DA62 Acrylic Pouring Swipe on Black Abstract Flowers and More with Sandra Lett 050818

hello everybody I hope you’re having a
great day I am cuz I’m getting ready to paint and I’ve been waiting to do it it’s
after lunchtime and I’m just not getting the opportunity to paint so I want to
quickly go through the colors that I’m using today all DecoArt
so here are the colors I’ve got some in little bit of cups mixed up I have some
and squeeze bottles so I’m gonna be using a little bit of both everything is
mixed one-to-one ratio with floetrol latex based so that’s what’s the pouring
medium is 1 to 1 back to my regular recipe and then I don’t add water to the
deco art bottle paints I do add like if I use the premium which is in a tube
anything in a tube is always going to be thicker so that has a little bit of
water added to it and then I add spot on treadmill lubricant. One drop per ounce of
paint mixture so if I’ve got say 3 or 4 ounces then I put three or four drops in
a cup and then everything gets mixed and then put into a squeeze bottle if at all
possible because you get more control but like this green I had mixed up and
poured into this bottle and it’s full to the top so I’ve got a little paint left
in my cup I may use first things like that but very quickly the colors that
I’ll be using I’ll be swiping with black and lampblack and that’s enough squeeze
bottle one to one ratio with floetrol no silicone and my white never has
silicone and the white is snow or titanium white so very quickly the other
colors I have a mixture of marigold cadmium yellow, bright orange,
true red, carousel pink, alizarin crimson and then my magenta color is a mixture
of primary magenta, vivid violet a little alizarin crimson. I just kind of mix it
till I get it to the vibrant point that I want it to be it’s often that I don’t
have a color that I want and I’ll mix my own. Dioxazine purple is the deep
purple and also in a bottle. ultra blue deep is in a bottle. the teal mint is in
this little cup here. sour apple is in a bottle. festive green is in the cup and
in the bottle. so the squeeze bottle I have and a little bit and the cup here.
our peacock teal and then this color here in the bottle is a combination of
blue grass green, desert turquoise and evergreen and a little bit of ultra blue
deep to make that very vibrant deep peacock what I call a peacock color so
like I said everything has silicone al. the colors have silicon in it but not
the white or the black so today I am doing another version the painting I did
the other day which was just a 12 by 12 inch canvas it was just a foot square
this was the one I did and I called an abstract garden and I want to do this
again but on a 16 by 20 so it’ll be that much larger and I’m gonna maybe add a
third blossom at the bottom maybe and I wanted to add a little bit more violent
let’s see a little bit more color into my swiping and so that I’m besides the
yellow which I had in it I’m adding the deeper golden color and then I had sour
apple in it and I’m putting the green and I’m gonna add the peacock color
which was not in there but the turquoise was in there and I’m adding the teal
mint and the ultra blue deep and I’m gonna put a smidge of purple as well say
I’m gonna make doesn’t the swipe just a little bit different hopefully it’ll
still kind of come out the same because there’s a person I was doing this for as
a wedding gift while I was doing a bunch of canvases and I was gonna let her
choose what she wanted for a wedding gift
she picked one of my very colorful rainbow ones and then when I did this
one she said I know this is my favorite now and I said well it’s only 12 inches
square and I said do you want me to do a bigger one and she said if you want to
and of course I always want to because I love doing this so that’s why I’m trying
a bigger canvas what I’m gonna do though is it’s going to be swiped with black
which will be at the top and I’m going to swipe towards me so I’m gonna go dark
to light so I’m going to finish up this purple in this Cup and actually I’m going to throw in a
little bit of the purple rain just a little bit to add a lighter streak of
that purple and I am going I know I think I swiped
with a scraper the other day for the abstract garden but I’m going to use a
wet a damp paper towel to swipe this with okay so I got my purples and so I want to do a little bit of this
ultra blue deep so you know people will complain about their floetrol getting
clogged up so that was probably the case with this one is that it had a little
clump of something that was in the bottle from squirting out correctly and that’s all I’m gonna do of the
purples and blue and then the rest of these colors will be more true to the
original color so I’m going to start i’ma do the peacock teal here whoops
say there gets a little clogged and then it unclogs and it comes out really fast and I’m a kind of vary these a little
bit some of the sour apple now I’m going to
the turquoise color. and the teal mint. a little bit of the gold color and then
the cadmium yellow took a little bit of that sour apple
there again we go back to this peacock green again the one little stripe of the ultra
blue deep turquoise again. this is gonna feel a little
different than the other ones I’m not sure
not sure how it’s gonna turn out. Teal mint. festive green. forgot my little tripe of the peacock color and I’m not this just
to be basically the lightest color here a little bit at the sour apple a little
bit of the gold marigold color cadmium yellow., so I got plenty of
paint on this canvas plenty is that paint goes over the edges a little bit I’m just
kind of all together there’s a paint . Put the black on so these are my two paper towel pieces I
have ready now I have to do two swipes because it’s not wide enough to do the
whole canvas at one time so I’m gonna do it about half way over my paper towel
lay down in the black well I got them just like the last time
I did this I looked at this back this is also gonna be the end where the
flowers are going to because they’re going to be in the dark part so now the
other half you go to things I’m just making sure
that I have color on my edges so you know there’s thicker black here
and less thicker black here I’m gonna do is try to drag the black up this purple
a little bit I don’t want that much purple showing so I’m just very gently
trying to get it to come up a little bit into that and then this little patch like I am barely skimming the surface
because otherwise it’s going to go straight down to the canvas I’m gonna
use my heat gun so right in the area where I swiped
beside each other we’re just trying to go back and add in a little bit of the
colors to see if that will kind of fill in that area a little bit so now I’m
gonna turn it around so I decided my next paintings are going to be black
canvases with swipes and metallic typically I used like the really bright
rainbow colors but this time I’m going to use just the metallics, That’ll be
interesting to see how that turns out I’m going to let this sit for a few
minutes so the last time I did some dribbles the colors this is a peacock color I put a little bit and some of the
turquoise while the tail meant it’s not choice in the green some sour apple that’s they outdid just because there’s
blue and purple melted a little bit blue have you put a little bit of them
all right let’s blow it up so now what I’m going
to do in below you how I wish this area were a little
lighter say I’ll just blow it on it a little bit
will expand the sales like it and they’ll they’ll go back in okay so just to compare a comparison here is the original here’s the one I just did so with that
in the purple that adds a little bit more dimension almost like it could be
floral like lavender or hollyhocks or something kind of growing in the
background so I kind of like that feel so I’m pretty pleased with that I put
this here just like and look at it for reference I think before I even go any
further now go ahead and do some Leafs so I’ve lost my butter knife somewhere
it’s around somewhere I’m not sure where I’m swiping these leaves and before I do
my flower skewer I’m just gonna around just a little bit I think I’m gonna do three flowers. one
in the center, kind of two the curve of things I’m gonna start with this it’s kind of a that one I forgot to
mention is a mixture of coral blush and baby pink so it’s kind of a muted down
pink with a little warm edge to it put a little bit orange on it maybe just a
little bit of wine oh forgot my white is kind of low and I always keep white
mixed in a cup so I’m just transferring my cup to my bottle that’s the titanium white mixed 50/50
with the floetrol. where there’s no chance of me running low I’m doing this
painting flowers are not one of my strengths did it on this one but I don’t think I
have much luck with it but at least it kind of looks like flowers which is what
I want it to look like, so what I’m going to keep doing it as just building
it up alizarin crimson magenta this is the carousel pink I like that
but I’m a to a little bit of white at the top part of that thing I do red, orange so I’ll warm it up a
bit because the the alizarin crimson and the Carousel pink are cooler so
now I’m gonna do the warmer I’ll do this first before I have yellow you a little deep or down at the bottom you
have just a little bit more orange and this has a little dribble of where
the color sprite out and I don’t like it so I’m gonna just dip my finger in and
I’m trying to get rid of that lon so basically I think I have the shapes
in the way out kind of like them for the flowers so now I’m just going to go back
in and just add a little bit of white out one just to kind of help define them
a little bit not a whole lot you and then down here the green comes out
kind of thick sigh figure that out with my other colors so kind of like leaves and now what I want to do
through here and the other thing I want I want
here just add a little bit of something so I think i’ma do and try one out to see if it looks the way I envision it see what I could do is just now let’s kind of blow no blowing works too so maybe just a few
little like but I didn’t have this on the other one but
I thought that might add just a little bit more to the gardeny feel so I’m just putting the orange on top of
the magenta and yellow and I’m just putting a dot it’s not
hardly any paint at all and if he didn’t have squeeze bottles he
could do it with a stick it would take some finesse a little bit well they’re just a little
see I can’t get just a little white drip me try these before I go any further like that wise so this one sunk a little bit where I
dipped my bottle into the paint I’ve got one more to do yeah I like that that’s happy feeling
happy happy so now I’m just going to come back and do my green again just make it work
make sure my buds have a an actual vinethat they’re growing from that and see if I can get a little a little accent you try they try it is white in my hand if I drip it on there it’s gonna be like
super heavy maybe just a hair right here at the
bottom of little purple rain a little bit of
magenta I’m going to stick some orange back on here and red and wondering see how it looked if I swiped it one looks like a leaf even though it’s
part of the cells this one does kind of too I’m trying to so I’m just getting the green color off I think I’m done. trying to decide wanna
do anything else put some on this, kind of just bland swipe a little bit peacock color through
it I love this
this is awesome I hope she does because I think it’s pretty darn awesome I don’t want I don’t want to drift
anymore so let me see if I can lift this up and show you without screwing it up here’s the top there’s the flowers I think she’s gonna like it so let me
put this away I hope you liked it if you did please give me a thumbs up and
subscribe to my channel thank you so much you


  • Julievivian Poygnena

    Quand je vois l'imagination de Sandra Lett je suis Éblouie, je suis sans voix et je me dis comment va-t-elle faire des fleurs au milieu de tout ça ? Et elle étire, elle tapote , elle souffle et hop!! C'est magique (enfin beaucoup de travail aussi) je vois apparaître des choses sublimes, raffinées, ça attise ma curiosité et me donne envie d'essayer à mon humble niveau. J'ai acheté un chalumeau, des spatules , raclettes et ça fait rire mon mari qui doit penser que ça va finir en catastrophe en fait il est habitué à me voir peindre de façon classique, sauf que souvent j'utilise de vieilles cartes téléphonique , alors j'ai envie de faire autre chose et Sandra Lett par sa fantaisie m'a donnée envie d'essayer. Zénète depuis le Pacifique sud ? ? ? ?

  • Max wee

    Hi Sandra, I hope my question doesn't appear too stupid but are you able to do this sort of art with acrylic house paint?

  • lisagd22

    Very cool! The white around the flowers really gives it a batik look.

  • Resin&AcrylicArtByChristyTrivette

    Loving the colors!

  • Jean Brookes

    Wow Sandra you are so talented, what a awesome wedding present. Thank you so much for sharing your technique XX Jeany B Wales UK XX

  • Sondra Matthews

    There is no way that she won't like this. Beautiful! Thank you for you gifts.

  • Karen M

    Gorgeous again!! From watching you I can see that I need to spend more time on the little details that add that finesse. It really takes a piece to that true "artist" level. Not that I am near there yet, but watching others I learn so much. She will absolutely love it!!

  • Joaney Mira

    You have beautiful artwork

  • Barbara Figard

    A magical midnight garden! Wonderful colors.

  • Joyce Callaghan

    It is so much fun to watch you! I taught realistic painting techniques for 40 years and I think I will try this on my own. Thanks for doing your videos!

  • al alexander


  • Deb Leighton-Bowlby

    I love that!!

  • Christine Lewis

    This is just blowing me away! ?

  • Faith Dugan

    Just beautiful

  • Anne-Marie Andersson


  • Lisa Skillman

    Hi there, I have done a few pours now, but would like to know please, if you have to remove the silicone and how you seal and protect the painting. thankyou

  • Lord Fancourt

    This really did turn out great!

  • Lisa Skillman

    Ok great, thanks Sandra for the info

  • Mustafa Alazawi

    Amazing and very inspiring… please advise on how long you need to leave it to dry before calling it 100% ready ?

  • winelover215

    Stunning @sandralett ! Have you ever done 3 widths of paper towel? It would probably be to hard to hand hold but maybe rolling it on a dowel rod or anything long enough would work. I hate seeing the swipe overlap lines swiping twice. I'm going to try it. Thanks for sharing your art and process with us. May God continue to bless you.

  • Lee Alviar

    I love this idea!

  • Karen Hildebrand

    Just gorgeous!!

  • Ana Correia

    Hi, love your work. Can you tell me how can i find de silicone. I don't know what to look for here in Portugal?

  • Ana Correia

    How long does it take to dry completly?

  • Tyrone Petrinelli

    Loved it. The background was great and the flowers were awesome. Cheers, Marie 'downunder'

  • Grace Fares

    Fantastic! Thank you for this. Hugs from Brazil.

  • Mustafa Alazawi

    I love it… I will attempt to try the same … thank you

  • ShaunaPester Shaunaispink

    OMG I am addicted to your channel! I haven't tried a pour yet but watching you gives me a little more courage. You do beautiful work! I am getting my supplies together and cannot wait to play! Thank you so much for all your inspiration!!

  • Maxi Lopez


  • ShaunaPester Shaunaispink

    Hi Sandra, I have a question. If I put my paint and silicone drops in a squeeze bottle ( I got the ones you recommended today) is there a limited time before I need to use the whole bottle or will they keep for awhile? I appreciate your help. I have purchased alot from your Amazon page. I want to do this right! I am hooked on your videos, I even have my hubby watching them with me LOL

  • Brigitte Buxton

    I love it! It looks like spring.?

  • Vicki Cheney

    Beautiful! It's just so relaxing to watch you paint.

  • The Frugal Bear / Bear Made Crafts

    you are so talented! I love it

  • Tracy Stipp

    I love these! So beautiful!!

  • Mike Kelly

    Dear Lord you just rocked me world mama…Wonderful stuff really…

  • Pat Floyd

    Absolutely stunning!

  • Natalie Schubert

    I loved this so much. Yet when I tried to paint leaves my paint floated on top of everything. Do you wait til its dry? How do I prevent leaves from starting to drift around the painting..and swelling til they are unrecognizable? 🙂 thanks


    All I can say is wow!!! This is art. I don't care what anybody says this is a form of art that is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for posting this video. It makes it so much easier for newbies like me to learn and to start creating our own art. I have always been in the art World in one way or another. Thousands of dollars have been made from my artwork up until 2016 when I lost my son. Every bit of creativity was drained from me I couldn't even think clear enough to think of something to create. It's just been with in the past few months that I've been trying to get back into my art. Right now I'm working on Artisan soap making. Several good batches have the smaller soaps for the family. You have to have a license to be able to sell them oh, and with the devilment shutdown you can't get one right now. So I just make them for my family as gifts as well as we use them on a daily basis whether it be our homemade dish soap laundry soap, soap for the dishwasher bathing soap shampoo hand creams. and I learned it all from YouTube. thank you for posting this video on here as I had said it makes it easier for the newbies. There's room for all of us to create our own art. it just depends on what kind of art you're interested in. I can't imagine not being of The Artful creative mind. Take care and God bless Deb

  • Linda RUDYK

    If you cover the floetrel with a nylon stocking wrapped in an elastic you eliminate the lumps! ?

  • 6 of 10

    put iron filing in the paint then use a good magnet under the canvase to drag the paint looks cool

  • Kathy Carver

    What do you use that causes it to have so many circles in the paint?

  • Kathy Carver

    I love this! Can't wait to do it myself!

  • vicky stevenson

    Your colors are so Fantastic ???I just love it all ?????

  • Lilian T Bouscayrol

    This one is my favorite, it is so beautiful.

  • Roanna Beckwith

    Amazing work!

  • Dianna Walker

    It makes me think of a rainforest. Beautiful.

  • PhaeFlutterflye

    Bellissimo!!! No, I'm not Spanish but I couldn't find the right adjective in English to describe this gorgeous piece of art. Loooove it!???

  • Mavis Bounds

    Beautiful! Love it!

  • Barbara Bealer

    Amazing…absolutely amazing! Such an artist you are! If the recipient doesn't like it, feel free to send it to me!

  • Donna Murphy

    For someone That does not do flowers yours are absolutely stunning

  • Donna Murphy

    I can't pain it all so I'm Mesmerized watching these videos

  • Carol Reid

    Wow! The purple added depth! It looks like delphiniums, and a tree under a shaded canopy. The flowers in the front look like they're in the sun on the edge. Reminds me of being in a rainforest, with those small patches of sun that peek throught the canopy.
    I'm fairly new to swiping, but I've always liked working very wet on my canvas, so it seems I need to get out my paints and do a swipe today.
    I've been enjoying your videos for a couple of days. Your work is beautiful!
    It's fun to think of what I would do at different stages. So much fun!
    Your work is beautiful! Thank you SO much for sharing! It's great to watch other artists! It gets the gears going, certainly! I love it!

  • Jenna Hygelund

    This is Gorgeous, Sandra! Spectacular. She will Love it.

  • Leanne Chinnery

    So stunning ????

  • Lia Marquez-Miranda


  • Ginette Tigoulet

    C EST MAGNIFIQUE!!!!!!!!!

  • Janet Ogren

    A length is plastic air tube for aquariums is soooo much easier than the straw.

  • HotPink Jalapənos

    I am late to class.. OMGOSH i just kinda discoverd this art on other channels and was curious and then i found you because it just came up and you INTRIGUED ME BIG TIME!! YOURE STUFF IS BEAUTIFUL ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. You are a cut above .. I was getting board w all the basic and you take it to another level.. Thank You Deddie

  • Ruth Tiernan

    I like this one whole lot better, beautiful

  • Shirley Hirschfeld

    just when i thought it was perfection, you made it better, love it. thanks

  • Monique Martel

    J'aime vraiment Merci!!!!!!

  • JoaBea4

    Omg! This is gorgeous!! Fantastic! Thank you!

  • Nona Jackson

    I likey alot!

  • Jo Enamorado


  • Barbara Alexander

    My favorite of the three I love the purples in this one they're all beautiful


    Votre travail est soigné, attentif, les couleurs très belles, votre composition totalement réussie, les petites fleurs du fond ajoutent de la profondeur, bravo ! Your work is neat, attentive, the colors very beautiful, your composition totally successful, the small flowers of the background add depth, bravo!

  • Cata Martínez

    Just LOVE this! Question, What kind of towel did you use?
    Hugs from Costa Rica ✨

  • Bere Goldstien

    That is one of the nicest ones I’ve seen yet! Love the composition and the bold yet still subtle garden feeling!

  • Terri Dee

    Do you ever have YouTube auctions for your paintings?

  • Jean Johnson

    I love it!!

  • Patty M

    Soooooo beautiful!!!!

  • Deborah Matlock

    I’m a newbie to this art world. I’ve been watching other videos for about a year, and I’ve only recently found yours. When I saw the finished shot of this one my immediate thought was “a big oak tree trunk with amazing wildflowers growing around it”! I can’t think of the word needed to describe how I feel about it. I want to try to follow your instructions (which are so pleasant and peaceful) and see if I might be able to learn this. I’ve been complimented on the simple works that I’ve done so far, but I haven’t really found my nitch in this wonderful, peaceful and emotional art world. Maybe this is it. Thank you for sharing your immeasurable talent!

  • Sandra Ileana Flores Torres

    Bellissimo.. Complimenti ☺

  • LindaMPS

    the little buds are my favorite part.. So so pretty

  • Lisa Reeves

    Beautiful! Do you have a video of the 12 x 12 that you originally did?

  • Beryl Rose


  • Cheryl Cleveland

    Absolutely beautiful.

  • Candy Harrington

    This is beautiful

  • Melva Burke

    OOooh! ? Remarkable! And the Close?Up.. Well,,What more Is there to Say! Merci⚘Beacoup ?

  • Nana Vine

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Angelica Williams

    Beautiful art work

  • Diane Dawes

    Absolutely gorgeous! The colors are exquisite. Thank you for sharing your talent. ?

  • Judi Judge

    Just gorgeous! I love it!


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