What is Acrylic fluid Art?

 Fluid art painting is a form of abstract art that uses layers of acrylic paint poured onto a surface, the paint then reacts with each other when combined to create organic free-flowing abstract compositions rather than meticulously painting a subject.  When poured onto the canvas or surface, the imbalance of different paint densities creates interesting and visually stunning reactions that are unique.

There is a science behind fluid art, which is why I became interested in this style.  When a denser fluid rest atop a less dense one, the top fluid wants to move downward, causing the two fluids to mix. Different colors of paint have different densities because of the varying compounds used to make pigments.  Different pigments are made of different materials and each of these materials has a specific weight and density.

Depending on the viscosity (thickness) and density (how much mass there is in a particular space) of your pigments, they will move, mix, rise, and sink on your surface, creating a unique flowing pattern and creating the appearance of cells or bubbles on the canvas. 

The scientific name for this battle between densities is called the Rayleigh-Taylor instability. “When a fluid rests atop another fluid with less density, this instability arises. Consequently, the less dense fluid underneath starts moving upward, mixing with the denser fluid”  

This is why every piece of art and jewelry I create is a one-of-a-kind piece of unique art.