Discover how to create a beautiful self-leveling gesso ground free of brush strokes or tool marks.

Pour a beautiful, uniform, self-leveling ground for pastels.

Create a beautiful, matte, level surface over a drawing for painting or as a finished product, free of brush strokes or tool marks.

A list of helpful tips for artists to better understand how to create pours, from surface prep to drying.

Pigment density can play an important roll in how your pours perform. use the chart as a guide to determining what order might work best to achieve the results you desire. Click the chart to view.

Color and Motion: Add a little wiggle and movement to your dirty pour to create interesting patterns. Tilt and stretch until you achieve the look you are going for for.

3 Responses to Pouring

  1. Marcy Freeman May 30, 2019 at 5:34 pm #

    Thanks. This was interesting and helpful. I was never sure how much paint to medium to add together, so the video was very explicit. Now I feel confident that I’m not wasting paint. And I loved how the colors and lines stayed so discrete and clean. Very nice. More pouring effects videos would be great and would certainly make me feel more confident investing money in your product.

    • Michael Townsend June 10, 2019 at 9:08 am #

      Thank you Marcy for your kind words.

      Be sure to check out the videos in the new Just Paint Experience, which is right here at

      – Mike Townsend

  2. Leonard Williams July 19, 2019 at 4:02 pm #

    I tried acrylics a long time ago but since I like to manipulate my paints this didn’t work as they dried way to fast then along came OPEN ACRYLICS. So I stayed with my watercolors. I’m back to acrylics having painted several paintings with OPEN. A big THANK YOU Golden. I use all four water mediums but love the OPEN products.
    Leonard Williams

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