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Pour over painting method making a comeback in Fremont County

Published: Feb. 10, 2021 at 11:34 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

The pour over method of painting was invented in the 1930′s by a Mexican mural artist, but has been gaining popularity again. A Fremont county artist has grown to love the process, and is sharing her love by teaching others.

Amy Reed, owner and founder of Perfectly Imperfect 307 stayed busy during Red White Buffalo’s closure and she was one of the first back in the doors to present her art she’d been working on. Now she’s not only selling her art at the art studio in Lander, but is also teaching classes for people to acquire the skills for themselves.

Reed and the Red White Buffalo are hosting a Valentine’s class this weekend at the Colter Block loft in Lander, but it was booked solid after a week and a half of being listed. “A lot of us have changed, we stay home, we don’t do a lot, and this is an opportunity for them to get out, get their creative juices flowing again, share some time, have that commonness with people,” stated Reed.

Although she’s only been using this method for less than a year, she started hosting classes to teach the technique at the Red White Buffalo in Lander. “I just fell in love with the process, started watching a lot of videos, and I thought I can do this because I like to create, I like to go out in my wood shop,” mentioned Reed.

She describes the process the dirty pour paint process.

“Dirty pour is actually when you take your acrylic paints and you mix it with a medium. They start out, you just do a tree ring or something to bring a lot of the colors and it flows, that’s what’s called the pour, it’s just pouring over the sides. It’s just a fun process,” added Reed.

She’s been getting creative, trying out new methods for a completely different look. “These are actually cells that are created, you can spray alcohol, it’s a technique just spraying rubbing alcohol on it, and it will create these beautiful little cells that pop up,” said Reed.

She’s hoping to host a Mother’s Day class as well, but for now she’s just loving keeping the inventory at the Red White Buffalo in stock. “When things are selling, I just like to keep creating,” stated Reed.

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