Galactic! Pouring with the new SOLO GOYA Silicone Oil

Through drop-by-drop addition of the new SOLO GOYA Silicone Oil, fascinating patterns and effects, big and small cells appear.


It works as if a look into a deep space, as a spaceship flight from far off galaxies. Wild, vivid, intensive and vibrant. And that's what exactly it needs to be. Because it is not the freely pouring paints that are at the foreground of this technique, but rather galaxy-like cell structures that effectively rupture the paint. Through drop-by-drop addition of the new SOLO GOYA Silicone Oil, fascinating patterns and effects, big and small cells appear. The transparent oil pushes back the water-based acrylic paints, and the paint lying underneath becomes visible. Already the addition of 2-3 drops while mixing the SOLO GOYA Pouring Fluid with the SOLO GOYA acrylic paints achieves the special look.

For diluting the SOLO GOYA Acrylic, pour 3 portions of the SOLO GOYA Pouring Fluid into one cup and add 1 portion of paint.

Stir well.

When the consistency resembles liquid honey or pancake batter, that's what you need. If it's still too liquid, just add a little bit of paint. If it's already too thick, then just add a bit more fluid. All colour shades should have the same consistency - that's why it is recommended to stir all the paints again one after the other after diluting. Thus, it can be determined if all colours have the same consistency.

For cell formation and depending on the mixed amount of paint, add 2 to 3 drops of the SOLO GOYA Silicone Oil into the diluted paint.

For a lot of small cells, stir in the silicone oil well, for bigger cells, stir in slightly less oil.

For a galaxy-like cell structure, pouring techniques are recommended in which the paint is poured on one another in many layers, e.g. the flip-cup: for that, the paints are poured into clean paper cups one after the other. To avoid mixed tones, always add some white colour between them.

Put the canvas frame on the paper cup and turn both together. Leave it like that for a short moment.

To allow the paint to flow beautifully across the canvas frame, pour diluted white around the paper cup.

Carefully lift the cup slanted, open and take it away quickly.

Distribute the paint with back and forth movements of the canvas frame across the complete picture surface.

With the help of a flambé or hand gas burner, stimulate cell formation through heat. The heat comes upwards and with that, the silicone oil begins cell formation, or rather the fascinating play of oil and paint.

Photos, idea and text: Kreul GmbH