Congratulations to artist Loura Canlas, our latest Instagram winner!
Based in Las Vegas,
Loura is an abstract artist specializing in Dutch pours, a type of fluid art made with acrylic paint and resin.
Creative from a young age, Loura took a hiatus from art while she pursued a degree and career in Dental Hygiene. It wasn't until the pandemic that she dove back into creating art, doing acrylic Dutch pours in her spare time: "As I ventured more into the Dutch pour, it led me towards resin art. I was mesmerized by the glass finish and decided to incorporate it into my pieces. After some practice and learning its temperature tolerance and working time, it has since become a part of all my work."
Loura says: "The acrylic Dutch pour technique gives me 'some' sense of control over the composition of my art as opposed to a straight acrylic pour. It’s a perfect balance between ‘control’ and ‘letting it flow’."
Loura finds resin is the perfect complement to her Dutch pours, providing an elegant finishing stamp to her work: "Resin has truly elevated my work. The pigments in the acrylic paints are just far more vibrant when sealed with resin."
Once Loura pours the acrylic onto her canvas, she waits about 2-3 weeks to ensure the paint has thoroughly dried. She applies an initial coat of resin, sands it down after 24 hours and applies a second coat.
Loura says: "Creating has always been my calm place when everything around me seems chaotic. It honestly brings me peace. I hope that sharing my passion for my art will inspire someone to find their own calm and happy place like I have. And if they already have, that they embrace it and cultivate themselves in it."
To see more of Loura's work:
follow her on Instagram: @louracanlas.art
Congratulations on your win, Loura!
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