(See above for the exact blending techniques I used.). Hold the brush so it’s at right angles to the page and just the tips of the bristles are in contact and use circular, dabbing motions to make a painting similar to the red and yellow one. Kay Mitchell from California on October 10, 2011: I love this! Some of the links on BirchAndButton.com are affiliate links, meaning I receive a commission if you purchase something through that link. Easy Abstract Acrylic Painting DIY Step-By-Step, Step Zero (Optional, and only necessary if you’re painting on a canvas). You can also get a similar effect by dry-brushing gold or silver paint on top of the other layers. Thank you for supporting Birch & Button! I enjoyed your hub. Answer: I have never had the varnish pool on a painting as I use a brush to put it on. Please note that copyright of this painting remains with myself. This is just to give a good base to work with and means that the whole canvas is now covered in paint so you don't have to worry if subsequent coats don't cover everything. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Image Source. So now you’ve read my best tips (including what not to do…!) let’s get onto the ridiculously easy step-by-step tutorial! Wendy Hughes from Charlotte on November 02, 2014: I liked the white textured canvas from the first step. Once all the painting is complete and I am happy with the finished effect I paint the canvas sides with 2 coats of paint using a sponge. Wow! Personally I have never painted in abstract, but I find it incredible that as artists absrtact painters have the ability to convey a hidden depth to art work that is powerful enough to evoke the strongest of emotions. The first step was to mix up some texture to apply to the canvas - I make my own texture and you can find the details in my 'make your own texture' article. Squeeze a few blobs of paint onto the paper or canvas. I want to try now. herrannick from Miami,Florida on January 02, 2012: Great article, Great art! Following; Thanks! This method of creating an abstract painting is really freeing since it’s a little unpredictable. If you, like me, need your hand held through your first abstract painting attempt, check out the easy step-by-step process I used below. Next I applied a coat of very watered down prussian blue acrylic paint to the whole canvas. Marian L (author) from UK on May 28, 2012: carlarmes from Bournemouth, England on May 28, 2012: I must say I am very impressed with your work and am glad you shared some of your techniques with us. This way, it can be hung without needing to be framed. It’s a common fallacy that abstract art is made by artists who can’t draw, have no academic training, or who are just spastic. It’s entirely up to you how much you blend the paint together. Some of the greatest masterpieces in painting has been the nude abstracts, that depicts the physical form of a human body without making the appearance vulgar, rather, giving it a sensitive outlook, a new perspective and one of the easiest to start with for beginners with a scope of improvement at every point and so it is one of the Abstract Painting … Watercolour paper, acrylic paper, or a canvas; 2-3 colours of acrylic paint… If you want one that doesn't then try using an oil paint gloss varnish for paintings. And if your brush strokes are short and change direction a lot, and you don’t blend the colours too much, you’ll create a painting like my blue and purple one. Marian L (author) from UK on March 21, 2016: Hi, the artist is myself and you can get more information on this technique at www.painting-texture.com, thank. Each painting you complete using this technique will vary depending on where you squeeze the paint onto the page, how much paint you use, what direction you take the brush strokes and how much you blend the paint colours. Stop fussing and take a deep breath. I like that you show step by step photos too. This takes the paint back to the previous colour you have used. Travel Chef from Manila on August 26, 2011: Amazing work of art! I'm Stacey and I help busy people inject some creativity into their lives with tutorials, hints and tips. I'm into drawing but never really worked on doing some painting seriously. Easy Step by Step Painting Examples for Beginners. So this article brings together a few of my previous ones into a practical use of those 'how to' guides and shows from start to finish how I create the particular abstract painting shown above which is textured and uses acrylic paint. Abstract Painting Tutorial: We both grew up with art as an important part in our lives and love that when we want to change up our walls we can grab a canvas, brush some paint on it, and have instant new art. Marian L (author) from UK on October 10, 2011: Thanks diydiva - am also following back as I am a total DIY fan too - I always try and do something myself first before I get an expert in lol :-). imatellmuva from Somewhere in Baltimore on March 07, 2011: Voted up...and I think I may give this a shot. So I tend to use a lot of paint in my abstract acrylic art and this painting was no different. So anxious to try this with a couple of friends tomorrow. LOVE the blue in the finished piece! Prussian blue is a very dark blue and one of my favourite acrylic colours. Some of the greatest masterpieces in painting has been the nude abstracts, that depicts the physical form of a human body without making the appearance vulgar, rather, giving it a sensitive outlook, a new perspective and one of the easiest to start with for beginners with a scope of improvement at every point and so it is one of the Abstract Painting Ideas For Beginners. Question: When varnishing a textured painting, how do you keep the varnish from welling or pooling around textured places? imatellmuva from Somewhere in Baltimore on March 09, 2011: Oh I will...and thanks for your interest!!! Marian L (author) from UK on December 29, 2011: Magdelene from Okotoks on December 29, 2011: Very nice Azure, gives me some really good ideas; I have never created an abstract painting as of yet but this prompts me to do so in the near future. Does the varnish you use seem to effect the overall color of the painting even if there is no white in the painting? Easy Abstract Acrylic Painting DIY Step-By-Step Supplies needed. I used red, green, yellow and white I think for best results, three colours would be plenty (unless you’re painting on a very large canvas). Read on to learn more. For this reason, there are an infinite number of possibilities. Marian L (author) from UK on November 02, 2014: Thanks HA1, yes I think you could go in any direction with the white textured base with or without too much colour. Beauty on Canvas will never go out of style, Painting Texture - Creating a Textured Abstract Painting - Painting Texture. You could keep it quite rough and expressive like my blue and purple painting or more blended out like the other two. https://feltmagnet.com/painting/Create-Your-Own-Pa... https://hubpages.com/art/Things-You-Need-to-Know-A... you can try to create a copy if it is for your own personal use and will not be sold on or given on for monetary or other gain (i.e you are using it as a practice exercise). Once the texture is dry, I applied a coat of slightly watered down white paint all over the canvas so that all the texture and the cracks in it were covered by the white paint. On other coats I used dry brushing to just apply small amounts of paint to the top of the texture. I use this one as it gives a much glossier finish. Take a look at your painting to see that you have enough of each colour showing. to create a painting that uses a similar technique but where the finished painting does not resemble my own artwork. Easy Step by Step Painting Examples for Beginners. The varnish I use - although it says clear gloss - actually has a yellow tinge to it so should not be used for anything with white in, but it gives a nice warmth to other paintings. it's difficult to say without seeing it but it could have been done with stones and maybe resin or clay polymer modelling perhaps. The painting after I have varnished it, (c) Azure11, 2011. First of all, just clear your head of everything and decide what you need to draw or paint. That also means it’s a great way for anyone who is a perfectionist or control freak (that’s me, by the way) to learn to let go a little! Your email address will not be published. Use long, straight brush strokes with light pressure and you’ll end up with something like the pink and purple painting. I only recommend websites and products that I feel are genuinely useful. Gold powder applied to the greener part of the painting. Can you tell me the artist name please? Once the white paint was dry, I decided I wanted some highlights of other colours so I applied purple and yellow to some scraped out areas. This may disappoint some of you. Question: What material did you use to create raw texture in your abstract painting? Marian L (author) from UK on March 08, 2011: Thanks, if you give it a go let me know how you get on! So now you’ve read my best tips (including what not to do…!) I've done many paintings but never an abstract...well, never set out to do an abstract anyways! I really didn’t think that one through properly, as I know red and green don’t mix to create a pretty colour! First of all, just clear your head of everything and decide what you need to draw or paint. As a beginner, you might be a little stressed about where to start from and what should you do first and all such things.