How To Develop Abstract Landscape Painting - Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting Demonstration | Robert Joyner | Skillshare

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How To Develop Abstract Landscape Painting - Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting Demonstration

teacher avatar Robert Joyner, Making Art Fun

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3 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Seascape Demonstration

    • 3. How To Aquire Rejects & Doodles

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About This Class

In this class I will introduce you to one of my favorite expressive painting techniques - Rejects! Yes, I create plenty of bad art simply because I tend to really go for it. Painting trite & boring art just isn't in my DNA. So, that attitude and approach certainly has it's drawbacks and one of them is bad art. But I never throw the rejects away. Instead, I use them as a beginning for the next painting. This is a fabulous & creative technique that really adds plenty of expressive & abstract qualities to my work.

Who Is This Class For?

Anyone that likes to create & think unconventionally. This approach is suitable for all levels and will certainly add a layer of creativity to your arsenal of techniques.

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1. Introduction: Hi there. I'm Robert Joyner. I'm excited to share rejected the art of recycling your bad work into beautiful finished paintings. Now, if you're like me, you tend to go so I don't like trite and boring heart. And that's not what I create. Studio really take risks on that attitude that approved. We love the result and reject for inferior artwork. But that's okay. I never let that bottom me because I used those rejects to create beautiful paintings. So if you're ready to get started and roll today and learn how you can take all of those bad paintings and tournament winner hook to see you on the inside again, I'm Robert Joyner. I love the pain. Oh, my rejects, I love thanks for watching. 2. Seascape Demonstration: all right. Basically a reject painting here with leftover paint. At the end of my sessions, I like to take my pain That's on the palate instead of discarding it or you're tossing it away. Um, I'll just smeared on my reject painting. I'll start with my fan brush here. I have a little Seascape, and, um, the idea is just to use the image for inspiration and then let it rip. Okay, so I will be taking a lot of liberty to change things. I'm just gonna zoom you in just a smidge here. I think I'm gonna use a relatively low horizon line. And here somewhere, I'm just going to start with that boat. And what the heck, Let's just go ahead. He's a little cno orange and just kind of mark where that horizon is and then started whacking in on this boat. No, it's is totally different than what's there. I get it, but that's what I wanted to be. This is a loose, abstract version of what is there, and I'm not creating picture perfect stuff to paint free like this on a regular basis, and just to let the things kind of rip a little bit is a lot of fun. Add some darks to anchor this front boat. Put a little action there on the dock on. Uh, come on now, coming down in this area. So, actually, before I get into the drawing, I got a little bit of failure Blue on my palette here. I just added that mix that with a little bit of these off waits and waits. Um, see, maybe a little bit of these some sienna is to tone it down and, uh, see if we can capture just kind of rough feeling some of these boats. I will make that a little bit darker as it approaches us in the foreground. Here. Now, I'm gonna use that same brush I want to go with, uh, adding a little bit of yellow white to this sky area. I'm moving to some blues. Just trying to leave little pockets of that original colors. I go a little bit later. Here, change it up with some blues greens. That's good. This boat suppose just a little bit too high. Um, I think it needs to be about in there somewhere. That looks better. Get back to my fan purples. gents is or violence. Those shadow over there. Maybe a brownish orange colors. We can throw that feeling of, Ah, building or some sort of structure there. I kind of see evil thing happening here, moving like this darks. I haven't forget about the drawing. About to get to that. See, I'm using my license here to change things up. Also having phone with color. I'm not getting stuck with what's there on. Good. Some rigging. Okay. Different things happening here on this boat. Few scribbles in here. And we have these boats here, that air, same thing. And as as these boots get closer to us to get a lot taller, so you get that sense of perspective here. I want to run that, uh, run that those colors down into the reflections in the harbor. That's good. We've got a little bit of ah reflection going on here. Uh, that's fine. Maybe a little bit later. That's good. Now play with this guy a little bit, maybe touch some clowns, and it's kind of different things that may be going on. I just want to make this a little bit darker in the foreground here. Maybe a few reflections there on the boat. Now he's going to grab my little liner here, Put a little water on it. I'm just going to soften some of these lives. It's gonna add a feeling of some windows. They're just want to add a few more details here. There's all types of stuff happening here. I just want to capture some of it. I want to really make these much, much taller. So these things air basically going off page here? Really? Just demanding your attention. This is all doing pretty good. Maybe a few windows, a few lines, a little bit of detail. These things have all types of crazy rigging and cables you name it feeling of Ah, maybe so reflections or something going on in here? I think it was back up here. That looks like I hope you enjoyed the demo. I enjoy doing it for you. And of course I will see you in the thanks 3. How To Aquire Rejects & Doodles: all right. Really a super quick video here to show you how I use my left over paint on the palate. And then I've got a little reject here. Sounded reject. It was just a simple doodle. And, uh, I want Thio added a little something to this to help me with my next painting so I can take some of these colors. I've got some yellow left over and I can just drag that brush right along, pick up some more yellow. You see, I got a nice pocket or yellow there. Maybe I want a balance that out a little bit up here, have some reds. That's lovely. Can make a little rectangle around that shape. Here, hold on. Something on the edge that looks good. We'll get a cno, have some blues greens on. I can, though. That down have some grays and some other colors here. A little bit of white. And there you go. So, uh, if you I really wanna have some fun, you can take a crayon here and throw months and scribbles. Come, pray on. And And this is the These are awesome because they're done with no expectations. They're just simple use some leftover paint slapping down through some crayon strokes on there, and, um, and who knows what I will eventually paint on that. Whatever it is, it's a really beautiful beginning. It could be buildings, landscaped, whatever. And it will be a lot of fun if you want to make it even more abstract or if you want to take it to another level, there's a little damp rag right here. I can do smooth out some of these edges, something like that. And, um, and now you don't have such hard edges. It's nice and smooth. And some areas, um, kind of muddy. And then those are a lot of fun toe work with. Okay, Like I said, this is a very quick video, but I encourage you, Teoh, have some fun. Try these little things and then make sure you never throw your pain away. Whatever you do that stuff to ruin your palate, you better off to go here. And that way you're already beginning your next masterpiece. Okay? I hope you enjoy