How to Paint Loose Abstract Flowers with Acrylic Paint on Canvas: Easy Step by Step Techniques

Elle Byers, Artist and Teacher

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7 Lessons (46m)
    • 1. Intro

      0:57
    • 2. Sketch and block

      10:13
    • 3. Negative Space

      4:47
    • 4. Begin Layering

      13:51
    • 5. Continue Layering

      7:08
    • 6. Final Details

      8:29
    • 7. Final Wrap Up 2

      1:00

About This Class

How to Paint Loose Abstract Flowers with Acrylic Paint on Canvas for Beginners!

This class is for beginner level artists.  I start off the class by showing you our model painting.  I show you all of the supplies you need for the class (also listed below).  Then I walk you through my painting process step by step.  I show you how I start my flower paintings by creating a simple sketch on my canvas.  Next, how I block in my paint colors, and how I build my layers to finish off my painting.  I also teach you the techniques I use to create loose abstract flowers.

Here are my best tips for painting loose abstract flowers:
1.  Paint with your non-dominant hand!
2.  Use a larger brush but shorter paint strokes.
3.  Don't even try to stay within the lines!

Paint Colors and Supplies:
8x10 canvas
Palette Paper
Paper towels
Water
Paint Brushes
Pastels (optional)

Paint Colors:
Quinacridone Magenta
Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
Turquoise Blue
Prussian Blue
Deep Permanent Green
Light Olive Green
Portrait Pink
Titanium White
Primary Red
Deep Violet

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