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4 Easy abstract paintings with Acrylic

teacher avatar Varnika Prakash, Delhi based mixed media portrait artist

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      Base coat


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      Painting 1 (Brush)


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      Painting 2 (Palette Knife)


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      Painting 3 (Brush & Palette knife)


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      Painting 4 (Creating swirls)


    • 9.

      Removing Masking Tape


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In this class I’ll be teaching you how to paint 4 abstract flow paintings in real-time, primarily using acrylic paints and a very limited palette with brushes as well as palette knives. I’ll share with you some simple techniques you can use to create these little wonders, and honestly - painting these is an art therapy on it’s own.

They’re super fun and easy to do, and anyone can paint these. Doing little abstract paintings like these also teach you so much about the kind of color palette that works for you.

I'll be sharing with you my process and the techniques that work for me, and since it is an abstract painting class, it's going to be very improvised and intuitive.

Now, for this class I’ll be teaching you how to paint on High GSM paper, but you can absolutely swap it for a canvas of any shape or size and apply the techniques you will learn today to bigger surfaces.

The focus of these pieces would be on creating fun little paintings, all of these pieces are layered and - and are full to the brim with loads of texture, and all that fun impasto stuff that I love oh, so much.


  • Materials - I will share with you all the materials I’ll be using to create these paintings before we get into the lesson. You really just need some brushes, water, acrylic paint, a rag, masking tape, a palette, and palette knives. I’ll share with you in detail all the supplies and the brands I’m using before we get into the painting process.

  • Palette - I’ll share with you my palette and all the colors I use - so that you can paint along with me. I’ll be using different base coats colors for all four of these paintings so you can get an idea of how different colors work together, but you can also recreate these using any choice of colors you may have on hand!

  • Base coat - Such an important part of planning your palette is deciding on the base coat, and in all 4 of these painting I’ve used different colored base coats.

  • In the first painting - I’m just going to be focusing on teaching you how to build texture using just a paint brush - which is, I’ll admit - a little bit of a process but the result is all of these beautiful swirls that you create with your brush, using only vertical and horizontal strokes.

  • In the second painting - we’re going to paint these gorgeous vertical textures using only a palette knife to add depth and personality to the painting.

  • In the third painting - I’m going to put both of the techniques we used above together. We’ll use a palette knife as well as brushes in vertical alignment to add a bit of colorful joy to the painting.

  • In the fourth painting - we’re going to create cloud like swirls and add texture to just a few key places to add depth and dimension to the painting.

  • Removing masking tape - So satisfying to watch! Watch as I take the masking tape off and see the pieces that emerge after, while I share with you some masking tape hacks. It’s definitely my favorite part of painting on paper.


I’m crazy about decorating my house, and especially my walls. And so far in my life, I’ve had the chance to move houses quite a bit. And even though I’m an Artist and I have so many portraits in my inventory, it’s just too many portraits to have around the house. (Yes, I know) Sigh.

So here’s what I do sometimes - I create these simple little abstract pieces, and I often work on multiple ones together, because they’re just so fun to do! Then all there’s left to do is framing them and you have yourself some beautiful paintings to put up on your walls.


These pieces, are inspired by my practice, which means I focus a lot on building texture, the flow of painting as well as intuitive movement. In simple terms - just having fun with it and going where your hand takes you as well as using the colors you’re drawn to in the moment.

They are really fun to do and we’ll cover simple abstract techniques you can use in your art journey. You can paint these as decor for your home, but they also make really thoughtful gifts, and are such fun to paint.

I hope you enjoy painting these with me and that the pieces you create are a culmination of your flow.
Can’t wait to see all the little pieces you create and as always, I would love to hear your thoughts about the class.

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1. Introduction: In the first piece we will be learning how to build texture just using your paintbrush. And as you progress, it's just going to be all about impasto texture, just getting loads of your paint together, having a lot of fun. I'll guide you through the palette I use the paints I use All the materials I will be using with it Even if you don't know how to paint a lot or you have no experience with it You can just pick up your brush and your paper and just get on it These are really easy to do So just grab your paints and your brushes, and I hope you enjoy this class with me 2. Materials: So first up, I have some brushes. We're going to be working with acrylic So I've got, I've got all my usual brushes that I normally use. All of them are flat brushes I've got some thin ones These paintings are going to be very improvised, so we're going to see what we use, but I've got some big ones to do the first couple of layers I also have some palette knives So that's also going to be pretty handy later I'm just going to keep all this stuff here So you can get an idea. Now, I might also use charcoal This is going to be, we're just going to figure this out as we go But I've got some hard charcoal and some vine charcoal So if you feel like it, we might use that I've got some fine liner pens I've got a separate brush specifically for smudging charcoal if we use it, so that's there And for acrylic, I have a rag so I can dry my brushes I have some water that we can use to clean the brushes Now I do want to talk about what surface we're using I've got some pre-cut paper here You want to have paper that's high GSM because we're gonna be using some really thick layers and it's going to need to be able to handle that So this one's own has got like you can see it's quite thick. This is brustro paper, I believe. So You can get these for pretty cheap, at any art store We're going to be working on four pieces at once I'm also going to be masking this paper down so the paper stays in shape as we're doing it because it might get a bit wet. So it's always a good idea to mask it You can also of course, use all of these techniques on a canvas which is actually better it works really well, it can handle more water, it can handle more paint it can handle more aggressive brushstrokes So that's awesome But paper does work just fine as long as it's a paper that can handle water And finally, I'm also going to be using this palette sheet. These are awesome, an awesome addition to your art set because and it's just really easy to clean up You can get any kind of palette you want to use So this is all the material we'll be using for today I will show you the palette we will, work with later But for now, just make sure you, don't need all of these These are optional, like we might not use charcoal I'll talk about how this whole process is going to be it's just going to be flow-based and it's going to be really intuitive So if you don't want to use something, don't, just take from this video what you want. And yeah, I'm going to now, I'm just going to before we start, I'm going to mask this paper down and I'll see you in a little bit. 3. Palette: Now before we get started, I want to take some time and talk about the palette we're going to be using. This is all artists grade acrylic paint I'm just using camles. Which are good paints, so if you have that, that's great I've got some reds here, some greens, I've got purples and yellows and blues and some browns. I'm going to go through all these colors once. If you don't have all of these tones, you don't need them. You can just work with some of your primary tones, which is red, yellow* and blue And you can just mix them into as many colors as you want, which we'll talk about in a bit. But for now these are my browns and this is my grey that I'll be using as a mixer Lots of white, lots of blues. So the idea is that we're going to do a couple of cool toned pieces and a couple of warm toned pieces, so we're gonna be using reds down hear and blues up here. I've got my burnt umber, burnt sienna, got my grey. Lots of white, we'll be using a lot more than this. I'm sure I'm gonna be refilling this white Here I have my aqua green I love this color so much I use it in all my paintings as my background And I've got my permanent light blue This is my lovely, lovely dark hookers green deep, there's sap and deep green I'm not using viridian, but viridian and lemon yellow go really well together That one's actually a cadmium. Here we have our brilliant purple, Naples yellow, cadmium yellow, cadmium red, scarlet lake, deep red A couple of dabs of portrait pink because I love it And this again is, this is a medium I'm going to be using, which is, I'll just show it to you This one's a daler and rowney medium It's a slow drying gel It a great addition to have in your art set And so we're gonna get started painting But I just want to talk about how we're going to be using, for these pieces I really want you to get a little bit of a hang of what the color wheel is and how it works We're gonna be using some complimentary colors like we're gonna be using a lot of warm tones together as well like yellows and reds and oranges and up here we're going to be using a lot of blues and greens together And once that's done, we're going to be mixing it up with some I'm going to put some reds up on the blues So it sort of goes well and brings out that interest in the piece. And you're going to understand once we start painting it Now before we get started I've also, right here, I've masked my paper down so that it stays in place We're going to do a base coat on this now So that's just going to be our first layer of paint So it's stays and so the paint adheres to that layer more Alright, I hope you guys are ready to get started, again, you don't need all of these colors You just need whatever you have got or whatever colors you like Just try and follow that basic rule of your complementary colors and how they all go together 4. Base coat: All right, so I'm gonna now, add my base tone to my surface, I'm going to use this nice aqua green with just a little bit of water Now, this tone is really, really important because it's going to really pop through afterwards Whatever colors will go on top this is going to be the main layer I don't really like to use a lot of water because I think it just lightens the paint down And I want it nice and thick You do want to blend it The thing with acrylic paint is, it's quick drying So you want to work fast You want to work confidently Just take lots of paint on your brush and just layer it down Don't worry about all these strokes that might show up on your paper right now It's all gonna get covered up later when we add more layers just make sure that it's thick it's not too watery This is going to be the layer that all the rest of our, all the layers we do now are going to adhere to So it's like that sort of that gesso layer, right So this is done with that blue here This one, I'm gonna do this permanent light blue So you guys get an idea of how how you can use different colors and what they look like Let's try and work quickly and confidently the thicker the paint you use, the more you have the time to work it in If you're using really watered down tones it's just going to create all those strokes then you have to blend it out more That's nice, I'm gonna clean my brush Now down here I'm going to go in straight with the Naples yellow for this one So after you clean your brush, which which you should do after every color you put on because If you don't, then the brush is just going to keep on getting duller and duller as you work So it's going to collect all those different colors And eventually it's just going to make a brown, which we don't want Just don't be worried about it, the beauty of using thick paint is that it's just going to cover everything up, that's the most beautiful thing about acrylic its super forgiving You can just keep on doing like layers on top of layers And I think it just ends up being more beautiful the more layers you use And finally on this one, I'm just going to use this strong scarlet lake, actually I might add some white to it So it's becomes this nice pink tone, scarlet lake on itself is a pretty harsh harsh tone and we're going to do that on top but just for the first layer I want to make it a little bit lighter And so for these little pieces I don't really have a plan, normally I just go in and I choose the colors I feel like picking that day But my planning stage goes as far as what will my base coat be Now if you're not using a canvas and you're using papers, like I am Just make sure that all your edges are covered Because what happens is sometimes you can leave these little corners and that's just once you remove that masking tape you'd be able to see that little white area that's left So just go over the corners once Don't worry about the direction of your strokes because you're using quite thick strokes So you anyway can't see it Just make sure that your layers are nice and thick I'm just going to go over this one just one more time, There, that's your base tone 5. Painting 1 (Brush): Now this is where it gets really fun because we're just going to go in and we're going to start adding all of those fun textures to it I'm going to start here, So I'm going to start with this aqua green first Now we're going to be using a lot of white I'm going to be using a lot of white and a lot of this aqua green maybe some blues and maybe some of these deep greens What I want you to keep in mind you still have, for these pieces we're just going to be using really really thick tones So you wanna make sure that you really try and use as little water as you can Use water to clean your brush before you change the tone But for now, the idea right now is to just build your tones So you can also just bop these tones straight down from the tube and then work to build it just have fun with it So you can go anywhere, anywhere on your Canvas Use lots of white once you've established your never just go straight in with the white You want to use white after you've applied a coat underneath So this here is good Look at how I'm just using paint just kind of blocked on Now I'm just using straight strokes Here, One important thing about adding adding texture is so here I have this aqua green on my brush And I have this white As I'm going to put it It's just going to make these really beautiful reflective thick textures that I don't want to like I don't want to go back and touch it because that's beautiful That's, that's the kind of layer we want to build So for this first layer, it's just really just using paint, building that Some places where you're just building that texture So don't worry too much about the colors you're using To start out with this our first layer on n top of our base coat. So to start out with, just use your main base coat color and white So that's an, that's an incredible way of just building your tones Be mindful of your edges and how they look Right, That's great So we're going to be working So all of this paint is wet, and we want to work wet on wet because then you can make all those beautiful textures in the paint that's already there. For now I'm going to use this beautiful grey, these so far I'm still just using my mixing colors Just sort of apply it Wherever your hands taking you, whereever you see these big blobs of color you don't want to mess around with it too much Try and work on areas that you know, that look a bit flat Here. I'm taking this blue tone, this permanent blue And I'm just adding like textures I'm just building all of that paint Now I'm going to go ahead and add some some of these greens So I have this beautiful sap and just put it in some areas I'm just going to use those on the lower half of my piece Got some here. I'm gonna go in with my white again So lots of white and just go on top of it And just, you don't want to blend it or apply too much pressure on the brush You just want to like softly create those little Patterns that the paint just naturally creates And I love using cool tones So now basically because you've done you've established all of these these thick exciting impasto layers whatever color you put on top of this, it's not going to blend it's just going to create all these beautiful patterns Also, what I want you to keep in mind is that you're not blending all these layers out too much the more you work on it, the more I'm just in one area using my brushes, the more it's going to take away from all that layer we built So just use lots of white in places Now at this point, it's already looking beautiful, right I want to not just put whatever color I don't want to scrape in a particular direction Now, I really just want to splatters on thick paint I'm going to get some more of my aqua green, straight on the brush, that's my Green. And I'm really feeling this, I'm really enjoying this aqua green on the top bit, darker green on the bottom. Think that looks pretty wicked. So let's now stop doing just those straight tones I'm just kind of going wherever I want to go Now here, We're going to do something more exciting I'm going to change the direction of my strokes. Not on the whole thing Just insert in a little places so it creates these exciting little moments on the piece Just remember, don't work on one area too much. So you're just doing one stroke, and moving on. Just one stroke and moving on Some places You might even just wanna put all of that paint down. This might look messy right now, but once we remove the masking tape and all those beautiful edges come and it's just going to be.. gorgeous. And just again, just be mindful of all of those edges. Remember to have lots of that base tone, because that's what we're going to to use to create textures This is my favorite bit when you've established all of these layers and I'm just sort of doing little just little strokes Creating these patterns from the paint that's already there The idea is just to find your flow find whatever works for you And just look at your piece, for me what really pulls me into a painting all these little areas of magic Now I'm taking a lot of this base tone and I'm just going to create these vertical little strokes Especially in areas that I think are just kind of dull like this corner There isn't a lot happening so I'm just going to use a lot of that base coat and pop it on Here I have some grey Keep the pressure to a bare minimum just very light pressure And also another important thing to keep in mind is the more layers you build the longer it will take to dry So I think this would dry enough in three or four hours I'm just doing some scribbles, blending out some certain areas And just see wherever I use the brush it just mixes with the color underneath and creates all these beautiful textures Now here what I'm doing is this green is quite dark compared to to the rest of the colors I've used This is my deep green So I'm just using this to create some interest in the piece And these are some areas that would just pull your attention Nice and thick, thick tones That's beautiful Almost done with this piece I'm just going to use my thinner brush my smaller round brush and just etch into the colors that are already there You don't need to even add any other tone Now whatever I do is just going to create, it's going to mix in with the rest of the layers and create these beautiful tones Because I started with horizontal strokes Now that I'm working on all of these vertical strokes it's just creating a lot of interest I'm really happy with it Just gonna take this nice little blue again this aqua green, I'm sorry, and just add it in some more places Just sort of pull it down This kind of work, It's supposed to be very therapeutic It's almost, you don't need to have a lot of knowledge of paints maybe a little bit of knowledge of how the color wheel works and how different colors work together would help but even without it it's just this The method is very very hands-on, like whatever looks good to you is fine And art is subjective isn't it just going in with some white creating some little lines white is your best friend when you're working with impasto tones looks really good Maybe a little bit of grey See the problem that I usually face is that I don't know when to stop because The more layers you build the more fun it gets to just apply paint That's looking good. I think I'm done with this piece now Now here's what I'm gonna do, which is also a fun bit I have this purple tone here, I'm just going to use my little dotting method and just dot on thick tones and thick dots in little places It's awesome. Take some yellow and then just in some little places There isn't a lot of thinking here Just find your flow Work with it. There you have it This is one. We're gonna do three more in different settings 6. Painting 2 (Palette Knife): Okay, So now I'm gonna start on this one. Now while this, this piece that we did this one took a little bit of time because, when you're building layers you just really want to spend time just putting that paint on This one will be a little bit more fast paced I have my knife in my hand, so we're going to go straight in with this palette knife. And I'm just going to use it to build those layers without using a brush at all So for this one, I'm just sort of applying all the color right in the middle there And I'm going to go in with this blue I'm using my palette knife straight down, facing right down And I'm not putting too much pressure it's just very, very light pressure, just straight down in the middle So it creates these little these little holes right in the middle Which is what we're aiming for and again, just be mindful of your corners Now when you've done that just take your paint in places and just pull it up like that It's going to create that little mountain effect I love how much you can do with acrylic in just a little amount of time You can also just pull that paint down and just put the knife on and pull it down It's looking pretty incredible. I'm going to go in with this purple tone now I'm just gonna mix it right here on my brush now I have all of these nice, gorgeous tones on my palette knife And I'm just going to use it in certain places, working my way vertically, just creating those moments and ridges with the knife Now I'm going to use this Like I said, I'm going to show you how to use warm and cool tones together This is now my yellow and purple My Naples yellow and my purple together I'm going to use this to just add some, some excitement In this piece And again, I'm just using this knife to create these gorgeous ridges Again, just be mindful of your corners Okay, now I'm going to use still just a little touch of this scarlet lake with this purple and this green So what you can see here, what I'm doing here is I'm just mixing all these colors here just a little bit Not too much, just so I have all of these different colors mixed in together I'm going to put some cadmium red as well And I'm just going to mix them just a little bit Pop some blue in there. So I'm creating this palette straight on the on the palette itself and creating these nice tones Now on my knife* I'm just gonna scrape up all of this paint So now I have all those colors in that orientation on top of my knife Now, since these are slightly darker tones, you don't want to use too much of it, just in certain places using just the corner of the knife I'm just going to create these slightly interesting areas And it really is it, there isn't much to it. you can use any sort of colors you want. The idea is just to get to mix these colors on the palette Here I'm gonna go in with a little bit of a yellow and a touch of blue on the top I'm going to use this pink tone as well Well, so just whatever colors you have on your palette just go in with them And once you have it, once it looks good Just pick it straight up on the knife Just dab it on and pull So it creates these really beautiful ridges Really easy, really quick way of creating lots of little interesting areas You can do these in different directions however you want with whatever colors you wish to choose just make sure not to like mix them On the, on your surface where you painting And just whenever you feel like it looks good, there I'm quite happy with it. So this is how I use my palette knife to create some gorgeous textures Of course, you can also just use these two You can use the knife to create some And once you have all that paint already established, you can use it to go in a different direction to create these gorgeous tones it's all going to blend in And it's going to look really beautiful Or you can do a little bit of both There it is 7. Painting 3 (Brush & Palette knife): All right, so we're going to now start on this Naples yellow tone For this one, I'm going to use both the brush and a knife. And I'm gonna show you how you can use both of them to create really nice textures. I'm also going to use the colors straight out of the tube. So this is just yellow. And I'm just applying* it and in some areas but not too much I'm using this corner of my flat brush You just have to remember to have fun with it and to not think too much Just flow to wherever the paint wants to go I'm using cadmium red now which goes really well with cadmium yellow. they're just really bright tones, I love using them together Okay, so far I'm just using these two tones to build a focal point Now that I have that, I'm just now going to use my flat brush on the flat side and create these little dots. Now I'm going to use my scarlet lake, and just ever so slightly, just touch them, just dab it on. So moving this in the opposite direction of where I've applied my first layer. So it's sort of creating those beautiful, beautiful patterns in the paint that's already there. Now use this portrait pink, which is now sort of my my lighter tone and just dab dab dab Just a little It's the same general concept putting more horizontal strokes I'm doing horizontal strokes while my first layer is still wet So whatever colors I put is sort of blending in. Here's my deep red tone with some cadmium red It's going to mix them here on my palette. The idea is you just want to have so for this one where there was no focal point, it was just all these colors were just mixing together on the palette. On this one here, In both of these there's this.. The paint just sort of pulls you to the center of the canvas, or the paper Whatever you're working on. Now I'm just dabbing to create those extra, extra textures So a little Pressure, different kinds of strokes I'm just going to take a little bit of pink just dab it on the palette first, so you know what you're going in with, and then the same thing, dab dab dab I'm gonna make some a little bit longer, some a bit shorter, but the way I like to paint, it's very intuitive It's very in the moment. Wherever I feel like putting the paint on, that's what I do And once you're done, I'm going to try and do the same thing now I'm just going to have all of these beautiful colors here on my knife I'm just going to apply them in certain areas Just a few so that you have those dabs from the brush as well And that's how I use both brushes and knives to create that same sort of texture on the canvas 8. Painting 4 (Creating swirls): Okay, so now we've reached this final, final pink, pink area here we're gonna do something a little bit more different because here we were trying to keep those tones still, we were still using that base tone to create those textures. In this one we didn't use the base tone needs to use the base tone as the mean layer that we were using to build to build up all of our layers, with this one we're not going to use that base tone very much I'm going to go in and very boldly apply paint, right So just have a clean brush. And now you have that layer already. This is just my red acrylic paint. I'm just gonna go pick some up straight on the brush. Like that This is really bold. It's just literally it's falling off. There. There's one blob. I'm just going to move this around a little bit, thick and right off the bottle Just going to pick some more up. So in this one I'm just going all in with really bold colors, and I want to build that contrast So this red, I'm also not following a particular direction of strokes, it's not up or down And just sort of scribbling Also on this one, we're not building texture everywhere it's just certain areas So here I want lots of that paint going on. Certain areas here but not everywhere, so there's areas that pull you and areas that don't that don't, it's almost you're painting clouds in the sky Pick up paint again. Again, just building texture in certain areas. Pick up this portrait pink. And just ever so slightly blend it in So because I'm using really thick paint straight out of the bottle whatever paint I put on top of it is just going to create all these patterns in the paint that's already down there, which I love, I love. I love playing around with the pigment like that And it just makes me really happy. So again, there's no blending going on. Really I'm just using Really bold, this really bold portrait pink and I'm using this really bold red What my focus in this piece is just to create these beautiful pattern in the color itself. Just remember practice what we've been talking about in the last few pieces. Really light pressure. Now that both of these tones mix to make my base tone, Now that i'm mixing out here I'm going to still have quite thick paint on my brush. I'm just going to sort of blend it out. To make it fit on my sheet, on my base tone just in certain areas where my edges look kind of sharp. Sort of blending it out. Take more of this pink, more of this red Mix it in together right here Pick up that thick paint straight on the brush I'm going to create these textures away from this as my main center, we just want to create. Some little textures on the base tone, just around. It's almost like painting little clouds. So this one's not following any direction. It's just following this like it's scribbling basically with a loaded brush full of paint And that's looking good. I'm just going to pick up that red again Just build the layers in the middle of my piece, just straight out of the bottle I believe that is, that is done. And if you want, you can just go in with like some white straight in and just dab it in certain little spots Just keeps those little highlights on your swirls. Remember really, really light pressure on the brush. And that is it for this one 9. Removing Masking Tape: All right guys. So this one is now I've taken the masking tape off since the painting has dried a bit. Please remember before you take the masking tape off, make sure that the painting's dry as it can again be mine is still a little bit wet, but this is okay, but just make sure that it's dry, dry, dry and it looks super cool when you've taken the masking tape off and you have all these sharp edges. I'm gonna do these others for you It's just so therapeutic to watch, a few important tips about removing masking tape, especially when you've worked with Impasto tones like these, One trick I've really learned is to just push this, push the tape away from the painting So like almost at a 90 degree angle and just sort of hold it close, Hold that painting down and just pull This is my favorite bit Especially when I'm doing like smaller pieces that give it such a, such a nice, such nice corners. I hope you guys enjoyed this class with me. Please do your projects I'd love to go over them. You can do any one of these And I'm really looking forward to seeing how these turn out. I hope you guys absolutely love the pieces that you create as well. Let me know what your thoughts were Certain places can sometimes be tricky like here you can see a little bit of paper coming out so I'm going to be really careful before you get on the I don't want it to take any layer of the paint out so just be very, very careful. It's one of the reasons why it's really important to use paper that is high GSM especially when you're masking it down. Here you can see I took some of the painting layer off, but it happens, You can always do a retouch after, which is why it's really important to be careful with masking tape It can go either way. And there you go This is what the four pieces look like These are my four different approach-es (!?) my approach to painting abstract pieces in different settings using impasto textures, using really thick texture, no water And just just keep those guidelines in mind that we've talked about throughout this class. And I hope you guys enjoyed painting this. Supposed to be really fun, really therapeutic. Let me know what you all think and I'll see you in the next class. Thank you.