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Abstract Acrylic Painting Techniques on Canvas for Beginners
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Abstract Acrylic Painting Techniques on Canvas for Beginners:

Once you have all the basic materials to begin acrylic abstract painting, how do you actually get started? This article will give you several helpful tips on how to begin acrylic abstract painting on canvas for fun and relaxation.

Acrylic Abstract Painting on Canvas: Experiment With Color

Acrylic paints will dry very quickly, give vibrant color, and make clean-up relatively easy. There's nothing to stop you from creating a colorful, exciting acrylic abstract painting on canvas-maybe on your very first try. As you begin acrylic abstract painting, don't think that you will create a "masterpiece." Think of what you would like to hang on your wall. Let your own instinct guide you to choose colors for your acrylic abstract painting.

Acrylic Abstract Painting on Canvas-by Andre Lanskoy

(Pictured Above: Abstract Composition Painted by Andre Lanskoy in 1965)

As you begin acrylic abstract painting, it's easy to become overwhelmed by too many color choices. For example, if you like red, paint three canvases bright crimson. Next, tone down one canvas by adding a thin layer of white and seeing what shade of pink you end up with-maybe bubble-gum, maybe a dusty rose, depending on how much white paint you add. Finally, darken the third canvas by adding a layer of blue or brown. Part of the fun of acrylic abstract painting is in surprising yourself with shades you may not have intended.

Acrylic Abstract Painting on Canvas: Experiment With Texture and Patterns

If you bought a set of brushes in different shapes and sizes, or even two different brushes, you can create interesting textures and patterns in your acrylic abstract painting. Spread the paint in one smooth layer to start, then dab at the still-wet paint with the end of a brush. See what different textures and patterns you get from large versus small brushes and round versus flat. Try making your acrylic abstract painting smooth on the top half and textured at the bottom-or vice versa.

Acrylic Abstract Painting-Paris Abstract

(Pictured Above: Paris Abstract By John Ferren)

In acrylic abstract painting, you don't have to stick to brushes. See what happens when you use common household items to apply paint. Glob on paint with a plastic knife, or rub it on with a paper towel. Use a piece of cardboard with a straight edge-or a torn, jagged edge-and paint along that edge. Press a piece of bubble wrap against a damp layer of paint. And don't forget your fingers! They worked in kindergarten, right? Use your fingers to smooth out textures you don't want, or to add textures you do want, in your acrylic abstract painting.

Acrylic Abstract Painting on Canvas: Learn a Few Tricks From the Masters

You've probably seen more oil abstract painting than acrylic abstract painting, but that doesn't mean you can't borrow a few techniques from artists who favored oils. Marc Rothko is best known for painting "color fields"-large swaths of color on huge canvases, sometimes separated or bordered by smaller bands of color, sometimes not. Jackson Pollock became famous for his "drip paintings." He used brushes like sticks and stood over canvases spread on the floor, dripping and splattering paint in long lines and broad loops. You can enjoy the ease of acrylic abstract painting as you pick up ideas from artists who used watercolor or oil paints.

Abstract Acrylic Painting Techniques on Canvas-Bui Xuan Phai

(Pictured Above: Abstract Painting Painted by Bui Xuan Phai)

Experimenting with different acrylic abstract painting techniques allows you to let go and unleash the artist within. My only rule for acrylic abstract painting is: if it feels right, do it!  (Abstract Acrylic Painting Techniques on Canvas for Beginners)

Definition of Abstract Art:

Abstract art uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Western art had been, from the Renaissance up to the middle of the 19th century, underpinned by the logic of perspective and an attempt to reproduce an illusion of visible reality. The arts

of cultures other than the European had become accessible and showed alternative ways of describing visual experience to the artist. By the end of the 19th century many artists felt a need to create a new kind of art which would encompass the fundamental changes taking place in technology, science and philosophy. The sources from which individual artists drew their theoretical arguments were diverse, and reflected the social and intellectual preoccupations in all areas of Western culture at that time.

Abstract art, nonfigurative art, nonobjective art, and nonrepresentational art are loosely related terms. They are similar, but perhaps not of identical meaning.

Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. This departure from accurate representation can be slight, partial, or complete. Abstraction exists along a continuum. Even art that aims for verisimilitude of the highest degree can be said to be abstract, at least theoretically, since perfect representation is likely to be exceedingly elusive. Artwork which takes liberties, altering for instance color and form in ways that are conspicuous, can be said to be partially abstract. Total abstraction bears no trace of any reference to anything recognizable. In geometric abstraction, for instance, one is unlikely to find references to naturalistic entities. Figurative art and total abstraction are almost mutually exclusive. But figurative and representational art often contains partial abstraction.

Both geometric abstraction and lyrical abstraction are often totally abstract. Among the very numerous art movements that embody partial abstraction would be for instance fauvism in which color is conspicuously and deliberately altered vis-a-vis reality, and cubism, which blatantly alters the forms of the real life entities depicted.

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Edited by Kevin from Xiamen Romandy Art Limited.
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