In this class, I’m going to show you a fun technique I like to do with my abstract art to push myself a bit further. We are going to be using Art Prompts! I love creating a collection of prompts and then using them when I’m creating to add some unexpected elements into my art. To push myself to think outside my own limitations and try new things as I’m creating. This is a great way to experiment with new supplies, colors, substrates, etc… This is the way we learn how to use our materials and discover new things. Doing a project like this will often lead you in new directions in your art!
I’ll be focused on little abstracts for doing these projects – but you don’t have to limit yourself to doing abstracts. You can apply these techniques to any type of art you choose!
Before I get started I will go through my supplies and pull out the ones I am going to use and I will put all the others away. This might include supplies just in my colors, new supplies I’m wanting to try out, my paper choice, and then I tell myself – this is it… let’s see what we can create!
This class is for you if:
- You love learning new techniques for your art
- You are interested in abstract painting
- You love experimenting with art supplies
- You love watching how others approach their painting practice
Supplies: I encourage you to use your supplies you have on hand to do your projects. You do not have to purchase any specific supplies for this class. It is all about experimenting with the supplies you have and learning to let loose.
- Watercolor paper – I Iike cold press and hot press about 140lb for most projects – but this is also the time to experiment with your substrates and choose some different papers, boards, vintage elements to paint on.
- Various paintbrushes and mark making tools
- Various paints in your favorite colors. I’m using a variety of acrylic paints in this class, but feel free to use watercolors, oil paints, inks, etc… the sky is the limit on the supplies you could choose to use and experiment with.
- Disposable gloves if you are using any toxic art supplies
- I love using a Stabilo black pencil and the Posca Pen to make marks in my work
That is the majority of supplies I am using… but as I mentioned above – don’t think you need to go out and buy tons of new supplies (unless you just want to…). Try this project with some of the supplies you have on hand and grow from there.
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