abstract art painting
Hello lovelies! This post will feature something that I’ve never actually tried before. Yes, I’ve never really tried painting with acrylics before. I guess it was the intimidation of using paints that got me hesitant about using this medium. When my husband said that our home needs some color, I got straight to thinking whether I should do something abstract. And yes, finally I was willing to give this beautiful medium a try. I can finally say that I do not regret giving it a shot. So read on and enjoy my little walkthrough.
Step 1: After prepping all the materials required, start by applying rough up and down strokes on your canvas using a flat brush. Make sure you use different brushes for the different colors for a non-muddles application. I’ve used crimson red and lemon yellow alternating it with white so as to not give a very cluttered look.

abstract art painting
Step 2: Continue with the upward and downward motion using your brush loading it with ample amount of color. The strokes must be uniform to get that feeling of motion in your painting. Add a pop of secondary color by mixing ultramarine blue,crimson red and white to get a sort of purplish shade for added interest.

abstract art painting
abstract art painting
Step 3:Continue with bold even strokes by making crimson red the dominant color and by complimenting yellow with it. Again add white to cut the clutter. Layer over white paint in ant of the places you feel there is too much going on.Make sure the paint is dry to re-apply over it. Also have a flat palette such as shown below for ease of application.

abstract art painting
abstract art painting
Step 4:Viola! You’re ready to hang your painting on the wall and fill your home with some color. Make sure the painting is completely dry before mounting it on the wall.
The materials I’ve used for this particular project are  1.Acrylic paint(artist or student) 2.Canvas 3.Flat brushes 4.Palette 5.Lots of tissues 6.Water tumbler
abstract art materials used

What do you think?

How did you like this painting? Do you think you could give it a go? Would you like me to do a video or in-depth tutorial in future posts? Let me know all your suggestions in the comments below!

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About zakkiya hamza @ inkstruck

Zakkiya is the creative blogger and founder of Inkstruck Studio. She’s a self taught artist who let go of her architecture profession to pursue her passion in art. Zakkiya likes to write detailed tutorials in watercolor, calligraphy, and hand lettering. She also teaches watercolor workshops occasionally in Doha where she’s based currently. Other passions include traveling, photography, and basketball.When she’s not working, you can find her cuddling and running around with her toddler boy.


  1. This is a great tutorial! I just went to my first paint nite and loved it…I know want to paint more! I will be trying this!

  2. Love this… I have wanted to start painting again.. This would be perfect to do on paper and use for paper crafts instead of on canvas.

  3. That’s brilliant Jennifer. Painting with a group is always so much fun. You learn so much . I hope you will try this and I would love to see it when you’re done with it 🙂 thanks for stopping by

  4. I majored in art. This technique is fun. I would use a fan brush, one for each color. I would use very little water. It would be a dry stroke. If you use a lot of water with a fan brush, you’ll lose the light, featherly look. When a color dries, as acrylic does, you can lightly dry brush a different color over it. Examples: dry brush white or yellow over the purple or red/pink and the darker color will show up where the lighter color didn’t paint. It’s difficult to explain. Oh, you just dip the tips of the dry bristles into the paint. You don’t want the paint to be thick.

    1. Oh fan brushes sound interesting.I remember when I was studying oil painting during my summer vacation(eons ago) , this little girl next to me was so excited because she was going to use a fan brush for one of her landscape paintings.Trees or water I presume.The brush looked so interesting that I wanted to have a go but I was focusing on still life then, so I never really got to use/purchase it.Now that you’ve mentioned it, it would look quite gorgeous for this technique.Maybe one of these days I’ll invest in one if I ever decide to go back to oil paints that is! Haha! Thanks for stopping by.x

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