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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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