Paint your own abstract masterpiece
Every home needs at least one piece of original art. Artwork makes a room livelier and more inspiring. Whether you’re still waiting to find the perfect piece, or just want to add a personal stamp to your space, you can create your own abstract in a few easy steps.
A few large paintbrushes Acrylic paints (your craft or art supply store can help you pick the best brand) Small container of water to dip paintbrush Canvas (I used a 36”x48” back stapled canvas)
The technique is simple; build alternating layers of different colours and white, using vertical and horizontal brush strokes.
1 Start with a white canvas and paint on a few colourful patches. Then add some white and paler hues.
2 Work around the canvas to allow some area to dry, so that lighter paint is layered on top. Let some colour peek through. In other areas apply white while the colour is still wet, this lets the paint blend in. A paintbrush dipped in water helps the paint blend more easily.
3 There is no “wrong way”. Make vertical and horizontal brush strokes until you are pleased with the composition and colours. The beauty of acrylic paint is that you can easily paint over your masterpiece should inspiration strike again!