Abstract Painting

Inspired by Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work, I documented the process for my 20×20 painting. While I sorted through my life’s direction (#emo), this was an experimental piece where I explored different techniques including using blue tape, mixing colors, adding textures, and adding a splatter effect.

1. Materials, say hello!

abstract 1

2. Made some triangles with blue tape and played around with mixing colors.abstract 2


3. More triangles. More colors!photo 3


4. Wait for triangles to dry and then add light background colors with diluted paints.
photo 4


5. Fill in spaces with extra paint and then use back of paintbrush to create different textures.
photo 5

6. Add splatter then voila!
final painting



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