Abstract Painting - Going Big
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Abstract Painting - Going Big

Learn How to Stretch and Paint Large Acrylic Abstract Paintings Economically
4.9 (56 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,943 students enrolled
Created by Andy Morris
Last updated 6/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create your Large Abstract Paintings on a budget
  • Make your own stretcher bars
  • Stretch a large canvas
  • Impress your friends & family
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  • Students should have some prior experience with Acrylic Paints, and the basic supplies for painting, larger brushes will be needed House Painting Brushes work well
  • Tools Needed include; a Saw, a Hammer, Carpenter's Square, and Staple Gun
  • Materials include; 3 - 8 FT. long 1 x 2 inch Pine (or other suitable wood), 4 - 6 x 6 in. 1/4 " MDF Board, Staples, Wood Glue,
  • Materials cont. - Finishing Nails, Roll of Primed Canvas any weight over 7 oz. is fine

Have you ever seen huge abstract paintings and just been blown away?

Well that's what this course is all about "Going Big!", painting large Acrylic Abstract Paintings, finding and creating exciting designs that will look great on a larger canvas. You will learn how to build your own stretcher bars in a few different ways, and how to stretch your own canvas and save a lot of money. Then I'll show you my strategies for developing large compositions that are very popular.

The course covers 3 Painting Demos and is about 2 hours long, but it is recommended you revisit the video lectures over an extended period to really let the lessons sink in. With unlimited lifetime access you can come back anytime for a refresher and who knows I may have added more demos by then.

If you have ever gotten excited by the idea of painting Big Acrylic Abstract Paintings then this is the course for you! First I'll show you how I save a lot of money stretching my own canvas, then on to the painting demos, where you will learn some great ways to get started and of course complete your large acrylic abstract paintings.

  • Unlimited Lifetime Access - Revisit the Lectures Anytime
  • No previous experience needed
  • Easy to follow video lessons
  • Money Saving Tips

So if you are ready for some Big Fun painting really Large Abstract Art, then Enroll Today and let's get started!

Who is the target audience?
  • This Course is Not recommended for beginners who have never painted before however you won't need a lot of experience before your ready to "Go Big"! Students should be fairly well aquanted with Acrylic Paints and have painting supplies including large brushes (house painting brushes work fine)
  • If you've ever wanted to create Large Abstract Paintings, this course is for you! Especially if the main reason you haven't has been the expense, because in this course I'll show you how to create large abstract paintings economically, like a 48 x 48 inch Abstract Painting completed and ready to hang for under $50 USD
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
Stretching Your Own Canvas
6 Lectures 15:55

These are the minimum tools you'll need to stretch your own canvas

Preview 00:21

You will learn how I save the most money using the strategies in this lecture

Preview 03:47

Stretching Your Painting

In the next few lectures I'll go over the additional supplies you'll need and then each step in the process of this easy alternative method.

Stretching Your Canvas before you Paint

In this short Video Tutorial you'll learn an easy way I've found to get beveled edges on the Stretcher Bars.

Alternative Method; Getting Your Beveled Edges

You'll learn the proper way to cut your bars and get everything put together.

Cutting & Assembling Your Stretcher Bars

Test your knowledge about how to build your own canvas.

Section 2 Quiz
3 questions
Painting on Unstretched Canvas
1 Lecture 19:14

In this video lecture I'll introduce you to one of many strategies for creating a large abstract painting. You'll learn about Cruciform Design and how to paint on Unstretched Canvas.

Then review Lecture 5 where I show you How To put it on Stretcher Bars.

*Note; The Completed Painting cost a Total of Only $42 USD so you can see how much money you can save when you use these techniques.

Preview 19:14
Poured Painting Technique
4 Lectures 53:19
Mixing Your Paint

First steps for the poured painting.

Pouring Demo video 1

2nd step for poured painting.

Pouring Demo video 2

Finishing the poured painting.

Pouring Demo video 3
HUGE PAINTING! 60 x 60 Inches
3 Lectures 22:54

Create your stretcher bars whichever way you prefer keeping in mind you'll need more braces for this larger canvas. One brace for every 2 feet is the rule. It will also cost a bit more for the materials to assemble and paint this larger piece, maybe twice as much, but you'll also end up with a much more valuable painting when you're through.

Getting Started on your Huge Painting

Huge Painting Step Two

Huge Painting Finished
Bonus Section
1 Lecture 01:18

Thank you for being my Student, it is my pleasure to assist you on your journey. Here are some additional resources and Special Offers to help you further. If you have any questions or comments please use the Discussion Area to contact me. Also please consider leaving a Review if you have enjoyed this course, it is truly appreciated, and if you have any complaints let me know personally, so perhaps I can make improvements. Thank you

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About the Instructor
Andy Morris
4.5 Average rating
419 Reviews
7,334 Students
6 Courses
Artist / Instructor

Andy Morris a full time abstract painter, living in Dallas, TX.

He was selected in 2011 to participate in the Omni Hotel Art Project here in Dallas, and now 52 of his colorful abstract paintings hang in suites and hallways of the new hotel.

His work can be found in Corporate and Private collections across the USA, and in Canada, and Puerto Rico.

All of his life he has been creating art, and in 2010 he became a full time artist. It's been the most challenging and most rewarding thing that he's ever done. And now he's sharing his years of experience, and all that he's learned about creating popular abstract paintings.