Abstract Painting - Going Big

Learn How to Stretch and Paint Large Acrylic Abstract Paintings Economically
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2015 English

Course Description


This Course is 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

If you are ready for some Big Fun painting really Large Abstract Art, then enroll today and let's get started!

What are the requirements?

  • 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, Finishing

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create your Large Abstract Paintings on a budget
  • Make your own stretcher bars
  • Stretch a large canvas
  • Impress your friends & family

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

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Welcome & Introduction
WARNING! Don't Buy Cheap Canvas or Stretcher Bars
Section 2: Stretching Your Own Canvas

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


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

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.


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


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

3 questions

Test your knowledge about how to build your own canvas.

Section 3: Painting on Unstretched Canvas

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.

Section 4: Poured Painting Technique
Mixing Your Paint

Ready to get started? I'll be showing you exactly how you pour and manipulate the Fluid Acrylic Paints to create the first Layer of this Abstract Painting.

Poured Painting Step Two
Poured Painting Step Three
Poured Painting Step Four
Poured Painting Step Five
Poured Painting Step Six
Poured Painting Final Steps
Section 5: HUGE PAINTING! 60 x 60 Inches

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.

Huge Painting Step Two
Huge Painting Finished
Section 6: Bonus Section

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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Instructor Biography

Andy Morris, Artist / Instructor

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

Currently he is represented by Jones Walker Gallery, and Art Dallas.

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.

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