Beyond the Brush Fluid Acrylic Painting
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Beyond the Brush Fluid Acrylic Painting

Discover New Techniques to Create Stunning Abstract Paintings
4.2 (45 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.
2,282 students enrolled
Created by Andy Morris
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Set up your workspace in preparation for the pouring techniques
  • Control the Fluid Paints to create aesthetically pleasing compositions
  • Crop & Stretch your finished abstract painting
  • Upload Image of your completed Painting to the Discussion Area
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Requirements
  • Some understanding of Basic Design Principles, some experience creating paintings.
  • The minimum tools and materials detailed on the Supply List.
  • A strong desire to Learn these Techniques and a willingness to Practice, in order to get the most out of this Course.
Description

This course, Abstract Painting - Beyond the Brush, is all about creating poured paintings in multiple translucent layers with thinned out Fluid Acrylic Paints

In video lectures you will be shown step by step every detail of the processes involved, as well as insights into my internal processes while I am creating stunning abstract paintings and demonstrating these techniques. This is a Course requiring your participation, your hard work and efforts. Because in order to truly complete Abstract Painting - Beyond the Brush, you must not only watch the Demos, and listen to me, but you must also purchase the Supplies, set up your work space, and try the techniques for your self. Once you have created a poured painting in this style you'll need to upload images of your completed paintings here in the Discussion Area. If you prefer you may provide a link to your website, Facebook Page, Flickr account, Google Plus, Photobucket, or wherever you might have your images parked. I'm very serious when I say that you must be serious too about wanting to Learn this Style of Painting before you get started because it's not very easy at all, and it will take a lot of Practice and effort to get really good abstract paintings like the examples shown. I didn't learn this technique overnight, and neither will you! Now the results you'll get will be directly proportional to the effort, patience, and perseverance that you employ. So if you are truly ready, Eager to Learn, and Passionate about Creating Abstract Painting in this unique style then the results you will get, will be absolutely Amazing, and your Friends & Family will be Blown Away! In the end it will be well worth all the hard work, expense, and time that you put into it, That I promise You! 

Who is the target audience?
  • This Course is meant for Students with some experience working with paints and canvas.
  • It is not intended for the absolute beginner.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Welcome to the Course
3 Lectures 04:14

Welcome to Abstract Painting - Beyond the Brush

In this course I will show you all the steps required to create beautiful Poured Abstract Art like the Course Image. You can See the completed Demo Paintings here.

Preview 01:37

So pleased to have you aboard! Welcome, now let's go around the class and introduce ourselves. I've started a thread, you can hit reply when you're ready and tell us a bit about why you are taking this course, what you hope to get out of it, or anything about you and your Art Journey. Also feel free to upload an image of your recent art work, we'd love to see it.

[Activity] Who Are You?
00:52

For those that are new to Udemy I'll show you around, and review all the buttons, and tabs for the returning students. You'll be assigned tasks throughout the course so you'll need to familiarize yourself with the interface.

Preview 01:45
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Setting the Stage
1 Lecture 02:39

*Please Note - You Will Need Primed Canvas for these Techniques!

There's a Paint List you can download or just choose your own colors. I'm using Golden Fluid Acrylics. Also I included a link to the place where I order my canvas.

Preview 02:39

Let's be sure you got it.

Section 2 Quiz
3 questions
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Pouring Techniques
6 Lectures 35:26

In this lecture I'll show you how to get your canvas set up, and I'll demonstrate the first pour. There's a Paint List you can download or just choose your own colors. I'm using Golden Fluid Acrylics. Also I included a link to the place where I order my canvas.

Preview 08:39

You'll see how I handle a few 'accidents' and the overall strategy will begin to make sense, as the composition unfolds with the continuation of more pours, this time with the Yellow family of paints.

[Demo] Second Pouring / First Painting
04:46

The third and final set of pourings for this first demonstration. Help me decide which way to Crop it. Join the discussion and let me know what you think.

[Demo]Third Pouring / First Painting
04:51

This is the first set of pourings for the 2nd Painting. I'll be using the paints I saved from the first painting. A great way to recycle what rolled off the canvas.

[Demo]First Pouring / Second Painting
06:20

We'll continue to used the salvaged paints as we add another layer in a slightly different direction.

[Demo]Second Pouring / Second Painting
07:31

In this third demo for the second painting, I'll be using fresh paints and a little thicker mixture to add brighter areas of interest. Cropping will save this runaway painting in the end.

[Demo]Third Pouring / Second Painting
03:19
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 00:52

We come to the end, or is it really just the beginning? I hope you've enjoyed this course, as much as I have making it. You've learned quite a bit;

  • What supplies you need
  • How to set everything up
  • Pouring Layers of Transparent Paints
  • Softening Edges
  • Reducing Drying Time
  • Cropping your Final Image for the best composition

Remember if you have any questions, I'm here to help you.

Until next time, Happy Painting!

Andy Morris

Review of the Course
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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

Extra Resources and Special Offers
01:18
About the Instructor
Andy Morris
4.5 Average rating
416 Reviews
7,314 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.