Abstract painting textured NEON pink GOLD leaf Acrylic
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Abstract painting textured NEON pink GOLD leaf Acrylic

Have fun creating modern GOLD leaf Acrylic Painting
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Last updated 7/2020
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What you'll learn
  • How to create a large abstract acrylic painting with gold foil from start to finish.
  • This course is for beginners, and not only, who want to know more about acrylic painting.
  • In this class you will learn techniques on how to make large abstract acrylic paintings with various acrylic paint and gold leaf.
Requirements
  • Acrylic paints (Amsterdam): white, turquoise, blue, yellow, brown, neon pink.
  • Squared stretched canvas, bigger is always better.
  • Palette knife, big flat brush, small flat bush
  • Gold foil (the cheap kind), glue for the foil (if the art supply store doesn’t have it, just dilute some white glue with 30% water), paper towels (cleaning up the brushes)
Description

Come in a joyful journey of the abstract painting. You will be using brushes, palette knife, gold foils (cheaper than gold ones but same effect as real ones) and great thick luscious acrylic paints. There is something cathartic about abstract painting. You can dive into it as a meditation, for inspiration and even art therapy benefits.

Assignment

Just step into this full hearten and let yourself go into this process. Learn how to paint abstractly an acrylic turquoise painting with few touches of red, yellow and neon pink.

Follow the step by step video of learning how blend these colors and textures. Improvise your own. You can even combine your own colors that go well together. Feel free to experiment. You can easily adapt it to your creative approach and individual style.

In this process you can find your expressive language which can lead to satisfying projects.

Materials:

  1. Acrylic paints (Amsterdam): white, turquoise, blue, yellow, brown, neon pink

  2. Squared stretched canvas, bigger is always better.

  3. Palette knife, big flat brush, small flat bush

  4. Gold foil (the cheap kind), glue for the foil (if the art supply store doesn’t have it, just dilute some white glue with 30% water), paper towels (cleaning up the brushes)

Deliverable

A finished abstract painting with gold foil. It can be any colors you chose.

Don’t hesitate to ask any questions if you feel stuck. Looking forward for seeing the results. Share your pictures of your process and in the Project Gallery of this class.


Don’t worry if you don’t have these specific colors you can use any others keeping in mind to use colors that go well together and keep it simple (for example you can go for complementary) or you can search for color “pallets” on Pinterest. This is the beauty of abstract painting. Choosing beautiful colors that go well together you can create beautiful artworks using this technique


This course is for beginners, and not only, who want to know more about acrylic painting. In this class you will learn techniques on how to make large abstract paintings with various acrylic paint and gold leaf. You are encouraged here to use your free hand, create new patterns and satisfying textures.

Why acrylic paint? acrylics yield some of the most gorgeous colors and ingenuous results. In addition to being incredibly easy to use acrylic is quite inexpensive.

The process of making this artwork is easy and relaxant. It’s ideal for beginners in the sense of time, resources and the result. Painting spontaneously with no pre-planning gives great freedom for your creativity. It’s a very easy and intuitive work with an even paced rhythm for a fast, gorgeous result and you are going to learn exactly how to do that in this course.

By the end of this course you will have the skills to paint your own acrylic abstract paintings, using simple materials and technique. You will learn how to do your own compositions using palette knife and colors like turquoise, red, orange, yellow and even neon pink. The combination between turquoise

Build a great texture into an artwork that you can put on your wall in any direction or give as a present to a loved one.

You are few brush stokes away from your own beautiful amazing abstract painting!

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner painters
  • Painters
  • arts and crafts
  • acrylic painters
  • looking to relax
  • learn painting
  • acrylic painting
Course content
Expand all 14 lectures 44:37
+ Introduction
1 lecture 02:13

Create beautiful, loose, colorful abstract acrylic painting. Using brushes, rollers and lots of thick, luscious, juicy acrylic color.

This course is for beginners who want to know a lot about acrylic painting. This lesson is perfect or those with minimal experience, but if you have been painting with acrylic for a while you might learn something new too!

Preview 02:13
+ Materials
1 lecture 02:14

Why acrylic paint? acrylics yield some of the most gorgeous colors and ingenuous results. In addition to being incredibly easy to use acrylic is quite inexpensive, and this means you can create luscious textures in your abstract painting

  1. Acrylic paints (Amsterdam): white, turquoise, blue, yellow, brown, neon pink

  2. Squared stretched canvas, bigger is always better.

  3. Palette knife, big flat brush, small flat bush

  4. Gold foil (the cheap kind), glue for the foil (if the art supply store doesn’t have it, just dilute some white glue with 30% water), paper towels (cleaning up the brushes)

Preview 02:14
+ Under-painting why its very important for abstract acrylic paintings
3 lectures 07:51

Using yellow and white acrylic paint you will start your wonderful journey of acrylic painting.

Using a big flat brush you will create a section of color at the top of the canvas.

Keep in mind that this is the under-painting  this will serve as general color and it will show up about 5% in the finished abstract painting.

Nonetheless this is a very important layer, not in the way that it looks, but rather that it covers the white of the canvas so that the entire top of the canvas has a layer of Acrylic Paint.

This layer of acrylic paint will be the building block of all the textures you will apply in the next steps, to create the abstract painting

Preview 03:44
Neon Pink acrylic paint for the bottom of the abstract painting
02:16
Apply a layer of blue acrylic paint on the bottom of the abstract painting
01:51
+ Texture making with acrylic paint to create a gorgeous abstract painting
5 lectures 20:29

The palette knife isn’t just a tool for mixing acrylic paint on your palette. Many artists abandon paint brushes altogether in favor of the semi-flexible blades to create abstract paintings that are full of rich texture and sweeping blends of color.

You can paint on top of wet layers of acrylic paint without having to worry about the paint blending (like it does with your brush).

The palette knife can be fantastic for blending edges by dragging one color into another to create an amazing abstract painting.

First acrylic paint Textures with Turquoise. Abstract painting is fun
03:29

Learning to paint with a knife can be a tricky skill to master, however in this course you will learn easy ways to apply satisfying textures of Acrylic paint to create an abstract painting

Textures with Neon Pink acrylic paint, half way to a finished abstract painting
07:17

You can quickly scrape away the acrylic paint from the canvas to clear an area where it went wrong. Keep in mind there are no mistakes in abstract painting, only happy accidents.

Hold the handle firmly with your thumb on top and use your wrist to change angles on the canvas, and leave your mark on the world.

If you like the course so far, a review would help tremendously.

Apply yellow textures acrylic paint on the top of the abstract painting
04:29

You can also use the palette knife to scrape details into your abstract painting, you just need to be aware of what color will be exposed in the under-painting.

Because the palette knife allows you to paint layer on layer without having the acrylic paint blend together, you can achieve some beautiful broken color effects which are not possible with a brush.

Use painting knives to create expressive abstract paintings that appear to come out from the canvas.

Turquoise acrylic paint texture of to create depth in the abstract painting
03:57

You want all the elements in your abstract painting to work together.

The palette knife is great for sharp shifts in color. For example, if you want to add a layer of acrylic paint .

But also if the shift in acrylic color is subtle this will create a softer transition and contrast to the abstract painting.


Lighter yellow acrylic paint on the top of the abstract painting
01:17
+ Applying gold foil
3 lectures 09:46

Using Some gold foil glue, or some diluted white glue with 30% water, you should create a bridge of glue where the top of the canvas meets the lower part.

Its very hard to visualize the line so you can find a picture of the finished abstract painting bellow.

The acrylic paint textures underneath will show up in the gold foil.

Gold foil glue application over the acrylic abstract painting
03:18

This is a very easy step of the abstract painting, all you need to do is apply the gold foil over the glue.

If you feel like you want to put more acrylic paint textures, fell free to do so.

Applying the gold foil over abstract acrylic painting
05:09

Removing the excess gold foil can be done with a brush or just your hand gently going over the abstract painting.

The acrylic painting is now done, all it needs is some varnish,  and you will see exactly how in the next step

Removing the excess gold foil off the abstract acrylic painting
01:19
+ Applying varnish. Thank you very much for taking this course. Congratulations.
1 lecture 02:04

Varnish is very good for protecting the gold foil and making the acrylic paint more vibrant.

Use a water-base varnish on your abstract painting, it can be even a spray varnish.

Congratulations, you are now the proud creator of an amazing abstract acrylic painting.

Thank you for being part of the community, if its not to much to ask, a review will help a lot.

Your experience and opinions about the course are very important.

Applying varnish to protect the acrylic and gold foil of the abstract painting
02:04