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How to Create Fast and Fun Abstract Paintings

Learn how to easily create fun and colorful abstract paintings.
4.3 (24 ratings)
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Created by Claudia Rossi
Last updated 2/2014
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of this course, you will have completed a fun and colorful abstract painting.
Learn to mix paint with floating medium to create proper paint consistency.
Learn how to create beautiful blended colors.
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  • Canvas (or other stiff substrate).
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Floating Medium
  • Round Paintbrush (size 5-12 depending on size of substrate).
  • Easel (optional)

In this course, you will learn to mix acrylic paint with floating medium and to create beautiful blends of color. This is a simple technique, using minimal supplies, that you can use with different color combinations to achieve many different looks. Most of the instruction is in real-time recorded video. Depending on the size of the canvas (or other substrate) you deicide to use, you could have a completed painting in just 1-2 hours.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anybody interested in learning a simple way to create their own beautiful abstract paintings.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 8 Lectures Collapse All 8 Lectures 01:50:23
1 Lecture 00:37

Just a quick welcome.

1 Lecture 11:46

You'll need a canvas (or other substrate), acrylic paints, floating medium, a round paint brush. This video is available for free preview.

Preview 11:46
Painting #1
3 Lectures 01:04:52

Outlining your design.

Large Painting on Canvas - Creating the Outline

Mix the paint with floating medium.

Preparing the Paint

Adding the color blends to each section.

Large Painting on Canvas - Adding the Color
Painting #2
2 Lectures 32:34

Creating a thinner outline for a different finished look.

Small Painting on Mixed Media Board - Creating the Outline

Adding the color blends to each section.

Small Painting - Adding the Color
1 Lecture 00:34
A Few Final Thoughts
About the Instructor
4.3 Average rating
61 Reviews
1,944 Students
2 Courses
Mixed Media Artist

Technically a 'self-taught' artist, I acquired my skills through many online workshops and courses, as well as self-study in many varied art books. I am happiest in my studio, spending quality time with my family, or curled up with a good book. My art embodies the joy I find in everyday life - family, friends, and home. Because it doesn't take much to make me happy, a playful freedom comes through in my art and art journals. I love girly things like butterflies, fairies, anything pink and (especially) glitter! Teaching others how to apply the techniques I use and trying new things together in my art journals is the greatest 'job' in the world. My latest commission made it all the way to Greece from my California studio.

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