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Abstract Painting for Beginners

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Acrylic Abstract Painting – for Beginners

At the beginning of 2019, I decided to learn one new art and craft skill each month and this month it’s ‘painting’! I wanted to share my first abstract painting, hence this post! I won’t be giving any tips or suggestions in this post, but surely in the next posts as I’ll learn and practice more. Surely, this abstract painting for beginners is pretty easy, and if you’re inspired enough, you can do it too!

Abstract Painting for Beginners

Looks magical doesn’t it! In this tutorial I’ll show you how I did (and learned) my first ever acrylic abstract painting. Follow my tutorial and try recreating one yourself and keep in touch for more fun and crafty ideas!

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for some beginner friendly tips, make sure to check out this article on How To Get Started With Acrylic Abstract Painting by Wandering Aimfully. 

List of Supplies:

  • Acrylic paint
  • Canvas (any size you want)
  • Paint brush (flat brushes)
  • Pencil
  • Art paper
  • X-acto knife
  • Craft glue


Abstract paint on canvas

Step 1

Grab your canvas and paint brushes, prepare the paints on the tray and get started. Prepare 4 or more different shades of blue acrylic paint on the tray. Each shade should be deeper than the other. Starting your paint from the top side of the canvas; use the darkest shade for the first layer.

Abstract Painting for Beginners

Step 2

Continue the painting towards the bottom side of the canvas. Once you’re done with the first dark blue layer, wash your brush by simply dipping it into the water cup and then go for the next deeper shade of blue. Overlap both coats by a cm or so. 

Abstract paint on canvas

Step 3

Keep adding different deeper shades of blue while painting towards the bottom end of the canvas. If you’re beginner (I am as well!), don’t worry if the blue ombre doesn’t turn out as good; you’ll get better eventually, this only the first time!

Abstract paint on canvas for beginners

Step 4

Grab the white acrylic paint and use a flat brush to paint a scattered cloud pattern along the top side of the blue canvas. 

Abstract Painting for Beginners

Step 5

Prepare a really deep mint acrylic shade (mix white : blue : green – 50:30:20) and once again use the flat brush to paint a scattered cloud pattern below the white cloud pattern. Overlap with previous paint.

Abstract paint on canvas for beginners

Step 6

I’ve prepared a really deep peachy-pink paint to add another layer of scattered clouds. Paint these clouds randomly, overlapping and beside the previous clouds.  

Abstract paint on canvas for beginners

Step 7

Continue to add different deep shades of peach, pink and mint acrylic paints to the clouds. Don’t worry about it at all and get creative!

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