Abstract Painting With Acrylic: Tips For Beginners

Are you planning to dabble in the realm of abstract acrylic painting? Then here are some beginner tips that will help you out in choosing the right materials and supplies.

Working with acrylic paints is a lot of fun, so much so that a number of people have opted it as their profession. However, if you are a beginner or are trying your hand at acrylic painting for the first time ever, you need to know about a few things that would help you to get started. Creating colorful acrylic paintings necessitates skills that must be acquired over time, but you certainly must find something to kickstart with. So here are some effective elementary tips that you will find useful:

The Right Canvas

Prior to even purchasing your colors, you have to invest in quality canvas materials for working on. However, as a beginner, it would be better if you buy sturdy and thick watercolor papers first. You will be more at ease when experimenting different techniques, without worrying about messing up the paper. Besides that, papers are cost effective, approachable and disposable. Make sure you pick a brand that has rich texture, which is ideal for acrylics.

Art Supplies

When it’s your first step into the world of abstract acrylic painting, selection of supplies is something that you will struggle with. What brush should you use, what is the difference between craft & professional tools — there are many such questions that would perplex you. First of all, you need to know that different brushes will bear different results. On the other hand, acrylic paints are classified into 3 categories — amateur, student and professional. From among them, amateur ones would be the best for you. Also, there are fluid and heavy body acrylics — while the heavy body ones are dense & buttery, the fluid paints have a strong & velvety pigment.

Color Palettes

Selecting a color palette that you will use to paint with is the process of choosing something which communicates and reflects your emotions. In abstract painting, your palette can match a specific landscape or subject, and you would still have nothing to worry about. Inspiration can also be a good thing to rely upon when deciding on a palette for acrylic abstract painting.

Lots Of Practice

If you want to be proficient at creating abstract art using acrylic paints, the best thing for you to do is practice. Start with simple things, and when you have got good enough in them, proceed on to difficult ones.

Painting with acrylic, especially abstract art, is not some convoluted labyrinth. All you need to do is understand which tools work the best for you and work on improving your techniques.