I admire abstract art a lot and have tried to produce some pieces myself, but they were not very successful. I was using acrylics.
Does anyone have any tips or guidance for me?
There are many kinds of abstract art and I believe I've finally found the style I'd like to create. It's all about color. I love the work of the artist in this link and I found it very helpful to be able to watch him create a work. Hope this is interesting to some of you too. Have a great weekend!
Great discussion, everyone! :)
Laura, I freehand all of my abstract acrylic paintings. I find it's easier that way, rather than trying to fill in predetermined lines.
Laura Thykeson said:
Thaneeya-do you just freehand on all of your detail work or do you draw it before painting?
I just take it from my inside, what I am doing. Sometimes I have a "vision", not neccessarly a motive, but colours or forms and then I try to express it. Or I just start without knowing, I think about a certain emotion I have or listen to certain music and go from there. The third way is to draw a sketch and think about a color composition I would like. I try not to be ambitious and think of the outcome, if others would like it or not in order to be totally free. Whatever comes out is good, well, maybe only for myself, but I treat it all the same. So far I only gave up on one painting, it is done, but I don't like it at all. Still, I keep it.
I look at other paintings, but only to get inspiration. And for improving my technique, I take a regular painting-class, because I am not good in drawing and certainly need to learn a lot how to work with acrylic colors. And I read tutorials, to get some knowledge about compositions, etc. But at home I just do it the way I want it and I believe the rest will come :-).