I know that a lot of people will tell you to buy the
expensive stuff right away, I disagree. If you are rich, then buy the expensive
stuff. If you are not than don't right away.
Get a Black and a White then at least Red, Blue and Yellow and any other
colors you want but at least those five.
I do recomend the big sheets.. why? I find it's just easier
to work on. I find trying to paint small abstracts a lot more difficult than
Step 1c: buy cheap brushes.
go to your local hardware store and get a 1" flat and a
1-1/2" -2" flat and whatever else you want.. but that is all you
need. The problem with cheap brushes at
art stores is that they will be small.. You don't want small.
Step 2: PAINT!
a. VERY IMPORTANT: DON'T TRY TO DO "ART" just
paint and have fun.. use lots of paint.. pour, drip, splatter, just make a hot
mess! press things into the paint.. just
bring your inner kid out.. and have a messy painting party. When you are done with all of this mess and
you want to now take it to the next level... read on.
Step 3: Start studying:
In order to paint abstract art you need to learn the
"tools" of the "trade".
Learn about the Elements of Art, Design Principles of Art.
At any time, during the books, DVD's etc.. stop and go back
and paint more with what you have learned.. PRACTICE PRACTICE AND THEN YOU GOT
IT ............. MORE PRACTICE. Study
other artists paintings, living and the dead.
Try to paint like them, try to do a Rothko a Jackson Pollack drip
painting and whoever else you like..
Now you might want to consider buying higher quality
I've struggled in the last several weeks to hone into exactly what I want to do. I've finally finished a painting that I'm very excited to share with everyone. I'm literately waiting for the paint to dry and then to paint the edges black. Then I'll photograph it and post it. I will be doing ten 16" x 20" x 3/4" of these paintings. Acrylic on canvas. I'm currently working on a new title for the series.
The painting process begins with a furious application of colors from the chosen palette then black lines and shapes are painted over that. I quickly lay down some collage from papers that I've painted myself. Once that dries overnight, I then paint out the negative sections of the painting that I don't want with varying values of neutral hues. The result is a painting that keeps with my theme of "Painting Worlds to Explore".
I got my blog back up and running again. After reading an article on the internet that claimed that most people who buy art never buy art without seeing it in person. Then what good is a website that charges you $30/month for? I decided I can save that money and move everything over to a blog.