DIY Abstract Dot Painting
This painting is so exciting because it’s actually really fun to make! It’s fun and simple. There’s a reason why it’s called “Dot” art. Essentially, you make dots throughout the painting and create something abstract. Each color you add introduces something new to your DIY abstract art. It changes the feel of the painting. The fun of making this DIY abstract art is; you never know what the next color will do. This painting uses a fool-proof technique. Literally anyone can make this abstract painting. All you’ll need are acrylic paint colors you love, a canvas, and a paint brush.
Painting Paige loves projects that are easy and fun! This DIY Abstract Art project today is exactly that…
Start off with a fresh white canvas and some white paint. Load up your brush with white acrylic paint and simply dab your brush on the canvas. You just want to set your brush on the canvas, drag it down enough to create a “mark,” and lift your brush back off the canvas. THAT’S IT! Create little “marks” in small clusters wherever you’d like on your canvas with your white paint.
Now, find some of your colors that tend to be on the muted side. Mark up the canvas wherever you feel drawn to. This is where the abstract art will come in. You want to mix some of your new colors with the white you just put down. This will blend the background and define the colors we’re going to add later.
Continue your mark making all around the canvas. Fill in blank spots, make dark portions richer, blend colors, switch colors, whatever feels good to you! Don’t fill in all of the blank spots too quickly though. You want to leave some negative space for depth.
Add colors you want more of, or introduce new colors. Slowly work your way toward bolder colors such as Red, Cobalt, Teal, and even Black.
Continue to layer your colors, careful not to blend them too much when adding marks. Some blending is good but when using the deeper colors try to keep them defined.
I personally like to add some “drips” to my paintings. Select a few marks that you want to generate a “drip” from. Load up your brush with some water and the corresponding color. Press down on the mark and let the pigment fall down the canvas. You can do as little or much as you want for this step. Or skip it if you are happy!
To finish it up, add your signature. I like to sign my name in the corner so it doesn’t take away from main attraction.
The final product has a care-free feel about it. It’s easy on the eye, but it peaks interest at the same time. I love that you can use whatever colors you want and it’s super easy. You can use 15 colors or 5 colors and still be happy with the final piece.
So… there you have it! Relax, grab a cup of coffee, and let your brush take the lead!
Painting Paige is always working on fun, easy projects. Let me know how this one goes. I’d love to see what you come up with :).
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