2015 Topic 21: Abstract Art
Hi everyone, Ruth here from a love to create joining you this evening to share a textured canvas panel inspired by the large glass wall art of Jenn Meador. I love the idea of soft blended strokes of creamy paint separated by gold foiling and with no main image. I’m using the yummy new Limited Edition Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints to create my painty piece of abstract art.
Step One: I took a 40cm x 15cm box canvas and drew a rough panel across for placement. I then started to paint lines on the bottom section with Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints in Snowflake, Chalk, Stone, Concrete, Teresa Green, Granny Smith, and Professor Plum.
Step Two: I used the PaperArtsy set of 10 paint brushes and found the layers building beautifully as the creamy paint went on so smoothly and dried so quickly. I went back to this part several times, blending and layering more each time.
Step Three: At this stage I added some texture to the darker green areas with Golden Glass Bead Gel.
Now the eagle eyed among you may have noticed that the panel kept changing directions and it was only when it was finished and I hung my abstract on the wall and decided it looked better upside down! When I looked at it I felt the colours were running down into the gold and being filtered out leaving the neutrals to flow out. I think that’s why I like abstract art so much, you can put your own spin on it. I hope you might be inspired to test out the paints in a different way or explore alternative ways of adding texture. Finally I just have to say I’m in love with the 2 new greens, may have to stock up on them!
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