How to Create Abstract Art


Abstract Art seems easy to some people as it is created by spreading paint here and there and then it is framed to hang on any wall. This is what some artists do.But,in reality, it was done with a specific purpose and imagination in it.The artist only knows what type of feeling he had conveyed in a particular abstract art.We can say that such paintings are more difficult as there is nothing one can copy from landscape or scenic beauty.Nothing like an abstract painting has been painted when the artist uses his/her imagination to brush and paint.Such paintings are created by a definite vision,feelings,imagination and the proficiency to use different combination of colors.
Some of the things that are required to create an abstract art are acrylic or oil paints, painting brushes of different sizes and a brush cleaner.This article will give you an idea on how to create a piece of abstract art:

1. Purchase a ready made canvas sheet of any size you think you can create an art. Although a ready made sheet of 10×10, or 12×12 can be painted easily but a bigger size gives the artist adequate space to use his/her imagination.


2. While creating a piece of abstract art, you should decide on the color of your choice. Also be clear on whether you prefer to use acrylics or oil paint. In reality, acrylics are better as they have no odor and can be washed away from any surface or clothes and they dry easily when compared to oil paints. All these benefits help the artist to paint directly and change any color when used mistakenly.



3. Purchase a color chart, eraser, brushes and paints. Try to start the painting first with the basic colors and then keep using different colors with the help of the color chart. Also you should take a decision on whether you want to use colors from tubes or jars as some artist find it easier to use jars than tubes.


4. Start the painting by keeping any object or scene in your mind. Avoid worrying about how it will look after formation. Just paint the thought as this is the main thing while creating any abstract art. With the help of your vision and feelings, let your hands and mind make a creation that belongs to you. Always keep in mind that you are illustrating an idea and not drawing any.

5. Use only single color initially. When you are done with  a particular thought process then take another color and start shading it to make it somewhat light or highlight certain areas.Keep on improving the overall look as you see thorough the painting.You can create a depth in your painting by using a dark color above the light color or contrasting colors.take maximum benefit from acrylics as you don’t like a particular color or shade then change it with another color that suits the overall art work.

6. Use only single color initially.When you are done with a particular thought process then take another color and start shading it to make it somewhat light or highlight certain areas.Keep on improving the overall look as you see thorough the painting.You can create a depth in your painting by using a dark color above the light color or contrasting colors.Take maximum benefit from acrylics as if you don’t like a particular color or shade then change it with another color that suits the overall art work.

7. Use a bit of yellow and red colors and try to blend them with the help of another brush. This will create various shades of orange. With the help of different strokes of brush, you will get a view of some dark areas and some light areas. A fan brush can also be used to give a creative look to the picture. Use different shapes and brushes to give a unique look in one picture. Now walk away and when you will come back, you will be able to see the abstract art with another perspective.

8. An important rule while creating abstract art is that avoid improving or touching up the painting once you think that you have finished it. Avoid doing any overwork on the painting and learn to accept the fact that you are done thorough it. This will increase the beauty of the masterpiece.