Choose a sound effect, and create an abstract painting as a reaction to that sound effect. You can use 1 sound effect for 1 painting, or combine & layer several sound effects for 1 painting.
We recommend the free YouTube audio library to find sound effects, it really helps when you can hear the audio many times as you work on your painting.
Artists for inspiration
Cristi Rinklin, Daniel Zeller, Cy Twombly, Michael Mazur, Arshile Gorky, Cecily Brown, Sarah Sze, Franz Kline, Pat Steir. Full list of abstract artists.
Abstract Painting Prompts
Watch Prof Lieu’s demo of this sound effect prompt here. This video demos exciting painting prompts to get you started creating abstract paintings in acrylic, using a wide range of techniques and tools for creating abstract paintings in acrylic paint. These prompts are a great way to jump start your process so you can get moving with your paintings. Demo by Art Prof Clara Lieu.
Abstract Acrylic Painting Techniques
This video shows a wide range of techniques and tools for creating abstract paintings in acrylic paint. You’ll see how to create many visual effects in acrylic paint like how to achieve various types of textures, lines, strokes, and other unconventional tools. All of these techniques can be used to create a visual language to create abstract paintings. Demo by Art Prof Clara Lieu.