Abstract Acrylic Painting Compositions

See how to begin and develop an abstract painting composition with acrylic paints, starting with collage as a prompt,  from beginning to end. This video demos the process of how to come up with an idea for an abstract painting, determining the tools and techniques to be used, and how to layer and push the painting to a full finish. With demo by Art Prof Clara Lieu & Art Prof Teaching Artist Lauryn Welch.

Video Walkthrough

  • Abstract Prompt: Collage
  • Layering transparent paint
  • Features of heavy body acrylics
  • Adding texture with glitter
  • Opaque acrylic colors
  • Using acrylic gel medium as an adhesive for collage
  • Mod Podge for collage

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