Abstract Art Course – Day 1

Day 1 of Louise Fletcher’s 7 day course ‘ Find Your Joy free taster 2020’

My first ever attempt at abstract painting. I chose my favourite colours – blue, turquoise and gold with black and white and as many brushes and utensils I could find.

So here tis:

The paper was sectioned into 6 with masking tape first and then painted over – quite hard to ignore the tape!

The challenge was to paint with my chosen colours for 30 minutes – I found this a long time and towards the end was sploshing on paint then scraping it off, however this in itself was interesting as I had to try different marks and textures with paint brush, trowel, wood bark and modelling pens.

Wondering whether I could use this technique with textiles and fibres?