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Paint abstract acrylics with palette knife
- Black out the canvas
Here I cover the canvas with black gesso mixed with some resin sand and black lava paste. This gives a textured surface which helps give broken colour when you drag acrylics with palette knife across.
- Apply background
Apply a light green using palette knife leaving the black areas alone to form the trees.
- Add More Colour
Still using a palette knife drag some pure yellow across the greens. Because the surface is heavily textured the wet paint will only be deposited on the raised surfaces.
- Lighten Sky
Using the palette knife drag white paint and yellow over the surface, working it into the middle of the canvas to give a brightly lit background. Then drag a prime blue across the foreground.
- Add Pure White
Using a large palette knife add thicker white to the sky.
- Add smaller branches
Using a small palette knife and a fine brush paint in the branches using black/
- Adding to the foreground
Now drag Magenta and blue onto the foreground, leaving darker shadows below the trees. Use a palette knife to drag light green across parts of the foreground. When dry add paler magenta and blue to build up the texture.
- Finishing Off
Continue using the
acrlicswith palette knife to drag lighter colours across the surface until you are happy with the finish. Add more light to the middle distance of the ground.