How to Create a Large Abstract Painting : How to Squeegee 1st Color of an Abstract Painting

How to Create a Large Abstract Painting : How to Squeegee 1st Color of an Abstract Painting


DAVID CLEMEN: Hi. I’m David Clemen on behalf
of Expert Village, and today, we’re going to do an abstract painting on a larger scale
on a piece of birch wood. Alright, take your squeegee and get ready to have some fun. You
probably going to get some your hands but that’s alright. I usually just come in here
and squeegee. And I’m not trying to cover it uniformly like I was painting a wall in
a house. I’m just trying to cover and move the red paint around, and you see I’m moving
around the table and just trying to spread this paint and get a really vibrant image.
And, so once I get the bulk of it, squeegeed it around, then I can start playing it. And
with this birch wood, it’s really cool if you press hard. You can almost get right back
down to the wood color. And so, I’m come in here. And then, once you squeegee a lot, you’ll
see, you get a lot of extra paint on there. So, you’ve got paint to play with and you
can do smaller strokes with the squeegee and fill in, and then this is basically my background.
And so, once I do this, you see how quickly I’m covering such a huge area of paint. It’s
awesome. And it’s much different that using a brush for me. And so, this is squeegeeing
the first color and I’m gonna–see, there are a couple of spaces there, with negative
space, I might come and fill those in. And I might also leave some areas where I get
to see the wood through the areas I’ve squeegeed. But I have a feeling by the time I get done
with this painting; I pretty much have covered every square inch of this. But you notice
in less than two minutes, I’ve been able to spread this red paint all the way across just
by squeegeeing the first color.

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