Try This Easy Acrylic Paint Tutorial For Beginners – Abstract Summer Meadow

Try This Easy Acrylic Paint Tutorial For Beginners – Abstract Summer Meadow


Did you fancy doing a painting with me
today we’re going to paint this really simple and fun abstract summer meadow
scene so I think poppies and daisies and those little purple flowers that I have
no idea what a neighbor is and of course lots of glorious grasses to get you in
the mood now the materials that I’m using are all in the description but
just grab what you’ve got and let’s get going now I’m working on a canvas board
for this piece and I had a small amount of three colors straight onto it so I
have a yellow a green and then there’s a bit of white as well but don’t feel you
have to add lots so go with less and then you can always add more as you need
it now take your palette knife or your plastic card and spread the colors over
the surface and you can see that they’re going to start mixing together and you
don’t want to over mix them because we’re going for areas of different
greens and lots of visual texture in our field of grass because a field of grass
is going to be made up of a lot of different colors and even though this is
an abstract piece we didn’t want to kind of show that in this piece so if you
need to add more green here and there then you know just do add a little bit
and then mix them into and that can change up how your background looks so
have a play with it the great thing about using the Pat knife is that you
can get the color over large stretches of the surface quite quickly but you can
also add in some texture by letting paint be thicker in some areas or
scraping it back in other areas so you can vary it up now I’ve not completely
covered the surface with color because well that’s just how I like it but you
could easily cover the whole surface though if that’s what you like then go
ahead and do that once you have set it aside to completely
dry before moving on to the next step for the next step we’re gonna add in
some poppies and for our poppies let’s pick a couple of colors so I’ve gone for
red and Pink’s but there are other poppy colors that you could go for and using a
couple of colors will make the poppies look nice and varied and different so if
you don’t have a the colors then you can always just add
in a little bit of white to whatever color you’ve chosen and that will help
to vary it up for you now this red that I’m using happens to be a transparent
color so I’ve picked an opaque color to go with it and I’m layering down that
opaque pink first and this is going to cut off any of the green that’s in the
background because if I have that red transparent over the green it’s where
it’s going to completely change up the look of it and we’ll lose that lovely
red so I do I put my Pink’s down first and what’s this too wet I will add in my
red as well so I can I can mix up the colors on the poppies themselves and get
some lovely abstract shapes in there remember you know poppies don’t have to
be completely circular they tend to have different shapes to them especially if
you think about it you’re not always looking at them straight on so you can
have some irregular oblong shapes going along there so I think more oblong than
circles for your flowers [MUSIC] and have two or three larger flowers
then I sort of clustered around the center or the lower half the panel and
then you can have the flowers getting smaller when you’re working on the top
half of the panel and this kind gives an illusion of distance [MUSIC] but you can also use some smaller pop
pins amongst your bigger Papa’s because you are going to have Papa’s of
different sizes and don’t think you have to over mix the colors on your pop is so
you can have if you are using pink and red you can have a little bits of pink
peeping through the red or whatever colors you are using just make them nice
and varied so that they’re not too uniform and once you’ve done that you
can start adding in some centers to your Papa’s and we’ll do this with a darker
color something like a really dark purple or a Payne’s gray or if you want
to you can also go for a black I tend to prefer going for a darker purple or
Payne’s gray just because there’s a little bit more variation then the black
can be a bit stark but another trick you can do is put down some dark purple
Payne’s grey first and then just a little bit of black in the center and
that’s going to make them pop and you don’t have to make the centers perfectly
circular they can be some irregular shapes and little clusters of dots work
really well for poppies so next we’re gonna add some kind of
purply blue flowers in amongst the poppies and just in little clusters here
and there try to pick at least a couple of different colors and have an opaque
in there as well so I’ve started mine out with a blue and then I’m so layering
it purple as well just to give a little bit variation to these purple flowers so
they’re not all a uniform color [MUSIC] and then I’m going to add some pink
highlights to some of them particularly ones that are in the top half of my
meadow scene and they’re gonna look a little bit lighter than the ones that
are nearest to us which is another useful trick for making things look a
little bit further away and adding depth to a piece now I can add some daisies to
our meadow and I have plastered mine mostly near the bottom in the center of
the panel and moving up a little bit into the the back of the panel the top
of the panel so for these go for a rough daisy petal pattern try not to make the
daisies to circular as they are unlikely to be perfect circles but you know they
had those some very small oval petals and you can have some that you will be
looking at from the side as well so there can be more semicircular or have
them peeking out from behind other flowers. [MUSIC] once you have a few white daisies dotted
about don’t forget to give them some centers with a touch of yellow [MUSIC] and I hope you enjoy painting your
summer meadow do share the results with me you can tag me in on social media and
all of my links are below so if you’re looking for some more step-by-step
projects to do with me I have these layer with me projects in these videos
next and I will see you over there

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