Textured Painting | Abstract

5 Materials
3 Hours

I’ve obviously had a lot of experience painting furniture, but painting on a canvas was a whole different and new project for me. I’ve always love the idea. It’s way more portable and space efficient, so I figured I would give it a go!

I love the textured look, so I bought drywall mud in a container, which is super cheap.

I didn’t really have a way I was going with it till I started, and what I ended up doing reminded me of a sunset and the ocean’

It only took a couple of

hours to dry outside in the summer air, but I would ideally let it dry overnight before painting.

I used watercolour paints for the base colours

I used blue for the water look

Then I added a coral pink to the sky

Followed by a darker pink and yellow for the sun. This required quite a bit of water as well to blend the colours

I then added acrylic paint to give it more of an abstract look, and I used a painting knife to do this.

I call it a tortured sunset!

Suggested materials:

  • Canvas   (Dollarama)
  • Paint water colour   (Michaels)
  • Acrylic paint   (Dollarama)
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  • Joyce Thiery Joyce Thiery on Aug 07, 2021

    I really like what you did, but I'm not into abstract a lot, but I REALLY like it before the abstract.

    Awesome job

    Thank you

  • Caryn hill Caryn hill on Aug 18, 2021

    Great job you did here. For my water I think instead of the black accents, white would work for white caps at my house by the lake and a sailboat in distance. Thanks for the inspiration. And I never thought about mixing paint types.