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My Fiirst Abstract and Acrylic Painting

Weeks 3,4, and 5 of My Abstract Painting Class - using a limited color palette of acrylic paints.  I was very far out of my comfort zone, but I drew on some of my dye painting experience, and thoroughly enjoyed playing. 

My Color Palette: Cad Red Light, Cad Yellow Light, Ultramarine Blue, and Titanium White.  I mixed orange and then combined it with its complementary blue and varying amounts of white.  The hardest part was just starting! 

Class 3:  The Beginning: 



Class 3:  The End.  Our assignment was to paint the entire canvas board with a thin layer of paint.  I just worked intuitively and varied the brushstrokes and directions. This was the end of the first class.  I enjoyed making some drips!



Class 4:  Our assignment was to add another layer of paint, even if it changed the painting completely.  I liked the first layer enough that I didn't repaint it completely.  But I did add circles and and other brushstrokes using the same color palette.



Class 5: I looked at the painting at home for a week and decided to add another, bigger circle, a few more smaller ones, and some lines.  And then I made a decision that I was done!  Next week we have a group critique.



I was very uncertain about taking this class, and although I probably won't use acrylic paint very often, I'm glad that I have this opportunity to try something new.   



People think that I'm into a lot of different mediums. Think that you surpass me! I struggle with trying so few colors. You did a great job!

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