I am a huge art-lover, four years of art school will do that to you, but I always struggle with finding affordable pieces. I love sources such as Etsy and the Tappan Collective which are both meant to support our small-scale artists, but I also love the idea of creating my own pieces at times. I took realism painting classes for nine years but in reality anyone can make a piece of art! Below I included a quick guide to simple art rules that might make your paintings look more pleasing to the eye!
For my newest painting (fulfilling one of my summer goals! Whoop whoop!) I bought an old painting from Goodwill (yay recycling!) and followed the below simple steps!All you need for this project is a used canvas (try to find a high quality one that is still taught on the frame), some primer, a large paintbrush, a detail paintbrush and some multi-colored acrylic paints.
This technique is just as simple as it sounds. Channel your inner Jackson Pollock and mixing your paint up with a little water then slowly drip it off of your brush onto your canvas. You can add a lot of emotion based on how you flick the paint, whether that is lazy or aggressive is up to you.
Technique 4: Flicking
This is another easy (but very messy!) method! I like to use for my paintings. It is exactly like it sounds, you literally just dip your finger into the paint and flick it onto the canvas. It creates such a fast splatter that it gives a lot of personality to the painting!