Abstract acrylic painting workshop

Excuses, excuses. I’ve been laid low with an awful cold since last weekend and have slothed around for a few days trying to get better. The Talisman e-Book is almost ready for test driving, and I’ll be asking three SHARDS readers to do that for me as a favor and give feed back. Hopefully, that will happen in the next day or so.

Meanwhile, a bright spot in the last few days was the Abstract Acrylic Painting workshop on Saturday. Here’s the outline of some of the techniques we explored:

When you have just three hours to get into a process, it’s best to limit yourself by size, structure, and color palette. We did a warmup painting on 9×12 watercolor paper, then moved to a 12×12″ stretched canvas.

Some of the painters reflected the same style with both pieces and some branched out. We had one of the best discussion on composition and color than I can remember having lately. It was a great group. Some had never painted before and others had much experience. That diversity is so helpful in designing effective workshops.

We started with layers of scribbling and stenciling just to “get the door open” and went from there – fun.


Abstract Acrylic Workshop from Lyn Belisle on Vimeo.

¬†Excuse any typos in the video – I’m overdosed on cough medicine!

6 thoughts on “Abstract acrylic painting workshop

  1. I would be very interested in testing the talesman e-book for you since I have been making shards for several years And always feel that there’s more to learn from the basic steps

  2. Wrapping you in white light for healing.I am trying to learn abstract painting wish I could have been in that class.Looking forward to your new venture.I want to learn so much you do,just could never get in.Take care.

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