Abstract Art April

#AbstractArtApril

This month we are introducing the brand new painting challenge, ‘Abstract Art April’.

We are challenging you to create an abstract painting, every day throughout the month of April.

If you have never painted anything abstract before, you could try looking at everyday things very close-up. What shapes do you notice? How could you use those shapes to make an interesting painting?

Sign up here to get the free prompts and inspiration pdf to go with this challenge (also available in our Facebook Group)

Optional Prompts

Rules

  1. The only rule is to HAVE FUN!!!

Guidelines

  1. You should complete and post one abstract painting every day throughout the month of April
  2. The painting can be in any media
  3. Don’t forget to link and tag us in your post (details shown below) We might even feature your work on our blog!

As a reminder, please tag us on social media

And you should also add the following hashtags

#kickinthecreatives and #AbstractArtApril

Share in our Facebook Group

You can also share your abstract art on our Facebook Group. We would love to see you there!

Tips to make things a little more manageable

  • Prepare your canvases well in advance.
  • Try thinking of a theme, such as ‘nature’ to make things a little easier.
  • Use patterns and colours as inspiration.

Ideas to make your paintings a little more interesting

  • You could add collage made from torn out pieces from a magazine, newspaper or wrapping paper
  • You could use wet and dry media (but remember you should not paint acrylic over oil or it won’t last)
  • You could use some interesting mediums such as gold leaf

Optional

At the end of the month why not make a little video (up to three minutes long) and send it to us? Or send us some photos of your favourites. With your permission, we may even feature your video on our site!

And if you know any other creatives who might also enjoy this challenge, why not encourage them to have a go!

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