Best Tips and Techniques for Painting Abstract Flowers with Acrylic Paint on Canvas

Here are some of my best tips and techniques for painting flowers with acrylic paint on canvas!

If you have any questions, please leave a comment so we can disucss!

  1. Use several different brushes and brush sizes. Different size brush strokes will add interest to your flowers. If you only have a larger brush, turn it sideways and use the thin side, too!

  2. Build up layers in your painting. Letting each layer dry before adding more paint on top will help you to create depth.

  3. Add texture to your painting by using different tools. You can add some thick paint using a palette knife and you can also use the palette knife to scrape some texture into your wet paint.

  4. Make sure you have a lot of contrast in your colors. Use a variety of light, medium, and darker paint colors. For example, if I have a lot of pink flowers I tend to use a very dark blue or gray as my background color to add contrast.

  5. Don’t paint perfect circles! Most flowers are not perfect circles so don’t paint them that way - especially if you are going for an abstract flower look. I like my flowers to be asymetrical and I try to use a variety of brush strokes to avoid making circles.

  6. Overlap your flowers and leaves. Your painting will look much better if some of your flowers and leaves are overlapping. One mistake I made when I first started painting flowers was I made all of my flowers evenly spaced. I think my paintings look much better when my flowers and leaves are touching each other and even when a few things overlap.

  7. Vary the size of your flowers and leaves. Make some small and some larger to create a more interesting and varied look.

For more flower painting tips and techniques, check out my online painting classes on Skillshare. Click on the “Paint with Me” tab above for more information on how to watch my painting classes for free!

Best Tips and Techniques for Painting Abstract Flowers!

Best Tips and Techniques for Painting Abstract Flowers!

Easy Abstract Flowers on Canvas with Acrylics!

Easy Abstract Flowers on Canvas with Acrylics!

Abstract Flowers on Canvas with Acrylic Paint!

Abstract Flowers on Canvas with Acrylic Paint!

Abstract Flower Painting Ideas for Beginners

In my online painting tutorials, I have lots of ideas for abstract flower paintings. My tutorials are for beginner level artists who want to learn how to paint abstract flowers with acrylic paints on canvas.

My full length tutorials are available on Skillshare. If you don’t have a Skillshare account you can get a 2-month free trial when you join with my link. https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/ellebyers

I share a lot more of my painting process and techniques in my Skillshare classes but I also have shorter painting tutorials on my YouTube channel if you are not ready for the full length classes. You can find me here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DicWYa5b7x8&t=149s

Here are some ideas for your abstract flower paintings!

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Easy Online Abstract Flower Painting Classes for Beginners with Step by Step Instructions

Learn How to Paint Modern Abstract Flowers with Acrylic Paint is live on Skillshare!

In this class I teach you how to paint easy abstract flowers with acrylic paint on canvas. I walk you through my painting process step by step. You can complete the entire class in under an hour!

If you don’t have a Skillshare account, you can join with my link below to receive a free 2-month free trial membership.

Click the link and start learning how to paint flowers! https://skl.sh/2IY57gS

Easy Abstract Flower Painting for Beginners!

Easy Abstract Flower Painting for Beginners!

Easy Abstract Flower Painting For Beginners on YouTube: How to Paint Flowers with Acrylics on Canvas Tutorial

Easy abstract flower painting for beginners - now on YouTube. Learn the easy way to paint flowers on canvas with acrylics in my video tutorials!

I have a few new YouTube painting tutorials on my channel. In these video tutorials I’m showing you the easy way to paint abstract flowers with acrylics on canvas for beginners. I provide you with step by step instructions along the way. Click to watch and if you enjoy my video tutorials, please subscribe to my channel!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DicWYa5b7x8&t=32s

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Abstract Flowers Video Painting Tutorial on YouTube: How to Paint Loose Abstract Flowers with Acrylics on Canvas

How to Paint Loose Abstract Flowers with Acrylics on Canvas

I decided to film this loose abstract flower painting for a video tutorial on YouTube. If you want to see how I painted this little abstract floral piece, check it out via this link! Elle Byers on YouTube

YouTube Tutorial: How to Paint Loose Abstract Flowers with Acrylics on Canvas

YouTube Tutorial: How to Paint Loose Abstract Flowers with Acrylics on Canvas

How to Paint Loose Abstract Flowers with Acrylic Paint: Acrylic Painting Classes Online

The number one question I get asked is, “How do I loosen up my flowers?” I’m answering this question for you in my new Sillshare class. It’s called How to Paint Loose Abstract Flowers with Acrylic Paint: Techniques to Loosen Up your Painting Style. In this class I teach you how I paint loose, abstract flowers. I walk you through my whole painting process step by step and I give you my best tips for loosening up your paintings. 🌸

Follow this link to watch! https://www.skillshare.com/classes/How-to-Paint-Loose-Abstract-Flowers-with-Acrylic-Paint-Techniques-to-Loosen-Up-your-Painting-Style/1822379206

If you don’t have a Skillshare account you can get 2 months free when you use this link to sign up! https://skl.sh/34O4y2X

Let me know what you think and if you create a flower painting after watching my class, post it to Instagram and use the hashtag #modernabstractflowers so I can check out your work!

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How to Paint Loose Abstract Flowers with Acrylic Paint on Canvas:

How to Paint Loose Abstract Flowers with Acrylic Paint on Canvas:

Easy Online Flower Painting Classes: Acrylic Painting for Beginners with Step by Step Instructions

I currently have six online painting classes on Skillshare and I’m working on class number seven! All of my online classes are for beginners and intermediate painters with step by step video instructions. Four of them focus on how to paint abstract flowers with acrylic paint. In my fifth class I teach you how to paint a colorful pineapple, and in my sixth class I teach you how to paint an abstract landscape inspired by my trip to Tuscany this past summer. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to paint with acrylics but didn’t know where to start, I can help you with that! In all of my classes I walk you through the whole painting process step by step! Click the art classes tab above for a link to my Skillshare page and start learning how to paint today!

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Loose Abstract Flower Painting with Acrylics: Daily Painting - September 1, 2019

My weekend has been filled with painting flowers and listening to podcasts. Now it’s time to lesson plan and get ready for the work week. Hopefully I will be able to sneak in a little painting today. My goal for the week is to complete three small paintings and to start one larger piece. I’m going to try to paint for an hour (maybe two) each night. I hope everyone has a great week!

Loose Abstract Flower Painting with Acrylics on Canvas

Loose Abstract Flower Painting with Acrylics on Canvas