Beginner | 2 hours
Painting abstractly and working with a partner both require taking a leap of faith. In the years that Pam Garrison and Jennifer Mercede have been collaborating, they’ve learned when to take that leap and when a subtler approach is necessary. Explore making multi-media abstract art with gentle prompts from Pam and Jen, who switch off regularly in this daily painting challenge. Whether you have a partner to paint with or are working by yourself, they encourage losing preciousness, experimenting, playing and growing. You’ll begin by working on up to four canvases. After you’ve spent weeks adding and removing layers, playing with different mark-making techniques and honing in on a color palette, you’ll spend the final days refining your style and will finish with two completed paintings.
Learn how to:
  • Make free-flowing marks
  • Work with a partner
  • Improvise with color and shape
  • Collage and layer ephemera
  • Glaze or whitewash a painting

What you'll get:
  • A 30-day series of easy-to-follow video lessons on how to make mixed media abstract art
  • 30 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by artists Pam Garrison and Jennifer Mercede
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students

Chapters
Daily Abstract Painting Prompts
00:59
03:54
02:44
04:15
04:23
04:45
05:48
05:22
05:02
05:41
04:43
10:22
04:13
04:53
03:39
05:26
04:25
04:55
04:20
03:40
02:44
02:56
05:48
04:24
07:11
05:07
15:26
11:38
12:09
13:47
04:13
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 2-4 canvases or boards
  • Acrylic paint
  • Acrylic paint markers
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Paintbrushes in small, medium and large
  • Paint scraper, gift card or hotel key
  • Rubber brayer
  • Wooden skewer or toothpick
  • Palette knife or paint scraper
  • Colored pencils
  • Painters tape or washi tape
  • Gel medium or glue
  • Color mists, ink spray or spray paint
  • Stencils
  • Rubber stamps and ink pad or paint pen
  • Dry brush or toothbrush
  • Paper scraps
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