Beginner | 13 min 13 sec
Taught by Flora Bowley
Take an experimental approach to creating abstract art with intuitive painter Flora Bowley. In this quick class, you’ll learn how to use nontraditional “tools” – like Gerber daises, mushrooms, and celery – to make unique marks with acrylic paint. Flora’s teaching style is equal parts eye-opening and fun, and her techniques will help you nurture a curious and open-minded approach to painting with acrylics.
Intuitive Mark Making
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 8 ½” x 11” paper or cardstock
  • Acrylic paint in a variety of colors (Flora uses Golden Fluid and basic craft acrylic paints)
  • Palette or palette paper (Flora uses a glass plate on cookie sheet)
  • Water container
  • Rags
  • Organic materials to paint with, like celery, corn cobs, mushrooms, potatoes, peppers, pine needles, and flowers
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