How to Paint Modern Abstracts

I paint original abstracts whenever I have a moment. First I mix many bold acrylic colors in my painting studio and place them next to my waiting canvases. Then I drop tarps down to protect the floor and I select the brushes and painting tools I want to use, or experiment with. 

The abstract painting Young Girl Feeding Birds is a textured acrylic in purple, teal, red, orange and yellow. Paint was applied thickly in this modern abstract. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24".

I don’t worry if I don’t feel inspired to paint, The act of painting abstract art is inspiring to me, my arms and body know what to do even if my mind is slow to start and once a bold color goes down on the canvas I just want to add more colors. Distractions can be going on all around me and I don’t even notice. My abstract painting time is sacred to me.

I sometimes look at my finished abstract paintings when I want to continue with a style or technique I’ve been developing, or I may put the final touches on a previous abstract canvas before starting a new modern painting. Otherwise I just start painting colorful abstracts using bold thick colors and trust the process, because new painting techniques and textures are created that way.

The abstract painting Young Girl Feeding Birds shown above is a textured acrylic in purple, teal, red, orange and yellow. Paint was applied thickly in this modern abstract where a young girl spreads seeds on the ground, but the birds are impatient and know her well, so they land on her shoulder and on the plate she holds. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24".