Don’t Make These Mistakes While Creating Abstract Art

You may have been fascinated by abstract art and might want to incorporate it into your artistic portfolio. Here are some things to keep in mind if you are venturing into making abstract art for the first time. You can have a much better experience if you avoid making these mistakes.


Mixing Colors Wrong


You want to draw attention to your piece and having vibrant colors is one way to do that. But if you mix colors that wind up being dull and lifeless, then that will defeat the purpose. Patrons will look elsewhere and you will feel a sense of unfulfillment. Make good use of a color wheel and try to mix paints that will bring your work to life. Having a firm concept of primary and secondary colors will be a tremendous benefit to your color mixing, too.


Letting Doubts Lead You Astray


Abstract art can be intimidating to those who are just starting out. Don't let those fears keep you from trying. Don't expect immediate perfection. You might need to do several paintings before you start having an idea of what you are doing. But be confident in yourself even when you start out - listen to what any instincts are telling you. Use those bold colors that you mixed before.


Being Too Much of a Perfectionist


Doing a painting can be like writing a book. There is the temptation to constantly tinker with the painting and never completely finish what you are doing. You have to be able to say to yourself that you have done everything you can with one particular piece of art and move on to the next one. Otherwise, you risk not being able to make any progress with your artistic ability.


Being Afraid To Make Mistakes


This could lead to a situation where you are afraid to even put one brush stroke on the canvas. The fear of making a mistake could make you develop a scenario of paralysis by analysis. Be bold. Yes, you might make a mistake and not get the result that you were intending ... and that might lead to what the late Bob Ross referred to as "Happy Accidents." Even if that is not the case, there is always another blank canvas waiting in the wings for you to try again.


Abstract art can be so much fun and it can also be maddening for those who do it. Still, if you keep the above things in mind, you can have a great time during your initial foray into this art form.

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