Step 1

Print out your photo the same size you painting will be (we used 23 x 17)

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abstract riv     abstract sk1
Step 2

Draw the sketch using soft B pencils.

Make 5-7 shapes. Avoid putting in any details.

Then put in 1-5 tones. 1 = white, 5 = black

   

 

 

abstract final1

Step 3

Choose 3 colours. 1 yellow, 1 red, 1 blue.

From only 3 colours you will be surprised

that you can get a lot of different colours

 

Step 4

Paint over the edges of the frame. That way you can
crop different parts of the finished painting

 
 abstract final2    
 Same painting with different cropping    
 abstract final2a