Abstract painting with a template

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Have you been wanting to start painting but don't know where to start or what to paint? Sometimes picking up a paint brush can be intimidating and may seem like you can't narrow down a concrete idea. 

When this happens to me, I like to just start. When I start painting and mixing colors, more ideas seem to come to me more naturally. That's why I created this tutorial. 

Creativity is like a muscle, in order to strengthen its ability we have to use it. I used the Draw Tool on Rapid Resizer to create a simple template to paint with. I created a series of circles with the circle draw tool and sized it accordingly to fit my canvas. 

This is a fun and simple painting exercise that you can try on your own or with a group of friends. Everyone interprets things differently. We all have a unique style and creativity energy to bring to the table (or the canvas). This is a great way to start painting or try a new painting style. 

What you'll need:

  • a canvas of any size
  • a simple template or shape
  • acrylic paint
  • brushes
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You don't have to know what you're doing

If you would like to paint with an existing template or pattern, we have free craft patterns available here

If you are looking for inspiration, don't forget to check out our Pinterest page.