Patchwork painting is beautiful and you don't have to actually be an artist or a great drawer to make a gorgeous patchwork painting. There's two ways to do this, you can either just paint with various colors that go well together or are you up for a challenge? The challenge may actually make it easier for some folks.
You are going to need:
Paper-I used Bristol board
masking tape or artist's tape*(recommended, but not absolutely necessary)
acrylic paints in complementary colors and white-I used (Galeria paints)
These are the exact names of the colors I used: titanium white, cadmium orange hue and ultramarine (windsor blue would also work).
flat nylon paint brush
I'm going to give you a quick rundown of complementary colors:
blue violet/yellow orange
red violet/yellow green
red orange/blue green
For the challenge: you only need and you can only use three paints one of which is white and two complementary colors.
1. Using a ruler draw a grid which is 5x5, each square should equal one inch. You should have a total of 25 squares. Leave room for the artist's/masking tape.
2. Take your artist's tape/masking tape and tape around the grid you just made, this will leave you with a one inch border forming a frame around your finished artwork.
3. Take your 3 paints and get painting, here the rules each square must be a different color or shade, white is not to be used as a color but to alter the colors and get different colors.
4. When your paint is dry, carefully pull off your tape in a way that you are forming an angle, you should be getting a triangle shape- (this keeps the tape from coming off too fast)
|this is not tape, but this is the way it should look while you are peeling|
5. Sign your name
6. Hang it up and be proud
|There is a one inch border on this, it's scanned, so the border is not showing up. |
Each and every square are different colors.