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February 18, 2021

Painting an Abstract Background

For this artwork we are just playing with color, shape and texture, to intuitively make a painted abstract background.

Made using iPad Pro 2020 in the Procreate app with Apple Pencil, using brushes and “Monet Sunset” palette from the Painterly brush set, but you are very welcome to follow the tutorial with any oil or acrylic brushes you have.

Specific brushes used: –

  • Textured Clayboard
  • Impressionist Multistroke 2
  • Impressionist Multistroke
  • Soft Impressionist
  • Master Impressionist
  • Flat Gesso (Smudge)
  • Dry Palette Knife (Smudge)
  • Soft Pointed Palette Knife
  • Thick Round Acrylic (Smudge)

Canvas size: 12 x 6 inches at 300 DPI.

I would love to see what you come up with! You’re very welcome to tag me on Instagram @alainajensen, use #alainajensenbrushes or share your work in our free facebook group

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Brushes used: Painterly

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