Getting Started with Abstract Painting

See below video for materials and preparation before watching.

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Instructor: Roberta Kiphuth

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Video length: 39:41

Materials you will need before watching this video:

  • Watercolor paper – 100% cotton is best
  • Watercolor paints (any form is OK: pan, tube, liquid)
  • 3-4 brushes of various sizes
  • Painter’s tape
  • Spray bottle with clean water
  • Paper towels or old dish towel
  • Any items for making marks (twigs, cotton swabs, was crayon, graphite stick, roller, etc)
  • Stencils if you like


  • Divide your paper into at least 4 sections with painters tape on all edges.
  • A larger sheet is better for this project 18 x 24 or 12 x 16)

Most importantly — have fun and play!