These are two of my special needs students' first abstract paintings. After choosing their sunset color pallet, they each worked at:
-creating long, smooth brushstrokes
-painting in one direction
-moving the brush completely to the edges
-alternating widths of color
-loading the brush with paint
-keeping the handgrip in check
-using a free hand to keep balance and hold the canvas now and then.
There is more to the process than meets the eye!
Blue tape was torn into strips and pressed on. Next, top-coating with white paint, set to dry, then pulled off for negative-positive space effect.