Mauve Mistint Challenge

I recently found this mauve paint on the mistint shelves at Home Depot, and thought it would be fun to see what I could do with it. Maybe it will give you some color ideas for your own work.

Cassandra Tondro abstract painting in progress

The mauve is a subdued color, so I paired it with some brights and some complementary colors: purple, turquoise, rust, olive green and lime green. I like to use unusual color combinations for my paintings

Cassandra Tondro abstract painting in progress

Here’s how the paint looked poured onto the plastic, before pressing the canvas into the paint.

Cassandra Tondro abstract painting in progress

And here’s how the finished painting looks after being pulled straight up out of the paint. The lime green paint was a little watery, and spread out more than the other colors. It also created a lot of bubbles in the painting. This piece is 18 x 18 inches, and it’s titled “Primordial Life.”

Cassandra Tondro, "Primordial Life," abstract art

Here’s the second pull from the same pour of paint. Notice that with the second pull the colors have become softer and more blended, and there aren’t as many bubbles This painting is 20 x 10 inches, and it was pulled from the top edge of the canvas. It’s titled “Early Bloom.”

Cassandra Tondro, "Early Bloom," abstract painting

Once the leftover paint on the plastic is dry, you can peel it off and reuse the plastic.

Cassandra Tondro abstract painting in progress

If you’re not familiar with this painting technique, you may want to check out my Create Your Own Original Abstract Art tutorial available for immediate download. This is a fun and easy technique anyone can use to create amazing abstract art. No art school training required!

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