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Canvas Building Guide

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In this Video

Follow our simple video tutorial and build, stretch and prepare your canvas ready for painting. No need to dig out any tools, just bring your hands! 

Marcus Aitken

@marcusaitken_

Marcus is a London-based artist with a gestural style and distinctive colour palette of swooping teals and bold pinks. He combines layers of distressing and blending to create cutting-edge abstract works. 

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GETTING STARTED

Get to Know Your Tools

In this tutorial, we walk you through the different tools in your kit and how best to use them (spoiler alert - there's no wrong way to use them!)

EXERCISE 01

Let's Get Loose

Learn how to paint expressively with help from one of our featured abstract artists

EXERCISE 02

Make Your Mark

A live demonstration of artist Marcus Aitken painting our Make Your Mark exercises Pull, Sweep, Blend, Swipe, Scratch and Scribble in his studies book.

EXERCISE 03

Colour Mixing

Your chosen palette contains five carefully selected colours, however with a little colour-mixing practice you can create many, many more.

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BONUS 01

Painting Demo

Watch the full video of Marcus painting a feature piece for Sculpd from his home studio.

BONUS 02

Artist Q&A

Q&A includes how they got started, finding inspiration, and knowing when to put the paintbrush down!

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Follow our simple video tutorial and build, stretch and prepare your canvas ready for painting. No need to dig out any tools, just bring your hands! 

Products used in this video

Abstract Canvas Painting Kit
Abstract Canvas Painting Kit
€69,00