Geometric Art


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Geometric art is a form of art that incorporates geometric shapes such as rectangles, triangles, and lines in a thought-out composition. Although, we decided to create an abstract style of geometric art, which allows our art piece to be more free-flowing and not precisely measured.

Firstly, we started by painting the square canvas in Mars Black (acrylic pouring paint). Then, we allowed the paint to dry.

Black Art Canvas.

Next, we used masking tape to segment the shapes with no mindset of how the finished piece will look.

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Masking out Geometric Shapes.

After, my son selected a range of colours of paint to use. From here, he chose the following acrylic pouring paint:

  • Vibrant Orange Yellow.
  • Perl Gold.
  • Magenta.
  • Fluorescent Pink.
  • Scarlet Red.
  • Ultramarine Blue.
  • Deep Green.
Colourful Paint.

We later added more colours to the mix and used a water-based Matt Beige, acrylic Mauve Pale (thicker consistency) and Titanium White (acrylic pouring paint).

Paint for Geometric Art.

At first, my son started to paint the shapes, then he asked me to join in, so I did. (Which made this a good family activity to do together).

Once all the paint was dry, we pulled off the masking tape, which exposed the black lines (from where we first painted the canvas, Mars Black). The use of black paint made each colourful shape more predominant.

My son mentioned that the artwork we had created together reminded him of a stained-glass window.

Lastly, my son could come up with a name for this art piece. So, for now, we shall leave it untitled.

Geometric Abstract Art.

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