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Keep painting simple for best result. When you see paintings that you like you can use them as inspiration for your own abstract. Simple bands of color can be very effective. Also blocks of color can look good too. Use tape to mask off areas before painting if you want a crisp edge. Acrylic paints are an adhesive, so remove tape before paint dries - unless you want to tape in final picture!
You do not need to cover all of canvas. Leaving areas of white canvas will help to brighten final effect. One method is to just splash on a few colors and leave it to dry.
If you are unhappy with result of your efforts simply paint over canvas and start again. No stress!
Leave picture to dry. When completely dry you can improve or highlight parts as necessary. This would be a good time to add metallic paints if you are using them.
Once final coats of paint are dry, give picture a coat of acrylic varnish to seal it. Once sealed, it can be wiped with a damp cloth to keep it clean.
The canvas could be framed, but a lot of modern pieces are displayed without a frame. In modern surroundings this is a very good look, and saves on cost of framing.
It really isn't that difficult to paint your own pictures. By learning a few simple techniques you will be able to paint with confidence. When you paint your own pictures you will be able to match your décor exactly and repeat patterns already used in room - all at a fraction of price of buying one from a gallery. Your own unique masterpiece!
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