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How to Paint Like Bowling

Ever wondered how Frank Bowling creates dazzling, dripping compositions of colour? Find out with our step by step guide

A bit of background

Frank Bowling is an abstract painter. His paintings use a variety of bright acrylic paint colours and embedded objects that create an unusual, but mesmerising composition. Some of his most famous paintings include Spreadout Ron Kitaj and Sasha Jason Guyana Dreams. Both of these paintings show how Bowling layers paint to create a deeply textured feel to his paintings.

Are you ready to paint a Bowling-inspired artwork?

Using our step by step guide you can learn how to paint like Bowling. Bowling’s Studio Assistant, Spencer A. Richards, and his grandson Frederick Bowling tell us some of the techniques Bowling uses in his work.

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