The Starburst Painting is made by placing painters tape down on your canvas to section it off as well as to create a line that your paint cannot penetrate. For this particular painting I added some extra water to my paint so that it would slightly permeate the edges of the paint and soften the lines. This same technique can be used to create a myriad of geometric paintings which you’ve probably seen all over the internet.
The real trick to making these paintings standout is to create the right color palette. In the case of the starburst I went with a sunset theme and you can see those colors as they progress out towards the edge of the page. If you decide to create other geometric patterns I would suggest using color groups such as blue, green and yellow or red, purple and blue.
Step One: Place your tape to cover desired white areas on your canvas.
Step Two: Using the lightest color on your starburst start at the center and paint outwards.
Step Three: Blend the colors as you go. If necessary you can add a small amount of water to your brush to blend with; however if you accidentally add too much water your paint will bleed through the tape.
Step Four: When adding darker colors use less paint than with the lighter tones or you will not be able to blend properly.
Step Five: Once your paint has fully dried slowly remove the tape to reveal your finished piece of art.