Painting Abstracts

Ideas, Projects and Techniques
Author: Rolina van Vliet
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781844483365
Category: Art
Page: 172
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Clear, challenging and inspiring, this book contains instructions for 65 abstract paintings that you can get to work on straightaway, with no previous experience. All the basic information relating to picture elements, composition, theme and design is provided at the start of the book, together with an exploration of the meaning of abstract painting, and its importance as a means of self-expression and creativity. Rather than providing step-by-step instructions, each of the exercises consists of information on method, materials, technique, composition, imagery and structure which will direct you to the finished piece while at the same time allowing your creativity to flow.

Realistic Abstracts

Painting Abstracts Based on what You See
Author: Kees van Aalst
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781844485604
Category: Art
Page: 160
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Shows how to create abstract paintings within the rules of realism through a list of tools and materials, lessons on applying traditional elements to abstract art, and projects with instructions and color illustrations.

How to Paint

Abstracts
Author: Dani Humberstone
Publisher: Search Press Limited
ISBN: 1781268517
Category: Art
Page: 64
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Dani Humberstone shows how to create a great selection of abstract paintings using mixed media and a few simple guidelines. Combining her distinctive style with colour and texture, she includes clear step-by-step demonstrations to help build up skills with easy-to-follow explanations about all the techniques she uses.

Painting and Understanding Abstract Art


Author: John Lowry
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847977316
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
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Painting and Understanding Abstract Art is a practical book on how to paint abstracts but it also explains how to approach and understand abstract art. It moves the teaching of art from a doing level of painting a certain subject in a particular medium to a thinking level of 'what am I doing when I paint?' and 'what am I trying to say in this painting?' Using practical exercises with explanatory text, John Lowry develops the thinking and doing processes together and leads the reader to a greater understanding and appreciation of this most exciting art genre. Gives advice on moving from figurative painting towards abstraction, and explains the tools to abstraction - simplifying and exaggerating; eliminating curves and straights; changing colours, lines and items ; emphasising positive and negative shapes; and using contrast. Includes practical exercises to help develop your own style and understand the techniques of the masters, and offers an overview of the lives and times of artists involved in the stage-by-stage evolution from realism to abstraction. Aimed at beginners and the more experienced, and illustrated with 229 colour illustrations.

Mosaic Fine Art Abstracts


Author: N.A
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1447794273
Category:
Page: N.A
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Art Journey - Abstract Painting

A Celebration of Contemporary Art
Author: Jamie Markle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440351635
Category: Art
Page: 224
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An Inspired Collection of the Best of Abstract Art! Abstract art is a visual language--a riot of color, a profound explosion of texture and shape, a quiet collision of forms. Dynamic works of art can showcase pastel painting, showcase watercolor flowers, or even build off pen and ink drawings. Abstract artists are limited only by their imagination. And through instinct, composition and an inspired color palette, they translate emotions, ideas or experiences into immersive images you want to explore again and again. This book is a stunning volume of more than 100 award-winning abstract works showcasing the colorful and expressive nature of contemporary abstract art. Pieces have been hand-selected from the Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 competitions and The Artist's Magazine's annual competitions, hard-bound to provide years of beauty and enjoyment. Each painting is accompanied by an insightful critique from the artist. You may discover oil painting tips, watercolor techniques, details about creative process, artistic inspiration, and revelations on why abstraction is an important art form. "You need passion and dedication to do abstract work and that is really my best advice to aspiring artists. You have to let your heart and emotion lead you to where you want to go." --Denise Athanas, page 11 "For me abstract art can teach us about the beauty that lies deep within all our experience, often unseen until we change our perspective, remove our usual filters and allow our hearts and minds to open to the wonders of life." --Patricia Bevan, page 15

Beginner's Guide to Abstract Art

Making abstract art in watercolour, acrylics, mixed media and collage
Author: Laura Reiter
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849942005
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 300
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The Beginner's Guide to Abstract Art is an inspirational but practical book that will help artists to paint in a less figurative way. Laura Reiter demonstrates different ways to approach an abstract painting from 'just a little bit abstract' to 'completely abstract'. She does this by focussing on ideas and themes as starting points, looking at the creative processes involved and more unusual techniques. Laura Reiter also covers how to use materials creatively - watercolour, acrylics, mixed media and collage - and how to experiment with colour and composition. There is also details on texture, simple printing, mark making, colour and its meaning, and sources of inspiration. Several projects are included, and, in addition to Laura's vibrant, colourful paintings, the work of several other contemporary abstract artists is featured. Previously published in hardback as Painting Accessible Abstracts.

How to Paint Abstracts


Author: Gabriel Martin Roig
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764164552
Category: Art
Page: 95
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Offers instructions on abstract painting, providing suggestions, exercises, and explanations.

The Jazz in Abstract Art


Author: Robert L. Berry, Jr.
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430318058
Category: Art
Page: 112
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A view of abstract art from a Black Perspective. A look at showing and selling art to the public and taking a look at the reception and sterotypes that a Black Artist encounter. An introduction to the artistry of the Artist with follow on publications of the artist work.

Painting Accessible Abstracts


Author: Laura Reiter
Publisher: B T Batsford Limited
ISBN: 9781906388560
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Painting Accessible Abstracts is an inspirational but practical book that will help artists to paint in a less figurative way. Laura Reiter demonstrates different ways to approach an abstract painting from ‘just a little bit abstract’ to ‘completely abstract’. She does this by focussing on ideas and themes as starting points, looking at the creative processes involved and more unusual techniques. Laura Reiter also covers how to use materials creatively – watercolour, acrylics, mixed media and collage – and how to experiment with colour and composition. Several projects are included, and, in addition to Laura’s vibrant, colourful paintings, the work of several other contemporary abstract artists is featured.

Abstracts (Collins Learn to Paint)


Author: Laura Reiter
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000816116X
Category: Art
Page: 64
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Learn to Paint Abstracts forms part of the best-selling Collins Learn to Paint series, providing a clear and simple introduction to a truly dynamic style of painting that is attracting more and more interest among amateur artists.

The Art of Abstract Painting

A Guide to Creativity and Free Expression
Author: Rolina van Vliet
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781844484270
Category: Art
Page: 124
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Focusing on creativity and self-expression, a guide to composing abstract paintings covers the aims and procedures of the abstract method and offers techniques for creating lively effects.

Abstracts


Author: Laura Reiter
Publisher: Collins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007271801
Category: Painting, Abstract
Page: 64
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Many leisure painters are interested in painting simple abstracts but are not sure quite how to approach this challenging way of working. In this book Laura Reiter provides a clear and accessible introduction to this contemporary style of painting, explaining in simple, straightforward terms what abstract art is and how various techniques can be used to paint popular subjects in a less representational way. Early sections look at mark-making techniques, aspects of design and composition, and methods for creating texture and using collage. Laura then explains several simple ways of approaching an abstract painting, using watercolour, acrylics, pastels and collage to create abstracts from simple doodles, and manipulate shape and form. Practical exercises, useful tips and several step-by-step demonstrations are included and the book is illustrated with Laura's very colourful and exciting abstract paintings. The perfect text for those who desire an entrance into abstract or want to broaden their artistic horizons.

Abstracts

Techniques and Textures
Author: Rolina van Vliet
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781844489558
Category: Art
Page: 159
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This is the fourth and most technical book on abstract art by Rolina van Vliet. In comparison to its predecessors it takes a more in-depth look at the practical nature of abstract art. With a detailed explanation of the technical aspects of painting, the book covers figurative elements, composition and construction work specifically. Abstracts Techniques and Textures is a comprehensive handbook for amateurs, professionals, teachers and students alike to learn the intricacies of painting abstracts. It features 50 studies detailing dozens of techniques and textures readers can use to practise achieving abstract and non-figurative painting. The book also includes more than 350 selected images to inspire and guide the reader's eye.

Abstracts of Papers Delivered in Art History Sessions

... Annual Meeting
Author: College Art Association of America. Meeting
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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Abstract Expressionism

The International Context
Author: Joan M. Marter
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813539757
Category: Art
Page: 306
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A collection of essays that discuss abstract expressionist art.

Abstracts in Acrylic and Ink

A Fearless Playshop for Experimental Art
Author: Jodi Ohl
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440346521
Category: Acrylic painting
Page: 144
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Splatter, stamp, scrape, repeat. A quick-start guide to beautifully layered and textured abstracts! While there are many approaches to painting abstract art, Jodi Ohl's philosophy is to simply start. In this book, the successful, self-taught artist helps you dive in with an open mind and fearless heart. A tantalizing variety of approaches and inspirations for applying and manipulating paint, crayons, pencils, ink, paper, photos and more. Quick and loose exercises for building a library of ideas, color palettes, patterns and designs to use in future paintings. Loads of practical advice, including how to stock your studio without going broke, the five must-have mediums, and how to finish and protect your artwork. For beginners eager to get to the good stuff and for artists looking to expand their repertoire, it just doesn't get any better.

Great American Artists for Kids

Hands-On Art Experiences in the Styles of Great American Masters
Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl,Kim Solga
Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing
ISBN: 0935607269
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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75 great American masters are introduced through open-ended quality art activities allowing kids to explore great art styles from colonial times to the present. Each child-tested art activity presents a biography, full color artwork, and techniques covering painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Special art options for very young children are included. Many great artists will be familiar names, like Cassatt, Warhol, and O'Keeffe. Other names will be new to some, like Asawa, Smithson, and Magee. Each featured artist has a style that is interesting to children, with a life history that will entertain and inspire them. Sample of some of the artists and companion activities: Andy Warhol - Package Design Bev Doolittle - Camouflage Draw Dale Chihuly - Pool Spheres Maya Lin - Memorial Plaque Jasper Johns - Encaustic Flag Joseph Raffael - Shiny Diptych Roy Lichtenstein - Comic Sounds Thomas Jefferson - Clay Keystone Edward Hopper - Wash Over Grant Wood - Gothic Paste-Up Wolf Kahn - Layered Pastel Jackson Pollock - Great Action Art Mary Cassatt - Back-Draw Monoprint Louis Comfort Tiffany - Bright Windows Hans Hofmann - Energetic Color Blocks Rube Goldberg - Contraption Georgia O'Keeffe - Paint with Distance 2009 Moonbeam Children's Bronze Award 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award

Gerhard Richter

large abstracts
Author: Gerhard Richter,Ulrich Wilmes,Haus der Kunst München,Museum Ludwig
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
ISBN: 9783775722490
Category: Art
Page: 159
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Painting - its principles, boundaries, and possibilities - is the central theme of the extensive body of work by Gerhard Richter (1932 in Dresden), an oeuvre has been characterized by stylistic contrasts since the very beginning. This elegant volume of color plates featuring profound essays by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Beate Sontgen, and Gregor Stemmrich focuses on the artist's abstract paintings, which have comprised a dominant portion of his collective works since the eighties. The book does not trace the development of form and content in the paintings, but concentrates instead on the paintings that thematically comprise a homogenous body of work. It is based on the assertion that Richter's abstract paintings are the results of various painterly processes that are not guided in a particular direction by a content-related precept. The featured paintings were produced between 1986 and 2006 and place emphasis on large-format paintings characterized by a prodigious painterly density.

Pro Forma

Language, Text, Visual Art
Author: Jessica Wyman
Publisher: YYZ Books
ISBN: 9780920397381
Category: Art
Page: 86
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In this three-volume series, editor Jessica Wyman assembles essays that consider the developments and directions of the use of text in visual art, exploring what personal, social or political motivations inspire artists to use text and how text-based art is understood. Volume 1 examines the use of text in concept-based art.