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A Colorful Abstract Approach to Acrylic Painting Inspired by Monet

3 monthes ago   |   By Fine Art Tips

As a representational artist, I have appreciated the ingenuity of abstract painters. I've tried my hand at abstract acrylic painting and found it fun, liberating, yet challenging.
However, the abstract approach toward painting is in many ways the same approach used by representational artists, including Claude Monet. There are some universal values or “rules” in painting, regardless of the technique or subject.
In this article, Jeffrey Olson, the Director of Art Education for Royal Talens of North America hopes to demystify the abstract painting process. He shares his colorful approach to...
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Abstract Mixed Media Art Painting "Red Beneath 180116" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

Abstract Mixed Media Art Painting "Red Beneath 180116" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

3 monthes ago   |   By Carol Nelson Fine Art

I thought of calling this painting "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat", but that name was already taken. When you see the patchwork of all the different colors, patterns, and textures, it reminds you of that musical namesake.
This painting was created using my "sandwich technique" as seen on my teaching video, New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials. I've been using that technique for a year and a half, and it still amazes me how easy it is to create vibrant, interesting abstract pieces with "sandwiches." 36"x18"x1.5 Mixed Media on Panel-Available
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Seen in House & Garden UK, August 2018,Original Contemporary Seascape...

Seen in House & Garden UK, August 2018,Original Contemporary Seascape Painting “Falling Water Rising Tide“ by International Contemporary Seascape Artist Arrachme

“Falling Water Rising Tide” is part of Arrachme's Peaceful Worlds Series where you can find royal purple deposits lining the shores like a natural reddish carpet. Feel the... Read more ...

Geologic Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Phoenix Demo I” by Colorado Artist...

Geologic Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Phoenix Demo I” by Colorado Artist Carol Nelson

10"x110"x1" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available $275 Read more ...

New Mexico, Contemporary Abstract Bold Expressive Landscape Art Painting...

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18"x12" x1.5" Oil on Canvas/Available Read more ...

Fine Art Free Standing Horizontal Sculpture, Resin, Steel, Cast Acrylic...

Fine Art Free Standing Horizontal Sculpture, Resin, Steel, Cast Acrylic “Aspen Trail” by Santa Fe Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

Side A: Side B: Take a walk among the aspens. There are 6 layers in this sculptural painting made from acrylic and collage. The piece is mounted in steel and is created to be... Read more ...

Peace Like a River

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9 x 12 inches oil on linenplein air Garden Valley, Umpqua Bridge UVAA paint out Roseburg, Oregon below ~ PHOTOGRAPHER Jake Ritter of Roseburg, Oregon"People Following Passions... Read more ...

Jacaranda

Jacaranda

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"Top of the World" in Laguna Beach by TOM BROWN

"Top of the World" in Laguna Beach by TOM BROWN

This is a view from the "Top of the World" in Laguna Beach, California. It's an original oil painting on a 4x6 Bristol panel. In this one I wanted to capture the feeling of the... Read more ...

New Mexico, Contemporary Abstract Bold Expressive Landscape Art Painting...

New Mexico, Contemporary Abstract Bold Expressive Landscape Art Painting “Pedernal With High Clouds” by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

18"x12" x1.5" Oil on Canvas/Available Read more ...

Quiet Conversation

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"Quiet Conversation"Two friends met walking on the beach. They had a conversation and then each went their seperateway. I saw it and I sketched it. This is another page from my... Read more ...

Aspen Grove

Aspen Grove

Aspen Grove plein air oil 12" x 9" Read more ...