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A Colorful Abstract Approach to Acrylic Painting Inspired by Monet

5 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

5 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 ...

Contemporary Abstract Landscape Painting "Road To Somewhere" by Contemporary...

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An imaginary landscape in red with the light of the Creator on the left, and a large spiral on the lower right. The road goes to somewhere-perhaps a place to dream. 16"x20... Read more ...

A Look Back at Colossal's Most Eye-Opening Articles in 2018

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As 2018 draws to a close we decided to take a look back at the most popular artworks, photographs, and yes, hydraulic press pieces we've published over the last 12 months... Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Bird Painting "Raven Totem 2" by Colorado Artist...

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WIP: Necromunda Classic Cardboard Buildings 2

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Contemporary Impressionism Winter Sunset Landscape Oil Painting

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Georges van Zevenberghen, Belgian Inspired by Chardin

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On success, and other maladies

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A peek inside my process- watercolor floral painting

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The Christmas Rose by artist Pat Meyer

The Christmas Rose by artist Pat Meyer

12 x 16 oil on linencontact artist to purchasePat Meyer.net Christmas is upon us and we are enjoying all the beauty it has to offer. We are like children seeing all the... Read more ...