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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 ...

Large Contemporary Modern Abstract Home Decor Interior Design Original...

Large Contemporary Modern Abstract Home Decor Interior Design Original Painting by Lisa McKinney Kreymborg

48 x 60 x 1.5 - Accepting Commissions lisakreymborg.com Read more ...

Original Contemporary Abstract Mystical Figure,Hearts Mixed Media Painting...

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On My Easel - oil pastel portrait sketch of a ballet dancer looking over her...

On My Easel - oil pastel portrait sketch of a ballet dancer looking over her shoulder

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Waiting for the Storm to Pass

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Waiting for the Storm to Pass oil on panel 6" x 6" view in my shop Lately, I haven't been painting or posting much because I have been helping my partner run his company. I... Read more ...

Colorful Contemporary Landscape Tree Art Painting "Sunset Trees" by Colorado...

Colorful Contemporary Landscape Tree Art Painting "Sunset Trees" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

This painting arrives ready to frame or display on a small easel. 6"x6" Acrylic on on Panel/sold Commissions welcome. Read more ...

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Contemporary Landscape Fine Art Oil Painting, Sunset, Lake, Mountains...

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24"x24"1.5" Oil on Canvas/Available $895 Read more ...

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3407 Concord II

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