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A Colorful Abstract Approach to Acrylic Painting Inspired by Monet

25 days 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

25 days 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

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ROAD, SKY, CONTEMPORARY OIL PAINTING by TOM BROWN

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These little jewels are a delight to paint, and they really sparkle on any wall. Small paintings can carry a big punch. Like this one. A strong composition is the key. And... Read more ...

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Find a secret garden in every underwater fantasy where magic happens and dreams come true with just a glance of an eye. 16"x20" Acrylics on Canvas/Available $249 Read more ...

Swaths of Old-Fashioned Fabric Obscure Faces and Bodies in Unsettling...

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Salsa 30" x 30" x 1.5"Acrylic on textured canvas Purchasing Information Salsa measures 30" x 30". This textural, abstract acrylic painting is on a gallery-wrapped canvas with... Read more ...

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Figurative, Skier 11x14 Oil on Canvas/Available Read more ...

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Church Of The Floating Bridge 8" x 10" Oil / Panel Read more ...

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Sky Delight11x14 oil on wood panel The morning sunrise brings me joy. I am so grateful to witness one like this. I've switched things up and painted this on a wood panel. It' s... Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Mystical Figure Art Painting...

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Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Mystical Figure Art Painting 15"x15"x2" Mixed Media/sold Fine Art Prints are Available HERE Visit to Read more ...