Learn Abstract Painting Using Top Techniques & Ideas

Abstract painting can be whatever you make of it—or, in the case of non-objective art, whatever you don’t make of it. Here we celebrate the many approaches to abstract art and share abstract painting ideas and tips. Bonus article: 3 Easy Steps You Can Take to Learn to Paint!

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Beyond Realism with Abstract Art Composition

Question Reality in the Name of Abstract Art When I was a teenager, I saw a bumper sticker that said, “Question Reality.” I found that idea intriguing, if somewhat baffling. But as an avid reader and artist, I associated the concept with my favorite forms of escapism, because that’s what artists and writers do...

Acrylic Painting Techniques: Encaustic

Acrylic Painting Techniques for Encaustic Effects

Acrylic Painting Techniques for Encaustic Effects It’s hard to imagine a better medium than acrylic for painting abstract art, especially given all the effects you can get by adding in various mediums and texture products. Patti Brady scratches the surface (amid other painting techniques) of all the possibilities, exploring several exercises for creating encaustic...

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Katherine Chang Liu: Mixed Media Collage

In Chang Liu’s mixed-media work, her titles come first—a word or phrase that provokes a visual image. She wants the final painting to express the thought she began with, to condense the narrative into “one breath.”

Abstract Art and Watercolor Painting on YUPO®

Abstract Art in Watercolor An unusual surface can lead to some amazing abstract art, especially when that surface is YUPO®. Watercolors may not seem, at first glance, to be the ideal pairing for a synthetic surface, but in Watercolor Painting on YUPO®, Mark Mehaffey introduces his methods for painting stunning nonrepresentational art that demonstrates...

Lovering Doodle Art

Untangle your Creativity with Mindful Doodling!

Create Beautiful Doodle Art If your creativity feels all tied up in knots, that might actually be a good thing! Now is a great time to try your hand at doodle art with purpose, as we wrap up Doodle December. With a ton of new tangle patterns and projects, you’ll love starting off the...