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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Introduction to Encaustics

Landscape Painting with Wax: It’s So Easy! Learn how to paint an abstract landscape using encaustics. If you’ve never painted with wax before, this medium has some exciting possibilities that makes it both fun (and easy) to work with, as well as creating some really cool effects. In Encaustic Adventure with Bela Fidel (Parts...

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Rebels Against the Grain of Society

With 40 years of painting and teaching under his belt, Dean Nimmer has recently come out with a book that speaks to those of us who look at things a little more deeply than some. Creating Abstract Art: Ideas and Inspirations for Passionate Art-Making, includes exercises on abstract art for beginners (and those with...

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Beyond Realism with Abstract Painting

ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES As any abstract artist will tell you, painting what you see doesn’t mean you have to paint it exactly as you see it! Instead, why not take inspiration from the landscapes around you, but turn them into beautiful abstract paintings? You can learn how to create a whole world of material that...

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Tackle Negative Space Using Acrylic Painting Techniques

Get Positive Results! Learn to paint the negative space around objects such as leaves and branches for stunning results and instant improvement in your acrylic landscapes and still lifes. Linda Kemp demonstrates how you can layer your acrylics to build up the background and negative spaces to add depth to your paintings. You’ll learn...