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Learn Abstract Painting Using Top Techniques & Ideas
Bold. captivating. Stunning. enthralling. exquisite. These are just a few of the descriptors used by the jurors of the 14th Annual Pastel 100 to describe their prizewinning selections. They also mentioned expected attributes such as strong design, textural qualities, and a fine handling of values, movement and color. Once an entry has met these criteria, however, the jurors have to turn to a more intangible measurement—the “wow factor.”
90-year-old artist Bill McEnroe, who was a winner in The Artist’s Magazine’s 2012 Over 60 Art Competition, was kind enough to share this prose, which he had written as a pair to his abstract painting, Check Mate.
We’re really excited about one of our newest North Light Books, Acrylic Solutions, by Chris Cozen and Julie Prichard, out in March. In this book, they talk about how you can use acrylic paints and techniques to build up mixed …
Artist Mark Mehaffey explains how to apply basic principles of composition to abstract or nonobjective paintings.
In Journeys to Abstraction, by Sue St. John, fifty-eight artists share their process and inspiration on 100 abstract paintings covering a variety of mixed media. Find your own inspiration and develop your own techniques with this great gallery of abstract …
J. Austin Jennings is our August 2012 Artist of the Month. Her acrylic painting Sunsphere was a finalist in the abstract/experimental category of The Artist’s Magazine’s 28th Annual Art Competition. “Everything in life inspires me, but especially nature, the earth …