Limiting the changes that you make from one painting to the next can greatly enhance your growth as an artist. Today I want to share why I believe working in a small format while learning, can yield big results, for abstract art and beyond.
To celebrate the new Acrylic Artist magazine, here’s an excerpt from Tesia Blackburn’s article on using clear tar gel.
As an experimental artist who creates abstract art, it is easy to take off in some exciting new direction every time a new inspiration comes my way.
Today’s feature is about the imaginative watercolor art of Julia Sorrell, as seen in Watercolor Artist magazine.
Kristy Gordon will teach you how to use both abstract and realism in your next painting with this useful step by step guide to painting in oil and acrylic.
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 abstract artist Denise Athanas gives her creative intuition free reign as she begins each painting and waits to see what emerges. Her spontaneous spirit is reflected in each brushstroke of bold color. The fall 2015 issue of Acrylic Artist features 10 paintings by Athanas, and here are 6 more for your viewing pleasure. Get the...
Want to make beautiful abstract art? Debora Stewart offers advice on (and inspiration for) making abstract flowers.
An inspirational blog post about how even simply reading about abstract art can inspire new ideas, no matter what you normally paint or draw.
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...
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.”