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Creating Abstract Art: 6 Key Elements of Success | The Divide

6 Key Elements to Abstract Art Success

Every piece of art has it’s own vocabulary, a visual vocabulary that give it structure and interest. This vocabulary is made up of six basic elements: Line, Texture, Shape, Form, Color, and Value. Whether you do abstract art, non-objective, or even realistic, you’ll find at least one, if not more, of these elements at...

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Abstract Inspiration with Dean Nimmer

Do you ever sit down to make art and find yourself freezing up instead? Break the ice with acclaimed abstract artist Dean Nimmer! Dean’s new video on ArtistsNetwork.tv includes 9 fun and easy ideas for unlocking your spontaneity and creativity. Keep reading for two ways to find abstract inspiration with shadows! Dean says: “One of...

Painting Solutions with Nancy Reyner | ArtistsNetwork.com

Painting Solutions with Nancy Reyner

As much as we might wish all our paintings came out perfect the first time, most paintings go through a process. The ability to look at a work in progress and figure out how to improve it is a skill of its own. Want to get better at critiquing your own work? These painting solutions...

AUTUMN REFLECTION IN WATER
Abzhanova Anara
Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 24"

Feeling Fall: 19 Paintings Celebrating the Season

Fall is such a glorious time of year, isn’t it? It’s not that I don’t like the other seasons — I have a soft spot for both spring and summer. (You can keep winter; really, it’s all yours.) But fall is my favorite — for reasons like these: * the way the fall sun...

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Drawing Books: Richard Diebenkorn’s Sketchbooks Revealed

The following book review of “Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed” appears in the summer 2016 issue of Drawing magazine. For lots more drawing instruction and reviews of other drawing books, subscribe to Drawing. ~~~ Browsing the sketchbooks of a great artist can be a thrilling experience. As we turn the pages, we’re bowled over by the mastery...