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Exploring Composition & Color in Abstract Art Streaming Video

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Learn how to paint abstract art with strong composition and color in pastel

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Learn how to use composition and color to paint abstract art with these fun exercises! If you want to develop your abstract painting skills, this video will show you the way to powerful results. Start by learning simple compositions that help draw in your viewer; then follow lessons on color schemes for how to translate those compositions into exciting color combinations. Two final step-by-step painting demonstrations in pastel help you put these lessons together into energetic abstract paintings.

FEATURES

  • Lessons on how to use composition and color mixing for powerful abstract paintings
  • Two start-to-finish demonstrations on how to paint abstract art
  • Pastel painting and mixed media techniques

In this preview, you'll find many drawing and painting lessons for success. First, practice drawing a cruciform composition, learning how to draw linework that has visual interest. Then learn color tips--even when working with common color schemes you can vary the colors within the color family for fun and interest. Finally, try these brushwork and color techniques for underpainting and layers of texture for exciting paintings.

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DVD | Download | PDF Companion Guide | Try Debora's book, Abstract Art Painting

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Materials List:

Surface

  • Heavy watercolor or pastel paper that accepts water (Debora uses Reeves BFK paper for the demos)

Pastels (Debora uses Unison brand)

  • Variety of hard and soft pastels
  • Variety of warm and cool colors, and neutrals
  • Variety of values (dark, medium and light for each color)
  • Full Demo 1: orange & blue color scheme in a range of values and hues, with cream, gray and yellow ochre as neutral colors (and yellow greens for added interest)
  • Full Demo 2: Blue Green, Blue & Blue Violet, with cream, yellow ochre, white and gray as neutral colors

Fluid Acrylic Paint

  • Full Demo 1: Burnt Orange, Ultramarine Blue
  • Full Demo 2: Ultramarine Violet, Ultramarine Blue

Other

  • Paper towels
  • Synthetic brushes for acrylic paint-wide wash brushes
  • Artist's tape, foam brush or roller (wide, for grid demo)
  • Pastel Ground & inexpensive house painting brush (for application of product)
  • Foam plates (for paint mixing)
  • Charcoal (vine and compressed)
  • Newsprint (or other scrap paper)
  • Color wheel (analogous color wheel is helpful too)
  • Hairdryer


About the Artist

Debora L. Stewart is an abstract artist working in both pastel and acrylic. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. Her pastels have won awards from Pastel Journal Magazine, International Artist Magazine and the Pastel Society of America. Stewart is represented by galleries in Iowa, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona and California. Her work is in private collections and public including the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Stewart's work is expressive and intuitive. "

Additional Information

SKU T7895
Product Type Streaming Video
Instructor Debora Stewart
Runtime 111 minutes
Skills Composition, Color
Art Style Abstract
Skill Level Beginner
Content Abstract, Color & Doodle
Media Pastel
  1. Good teacher! review by Mary R on 5/1/2017

    Good teacher!

  2. Informative and concise. Really learned what I needed to to review by Ronnie G on 3/12/2017
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    Informative and concise. Really learned what I needed to to move forwARD. NO ON TO WORK!

  3. love Deborahs exxxplanation of composing abstract , review by Chris B on 2/21/2017

    love Deborahs exxxplanation of composing abstract ,

  4. Excellent teaching organization and very informative. I would like review by Susan G on 2/9/2017
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    Excellent teaching organization and very informative. I would like to be able to watch it again?

  5. new Experience for me, but I love it. review by Scyrus C on 1/27/2017
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    new Experience for me, but I love it.

  6. This was very informative. I've watched many videos on review by Lisa W on 1/14/2017
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    This was very informative. I've watched many videos on abstract painting, and how or why they are applying the medium is rarely explained with any clarity. I really appreciated the way Debora clearly explained color combinations and the various compositions. Will probably watch again!

  7. excellent!!!! review by Nancy S on 1/6/2017

    excellent!!!!

  8. She explained at a pace that was not over whelming review by Minaz J on 9/19/2016
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    She explained at a pace that was not over whelming and yet great basic fundamentals so important to a more successful painting. I LOVE how she handle pastels so eloquently and using various other mediums complimenting pastel painting.

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