Painting Abstracts: Ideas, Projects and Techniques [Paperback]

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Painting Abstracts: Ideas, Projects and 

Techniques [Paperback]

Review is a book of ideas for working in a purely abstract style,

but also one which suggests ways of seeing and working by means of a series of

exercises that introduces 65 different approaches.These exercises are the heart of

the book and each one is arranged across two pages with a finished painting on the

right and, on the left, notes which explain the artist's intention and the

techniques used to achieve it.Abstraction is as much a state of mind and a way of

seeing as anything else. It doesn't really have techniques of application that are

any different to conventional painting. so what it comes down to is structure, shape

and colour. As such, it's a difficult subject to teach - and an even more difficult

one to teach through a book - because you either understand the mindset behind it or

you don't. If you look at an abstract and think, A"my dog could do better than

thatA", then it's a reasonable assumption that this is not for you. If, however,

you're intrigued by the subject but don't feel you know where to start, then this

book will help you a long way towards the end of the road. The simple,

straightforward, approach removes pretty much all the mystique and the rigidly

standardised layout means that you'll feel at home pretty quickly and won't have to

spend a long time re-acclimatising yourself every time you turn a page. I've always

been interested in good abstract work, but have never seen an instruction book as

wonderful as yours - It's obvious that you have put a lot of love and hard work into

this fabulous introduction to this exciting, challenging and always playful

expression. You have inspired me to kick-start my painting after many years.-Patricia

Cramer, South Africa For budding artists, or any artist stuck for ideas with an

interest in abstracts, this could be the best 12.99 you spend. Rolina takes you

through the techniques she uses to create inspiring art. This is not a step-by-step

instruction book, but there are enough examples, ideas and stimulation here for you

to get to grips with the techniques and produce your own stunning art. This compact

172 page book in glorious colour, explores many different ways of expression in art.

This book gets a 10 from me - it is creative and gives the incentive to create.-
Product Description
Clear, challenging and inspiring, this

book contains instructions for 65 abstract paintings that you can get to work on

straightaway, with no previous experience.All the basic information relating to

picture elements, composition, theme and design is provided at the start of the book,

together with an exploration of the meaning of abstract painting, and its importance

as a means of self-expression and creativity.Rather than providing step-by-step

instructions, each of the exercises consists of information on method, materials,

technique, composition, imagery and structure which will direct you to the finished

piece while at the same time allowing your creativity to flow.

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