Abstract Art Painting

Take your art into a new direction and explore abstract painting in acrylic and pastel.
SKU: T1353

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You will love this book if:

  • You want to learn how to paint abstractly
  • You are interested in taking your art into a new direction
  • You want to explore new techniques in pastel and acrylic

Step into your own abstract frame of mind today with Abstract Art Painting. Combine pastel and acrylic paint and enter into the realm of tactile, intuitive excitement. After getting to know the basic materials, follow along a combination of step-by-step exercises exploring color theory, how to develop an underpainting to bring structure and depth into your art, how to tap into your emotions for more expressive paintings, how to use symbolism, and much more! Author Debora Stewart will help you take your work into a new direction while developing our own personal style.

Inside Abstract Art Painting you will:

  • Explore pastel and acrylic techniques
  • Understand how to work in a series
  • Discover the benefits of expressing your ideas abstractly
  • Work with photos for inspiration

About the Author
Debora L. Stewart's pastels have won awards from Pastel Journal Magazine, International Artist Magazine and the Pastel Society of America. She has exhibited her paintings in Chicago, Denver and throughout the Midwest. Stewart's work is in private and public collections including the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and she has been an art educator for over thirty years.

Preparing to Paint
Chapter One: Why and How to Abstract
Chapter Two: Loosening Up
Chapter Three: Emotions and Abstractions
Chapter Four: Abstraction and the Elements of Art
Chapter Five: Compositional Elements of Abstraction
Chapter Six: Thumbnail Sketches and Source Drawings
Chapter Seven: Creating Underpaintings
Chapter Eight: Working with Acrylic Grounds and Mediums
Chapter Nine: Working with Color and Value
Chapter Ten: Creating Complex Works
Resources for Further Study

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU T1353
Product Type Book
Author/Designer Debora Stewart
ISBN 13 9781440335846
Number Of Pages 128
Binding Paperback
Customer Reviews (1)
Excellent teacher/artist!
I have not read this book since it is in pre-order stage, BUT, I have taken a class from Debora; she is an extremely talented, knowledgeable and giving artist and instructor. From my experience, I can say with certainty, this will be a terrific book! I have already pre-ordered. Go for it! Review by Susan (Posted on 3/20/2015)
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