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Abstract Landscape Paintings

Abstract Landscape Paintings

Professional painters sometimes are not interested in painting pictures of people and objects realistically. They mostly prefer making these paintings in an unlikely format.

Do you know what is abstract art?

The art form that paints nature for expressive effect is simply known as abstract art. When there is a physical change in the natural surroundings around us, there comes the existence of abstract landscape painting.

W. Kandinsky once said that out of all the arts that exist today abstract painting is one of the most difficult arts. Artists usually use warm, cool palettes to evoke their emotions and communicate calmness through this unique art of abstract landscape painting.

If you have a high sense of colors, composition, and you can draw well, and you are a good poet by nature, you will have fun with this form of art. This is of extreme importance.

There are many rules and guidelines that an abstract landscape painter has to follow to show his true magic right on the canvas…

Some of these rules includes:

1. The composition should be balanced.

2. There should be a proper tone and texture.

3. Harmony, contrast and tension should be taken care of.

Here are some famous abstract painters that have achieved a name and fame in this area…

1. Sean S.

2. Barnett Newman.

If you can convert your viewer into an emotional state then you have achieved mastery in the area of abstract painting. In the 20th century, the artists used to use a number of tactics to get this painting done in its true creative way.

With this type of painting in existence, we are confident enough to say that landscape still has its huge potential and ability to evoke emotions in this industrialized world. Whatever you do make sure you get started using this unique form of painting starting today.

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Paint Monotypes With Oil Paint

Paint Monotypes With Oil Paint

Using oil paint sticks is a preferred method to paint monotypes. You use a lot of colors, blend and mix them to create pattern and images. Next step is taking a white piece of paper and placing it on top to create the monotype. Painters usually use glass as an initial support for their model. Paint slides nicely on it and it is very easy to clean up and reuse.

On glass you can create lines with different widths depending on the size the paint stick, the pressure you apply. Of course, the surface you paint on is important so any material other than glass will have a different effect. If you don`t use the oil paint sticks for a while some of the paint will dry and form a dry layer but this can be easily removed.

You don`t have to wait for the paint to dry, you can keep on painting on the wet paint. An interesting thing will happen if you do this. Colors will blend, gain contrast or lift off. It all depends on the way you use each oil paint stick. The only way to learn is to experiment as much as possible and try different combinations and analyze the result. The advantage of oil paint is that it doesn’t dry up very easily so you can take your time and decide if you like what you painted so far. You can constantly modify it any way you like, use new colors and styles. The type of paper you place on the print you have designed on glass is very important.You may try different types like dry or damp. You can also vary the pressure you apply and watch the result. Some people work better on damp paper than on dry. After you have placed the paper the glorious moment when you reveal your work arrives. The secret is to lift the paper very slowly while grabbing it from one corner. Wash your hands first so you won`t leave any marks on the paper.

Now take the monotype and apply another piece of paper on it to see if it will make a second print. Usually it will but the colors are a bit faded out. Depending on the amount of paint you have used the result may still look nice. If you are going to write something on your future designs remember that the monotype will be in reverse so the way you write the letters is very important. If the paint is still wet on the glass you will have no problem in cleaning it after painting with oil sticks but if you let it there for a while you might need to use solvent.

How to Make a Hand Oil Painting

How to Make a Hand Oil Painting

if you are looking for the most unique gift this coming Christmas season then you could do it on your own. You can do your own work of art and give it to your loved ones. It would definitely be very memorable and worth it because you exerted an effort to make it beautiful. You could make a hand-painted oil painting easy and artistically.

First you have to purchase the needed materials like canvas, oil paint, paint palette, and varnish. These materials should be of good quality to ensure that they would not affect the nature of your hand painting. Then you should know your piece. Many ideas can come bursting into your mind and you may be wasting your time and effort if you do not convince yourself of your target. If you intend to give it as a gift then it could be something that would remind them of you. But if you would like to do it just as a hobby and collect the outcome in your home then you could start with what comes first into your mind.

Doing a hand-painted oil painting is easier when you are doing abstract paintings. You could move your hand and stroke it in the way that you would like your oil painting to appear. But if you are doing a more detailed art work like human images then you must be careful in each stroke. It is always best to do abstract oil paintings when using the hand. The colors that you must use could enhance your hand painting more.

Oil Painting for Beginners

Oil Painting for Beginners

Oil painting was once associated only with professionals, as ready made oil paints weren’t available. The basic pigments had to be purchased, ground to a powder and then mixed with oils. With the arrival of oil paints around 150 years ago, the technique that commanded the highest praise was ready to be sampled by amateurs and beginners. It is a unique form of painting, but it can be carried out by simple methods. Here is an abstract oil painting technique suitable for beginners.

Preparing the Canvas

If the canvas material is unprimed the first step would be to prime the canvas on which you’ll be applying your paint. This involves wedging to ensure the canvas is tension is appropriate and then applying gesso in even strokes with a broad brush to achieve a suitable painting surface. After the primer has dried, it can be smoothed a final time with sandpaper if required. The canvas is now ready to work on with oil or acrylic paints.

Painting the Canvas

There are many different approaches to creating an abstract oil painting on canvas. But what’s clear is that you don’t proceed to colour the canvas based on a vague idea in your mind. According to many artists a random oil painting involves multiple stages beginning with the foundational step where the basic idea of the painting is revealed using outlines made by charcoal. This is to establish the primary and secondary objects to be depicted in the painting and their positions in the background.

Charcoal to the Final Rendition

So you begin with charcoal, create a vague sketch, rub it off so as to remove the lines but still be able to see the idea. Then, use the brush and oil paint to re-draw those outlines to establish values. Then add colour randomly, painting the darker areas first and then painting or leaving the lighter areas (areas which you wish to depict as being brightened by light) of the intended painting. The colours applied at this stage are subtle and random to establish tonality. This is basically called the “underpainting.” On this draft the final colours are applied, after another stronger outline is given. This is the final rendition and areas of colour need to be carefully applied with each nuance felt, and moving from the darker to the lighter areas that were earlier left blank. Then you have a beautiful painting in hand, which provides a three dimensional effect and exudes an air of professionalism.

This is a typical technique to paint pictures that don’t depict minute, analytical details. But even without details you can create a pleasing painting and following this technique which is suitable for beginners. Painting in stages is systematic and provides a larger window for professionalism in an easier manner.

An important quality required for any artist is observation and the ability to interpret and depict the object’s texture, tone, scale and its relationship to things around. This quality helps particularly when you are in the exploratory, foundational stages of your oil painting. An amateur artist with a keen sense of observation can make effective use of this abstract oil painting technique for beginners and create beautiful paintings.

Abstract Oil Painting

Abstract Oil Painting

Oil painting is a very interesting form of painting and is probably one of the weariest techniques in painting because of the time required to dry up the final output of an artist’s composition. The glory of the oil paintings in the Renaissance era allowed this particular painting technique to continue its legacy up to this generation and the masterpieces for this kind of painting continues to awe many art fanatics of the past generations.

Beginning a career in oil painting will require an artist to be extra careful and meticulous with the choices in substances and preparations and will also require a lot of practice to be able to create more detailed works of art. It is not easy to recreate the real world in full detail if an artist’s imagination is not fully trained in interpreting and understanding what lies beneath every subject. For novices in this field of painting, an abstract oil painting is a good way to start and get a grip of what oil painting is all about.

A great number of painters are often too eager to start creating works of art that focus too much on the detail, but later on fall short because of their lack of understanding of the basic principles of painting and their negligence for true composition. It is very important for beginners in oil painting to realize that becoming an artist takes time and tons and tons of practice and it will require beginners who are not very gifted in detailed to begin with abstract oil painting.

Interpreting the real world using shapes and other geometric elements can help an artist understand composition since everything around us can be easily interpreted as shapes of varying sizes. Abstract works of art can greatly an artist and at the same time, provide a simple method of expressing art without the complicated details but with the intensity and boldness of colors and hues. Composition requires a painter’s imagination and with abstract painting, an artist’s imagination is continuously exercised and used to interpret the real world in a more vague but creative manner.

The works of popular painters like Van Gogh and Picasso opened the way for abstract paintings to be appreciated by painters and nobles around the world during these painters’ time and some found this particular art expression unusual but fascinating. An abstract oil painting is an artist’s ultimate expression of freedom, where the imagination provides infinity of artistic creations and almost every subject in the real world can be interpreted with greater ease.

Abstract paintings do not require artists with years of training in drawing landscapes, still life and portraits – these paintings will only require an endless experiment with strokes, dabs and blends, a wild mixture of bold colors and a striking depiction of lines and shapes of different sizes. With the complications in the procedures of oil painting, abstract paintings can also provide many novice artists a good way of mastering how to correct their mistakes and practice on how to carefully handle their masterpieces without the fear total destruction for a single damaged area of the painting.