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.