Painting Abstracts: Ideas, Projects and Techniques by Rolina Van VlietPainting Abstracts: Ideas, Projects and Techniques by Rolina Van Vliet

Painting Abstracts: Ideas, Projects and Techniques

byRolina Van Vliet

Paperback | November 1, 2008

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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.
Rolina van Vliet has studied at the Academy of Physical Education in Groningen, the teacher training department of Amsterdam College, and the fine arts department at the Free Academy in The Hague. She now teaches at various centres for artistic training, and has developed a new method of painting based on abstract painting. Her work va...
Title:Painting Abstracts: Ideas, Projects and TechniquesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.94 × 8.88 × 0.54 inPublished:November 1, 2008Publisher:Search PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1844483363

ISBN - 13:9781844483365

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Table of Contents

The abstract method of painting
Why abstract
What is abstract
Our tools
The practical side
How does it work
Primary picture elements
Secondary picture elements
technique and materials
theme and project
continuing by yourself

Editorial Reviews

"If 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."  —