How to Paint Abstracts Paperback – 2 Oct 2009
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At first sight, the idea of including abstracts in a basic series that is mainly aimed at the beginner with little or no previous experience seems a bit optimistic, to put it mildly. However, with previous books on abstraction concentrating more on the creative and philosophical aspects of the style, it is rather good to find something that deals with the actual process of getting ideas down onto your surface. The authors mixed media approach means that you re not tied to one particular style and she is absolutely sound on the techniques you need. As well as the basic introduction, there are also four demonstrations showing how the final results are built up. --Artbookreview.net
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Dani was born in London and educated at Michael Hall School in East Sussex. She trained as a fashion designer in Brighton and developed an award-winning design business, before working in graphic design and book illustration for a number of varied clients, including nightclubs, magazines, offices and schools. As well as producing greetings cards used worldwide, working as a freelance gallery manager and curator and sitting on the board of a prestigious Sussex based fine art exhibition, DanI has been a professional artist for ten years and exhibited in galleries, art fairs and group exhibitions. She works from her art shop/studio on the High Street in Wadhurst, East Sussex.
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But you have to start somewhere and this is why this book works so well.
I have been painting figurative work for the past 20 years and have always wanted to attempt an abstract piece but have found it difficult to know where to start. Yes, it comprehensively covers a lot of different techniques, in different media, but its big attraction for me is that it sets out clearly several starting points to develop an abstract work.
or someone with some experience to further explore and develop their work. There are some good demonstrations to build on and the encouragement to then work on your own compositions.
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IF YOUR ARTISTIC GOALS AMOUNT TO PRODUCING ABSTRACT SQUARE WINDOWS OR EVEN CIRCLES ON CANVAS. THEN THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. Read morePublished 6 months ago by philip coleman
Great Book full of ideas,recommend to any Artist wishing to try Abstract techniques.Published 16 months ago by L.D.bird
Explains the idea of abstract art and gives examples to try with step by step details.Published 16 months ago by RJC
Excellent book with lots of ideas & tips to explore this interesting style of art.Published 21 months ago by janet eason
I have been creating abstracts for some time but found that I was getting a little stale. I paint in a group of amateur, leisure painters and just miss having someonr to bounce... Read morePublished on 3 April 2013 by john r dyhouse
This product was not exactly what I expected but still it does help in some ways. Would still recommend it to anyone thinking of trying abstract art.Published on 4 Dec. 2012 by Ann Russell
I found this a bit disappointing to be honest. I know it is trying to be all things to all men but it doesn't work. Some of the images at the beginning were beautiful. Read morePublished on 5 July 2011 by danielm