abstract painting an introduction

Abstract painting uses a visuals of shape, form, color and line to create a painting which can exist with a degree of independence from visual realities in nature.. It can be called modern art or contemporary art art had been. The arts of differant cultures can be show using abstract painting or it can be a form of expression of emotion…one could say that red paint can visualise anger.
Abstract art can be created in many ways, using anything from the curve of a wheel to ruler to help create it. plaster , rubber, cloth, fabric, wood, even mud has been used to create abstract art.

An Example of an abstract painting


To the abstract painter, abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. Many people get a sense of satisfaction from creating something from nothing, paint can be thrown, sprayed, splattered into any form you wish, acrylic paint is especially useful for abstract pieces as it allows work to dry quickly and new layers can be painted on top or previous, it also allows for very thick layers of paint, though this can take longer to dry ,but can be speeded up using a hair dryer or radiator for instance.

Abstract art representation can be slight, partial, or complete. Even art that aims for precision of the highest acuracy can be said to be abstract, at least theoretically, since perfect representation is likely to be exceedingly hard to achieve. Artwork which takes liberties, altering for instance color and form in ways that are conspicuous, can be said to be partially abstracted. Totally abstract bears no trace of any reference to anything recognizable. In geometric abstraction, for instance, one is unlikely to find references to naturalistic forms.. Figurative art and total abstraction are almost mutually exclusive
Both geometric abstract art and lyrical abstraction can be totally abstract. Among the variosu art movements that embody semi abstract art would be for instance fauvism in which color is conspicuously and deliberately altered vis-a-vis reality, and cubism, that blatantly changes the forms of the real life entities shown.


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My name is Stuart Wright, and I am an abstract & landscape artist in the West Midlands. I`ve been painting pictures for over 20 years & I am mostly self taught.i like the flow of the work, creating something from nothing, glimpsing a direction to go in, then trying to capture a feeling of warmth or spontaneity, or charm to bring the paintings to life. I studied illustration at university, also doing courses in landscape, figure work & abstracts In 2005 I began selling my original abstract paintings on eBay and I am known there as Wrightson Arts & in art gallerys..I continue to create original paintings to sell on eBay, as well as offering original paintings on this website... My paintings are a process of exploration. There are no messages or hidden agendas, other than to reveal the discoveries made during my investigations. Perhaps I do take cues from familiar surroundings and perhaps old rustic buildings, aged surfaces golds,reds,burnt umbers, autumn leaves,do find their way into my work. Working with texture and colour is intoxicating. There is, of course, the seed of an idea or a bit of a plan when I begin, but I am quickly directed by the work, answering the needs, sorting the puzzles and discovering solutions. I work with layers of thick and thin color, washed or scumbled over a textured surface. Traces are left by assorted mark makers, lines are straight, curved or gestural, surfaces are wiped, dripped and spattered, all adding to an eventual sense of accumulation and the essence of time. I love architecture, volleyball and mountain biking. I used to think of becoming an Architect, but I never liked the technical aspect of it The paint used in my work is of the best quality, all the original designs are my own.

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