Abstract Painting Process-Part 5

Abstract Painting Process-Part 5

In Part 5, I begin to tie all parts of the composition together by adjusting colors, values and shapes. You can view Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

I want to emphasize that this painting is painted wet into wet and none of the paint is allowed to dry. It is NOT painted in multiple layers.

I begin by filling in the entire canvas with color. Now I can more accurately judge my values with the bright white area covered. I continue to work the edges between shapes for seamless transitions. I warm and brighten the center of interest area on the right. I continue to adjust shapes, values and colors until I come to a stopping point where I know that I need to take time to analyze what I have done and make final corrections. In the final video, Part 6, I will make those corrections and complete the painting with my signature - stay tuned!

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If you'd like to learn to more about abstract painting, then please join me for a painting workshop: (You can view a list of 2018 and 2019 workshops HERE)

  • November 10-11 Art of the Carolinas, Raleigh, NC. For more information and registration Click Here.

  • January 10-12, 2019 Arts Alliance of Lee County, Fort Myers, FL. For information and registration Click Here.

  • January 25-27, 2019 Daytona Art League, Daytona Beach, FL. SOLD OUT

  • February 6-8, 2019 David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio, Winston-Salem, NC. For information and registration Click Here.

  • March 5-8 Cultural Arts Alliance, Santa Rosa Beach, FL. For information and registration contact Bonnie Loman. Email: pghsteeler1@icloud.com.

  • March 27-29, 2019 Amarillo Art Institute, Amarillo, TX. For information and registration contact Rachel Flores, Email: director@amarilloartinstitute.org.

As always, thanks so much for your support!


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