Abstract Painting Process-Part 6

In Part 6, I analyze the painting. Once I know what I need to do to complete it, I get to work making final adjustments to the composition by modifying colors, values and shapes. You can view Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

Here's my analysis:

  • The bottom left line of the main dark value shape needs to be broken a bit more - it looks a little too long and solid to my eye.

  • I may connect, or imply a connection between the two dark value shapes.

  • The center of interest on the right side of the painting needs a little lighter value to make it pop better against the dark value shape.

I make the changes and am satisfied that is all I need to complete the painting. I add my signature and call it done. Thanks for watching the process, and I hope it was helpful for you.

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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!


P.S. If you you'd like to learn more about Abstract Painting, I have a great course called Abstract Painting Academy available for you:

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