Abstract Painting Process-Part 3

Abstract Painting Process-Part 3

This is video 3 in a 6-part series illustrating my abstract painting process from start to finish. You will see me paint this piece in real time. It is spread over 6 videos, but the actual painting sessions are not edited (unless I spend too much time looking without any action), but none of the painting sequences are edited. I am also talking to you the entire time about what I am doing.

I begin by laying in some middle value color, thinking about the shapes I am creating. I am applying the colors randomly, knowing that I want a chromatic dominance of blue-green. I then lay in my dark value color, which is Anthraquinone Blue, commonly called Indigo. (You can make indigo by mixing Ultramarine Blue and Black). I like to have my center of interest color, in this painting yellow-green, next to my dark value colors for maximum visual impact, so I lay in a bit of my accent color. I conclude this video by adding a bit of white near my center of interest areas and blend a few edges of shapes as I go.

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Part 1 Video: Click Here
Part 2 Video: Click Here

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

  • July 24-26 Showcase Art Center, Greeley, CO. For information and registration contact Colette Pitcher, email: cpit590937@aol.com.

  • August 7-9 David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio, Winston-Salem, NC. For information and Registration Click Here. Only 2 Seats Left!

  • August 23-25 Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, Huntsville, AL. For information and registration Click Here.

  • September 9-12 Pacific Northwest Art School, Whidbey Island, WA. For information and registration Click Here.

  • September 20-22 Associated Louisiana Artists, Lake Charles, LA. For more information and registration Click Here.

  • October 4-6 Arts and Design Society, Fort Walton Beach, FL. For more information and registration contact Hanna at hanna222@cox.net.

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