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Archive for February 2010

How do you make an abstract painting, anyway?

February 16, 2010

While I’m on the subject lately of painting techniques, I thought I’d present one of my newer paintings. “Crow Song” is another in the series of “Black Eyed Angels”. As usual, click on an image for a closer look. While I was using the metaphor of crows, I was reminded of Sting’s tune, All This […]

How to make an abstract painting with texture

February 11, 2010

After awhile, I got a little bored with painting traditional-style paintings. I started adding texture to the mix to make things interesting. Click on these photos for some close ups- then you’ll really see the texture. Here’s the basic process: Assuming you’re all ready with a canvas that’s all stretched, gessoed and ready to go….apply […]