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A Walk Into Abstracts: abstract painting techniques and guide
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A Walk Into Abstracts: abstract painting techniques and guide



"How many times have you seen a beautiful abstract painting and wondered just how they did that? How did they get the idea? How did they achieve that effect?"


Artists like myself want to peek through other artist's studio keyholes because we are curious to see what other artists are doing. In other words,

"How Did They Do That"?


People learn from other artists and artists learn from each other.


Aren't you curious how artists do what they do and might want to try it? People need to know what it feels like to make a painting that way. The reason people want to read how abstract artists make their paintings is so they can try to do it, but differently.


"Learn The Secrets Of 58 Top Artists"


This is a massive collection of abstract painting techniques and ideas from 58 nationally recognized abstract artists and 108 pieces of abstract art work. It is like being in their studio peering over their shoulder as they create another masterpiece. Most of the featured abstract artists would say that their art is more real than other painting styles as the colors and textures they create are real.


Enjoy the creative process of abstract art in which 'Nothing is Wrong'. Realize that you can create your own masterpiece. You will understand each artist's methods of painting and use of tools. Don't just copy what other artists are doing, but use these abstract painting techniques to develop your own unique style.


People are constantly looking for new forms of expression and this guide offers you the opportunity to satisfy these needs with abstract painting. This is a practical guide so I have included artists that I like their work and their "working process", which you will need to familiarize yourself with before you start a painting.


Learn Abstract Painting From These Working Processes


These working processes will help you learn abstract painting. Develop your own watercolor painting techniques or acrylic painting techniques and unique style from the clear information on methods, materials, and techniques used by professional artists.


I am very pleased to be able to introduce you to this unique way of learning and to discover what abstract painting is all about. After reading the working process and studying each artist's work, you can then strike out on a path entirely of your own and develop your own style.


No Drawing Or Painting Experience Required!


Even if you do not have drawing or painting experience, you can learn the abstract methods without any complicated techniques. Even if you prefer to paint realistic art or semi abstract art, abstract art can help you get motivated to develop your own original, individual and creative art.


Inside "A Walk Into Abstracts" you will find 108 stunning abstract paintings by 58 artists. All the artists have a picture of their abstract art and their "working process" on how they did the painting from beginning to end. Their materials, techniques, and work sequence. Every working process is provided with one picture of their abstract art painting.


They are not intended for you to copy, but to help you produce your own original abstract artwork. There is a lot of information to take in, but do enjoy the learning process.



Here are some snippets from the book:


     


     


     


"A Walk Into Abtracts" is able to present an enormous amount of art works and information on "how they did that" in one place. This guide also allows for the observation of many different styles, techniques, colors and applications. The number of beautiful abstract images in this book is stunning.



What Others Are Saying







I have learned so much by watching it.




Thank you so much for the wonderful copy of A Walk Into Abstracts!  You did a Marvelous job!  I am telling all my artist friends about it.  I, myself, have learned so much by watching it.  I know how much work this has been for you.  I can watch it in Blu-ray on my 50 inch TV and see all the details and nuances. Thanks again for sending me a copy.  I treasure it.

Carol DeBolt Eikenbery
www.caroldebolt.com


Carol is one of our featured artists.







I too am enjoying the book.



I too am enjoying the book, some of the art is incredible and I can only imagine how much more dramatic the pieces are in person!

Eve Ozer
www.mdgglobal.com


Eve is another happy customer.







You did a fantastic job putting it all together!



The DVD is wonderful.  You did a fantastic job putting it all together!  I have been looking at it over the last two days and have not nearly finished...I rerun some of the images over and over and probably will continue to do so.  Thanks for doing this.  

Barbara Millican


Barbara is one of our featured artists.







The DVD was an inspiration to me.



I finished viewing the DVD and it is magnificent.  What originality.  It is unbelievable.  Around here we don't see much art like that.  As a mixed media artist, the DVD was an inspiration to me as well.

Sue, I liked your paintings, too.  The narrator did a good job with a clear pronunciation and I also liked the information given about each work.  

Silvia Williams
silviawilliamspaintsmixedmedia.blogspot.com


Silvia is another happy customer.







You have broken the record.



I received my DVD and have watched it.  IT IS WONDERFUL.  I don't know who did the verbal but it is excellent.  I have already ordered another DVD for an experimental teacher who lives here.  I have talked to several people at this point and they are all interested in the DVD.  Also, I have a 58" screen and it looks great on the screen.  The experimental teacher wants to share it with her students and be able to let them comfortably sit and watch something.

I also want to congratulate you on your efficiency.  I was in business 25 years and I have never found artists to be very good business people.  But you have broken the record.  You did everything you said you would do.  I think you have done an outstanding job.

Thank you for letting me be a part of your dream.

Mary Lou Osborne


Mary Lou is one of our featured artists.







This would be a great teaching tool.



Got my DVD today and have only had time to watch my own but it looks good and I hope to find time to watch the others soon.  I can see that this would be a great teaching tool for college classes, perhaps watching one artist at a time and learning different designs and colors and methods.  Think about sending your info to college art instructors!  I will take mine to the college where I used to teach and tell them about it.

I am very excited.

Marie Renfro
www.gallery8.com/renfro.html


Marie is one of our featured artists.



You have probably spent hundreds or thousands of dollars for books, tapes and workshops. Many artist charge $75, $100 or more per day for workshops. A five day workshop can easily cost more than $1,000 dollars with tuition, travel, lodging, food, etc.


I recently spent over $1,000 for a 5 day workshop with a very well known artist and by the third day I was so disappointed I was ready to go home.


And still you are just learning from one artist, but hopefully you took good notes. Here you are getting the opportunity to learn the techniques of 58 artists.



Since people learn in different ways, I decided to have all of this information put on both a DVD and an ebook that you can download directly to your computer.


The DVD is not the typical DVD filmed at a workshop with a hand-held camera and lousy audio. This is not a cheap amateur 45 minute DVD.


This is a professionally narrated and professionally produced DVD over 4 1/2 HOURS long. You can study the painting while listening to the working process.


The ebook or electronic book, you can download to your computer and start enjoying immediately even if it is 3:00 am. This ebook is designed to be viewed directly on your computer. It is layed out so that two pages will be displayed at once. The page on the left will display the painting and the page on the right will display the artist's working process in creating the painting.


I realize artists who are really serious about learning new abstract art techniques would like to have both the ebook and the DVD. So, I put together a package containing the 369 page ebook and the 4 1/2 hour DVD. Not only will you have the fantastic DVD to view, but you will also get the written working processes that you can study over and over.


I have spent six months producing this ebook and DVD and plan to raise the prices in the future, but these prices are good for now. Even better this comes with a ??


100% Risk Free Trial!


That's right. The risk is all mine. If you're unhappy, for any reason, I don't want your money. I will treat you the way I wish people treated me -- with gracious trust and the benefit of the doubt. In the unlikely event you decide it's not for you, you don't even need to give me a reason why. Because you say so is good enough. Just let me know within 60 days of purchase and I will refund your money.











The Serious Artist Package



Yes, I am serious about learning new abstract painting techniques. I want the
benefit of learning from both visual and audio.

Yes, I want the professionally recorded and narrated "A Walk Into Abstracts"
DVD with 108 full-color paintings and working processes by 58 abstract artists.
I understand the DVD is more than 4 1/2 hours of entertainment and education.

Yes, I want the 369 page "A Walk Into Abstracts" electronic book with 58
artists and 108 full-color abstract paintings that I can download immediately.
I can download the electronic book directly to my computer and start enjoying
it immediately.









"A Walk Into Abstracts" DVD



Yes, I want the professionally recorded and narrated "A Walk Into Abstracts"
DVD with 108 full-color paintings and working processes by 58 abstract artists.

I understand the DVD is more than 4 1/2 hours of entertainment and education.




Add To Cart





"A Walk Into Abstracts" Ebook




Yes, I want the 369 page "A Walk Into Abstracts" electronic book with 58
artists and 108 full-colorabstract paintings that I can download immediately.
I can download the electronic book directly to my computer and start enjoying
it immediately.




Add To Cart





Featured Artists


























































































Charlene Edman AbeleCarole Kauber
Susan Adam??/TD>
Toby Klein, ISEA, ISAP
B. J. AdamsLynne Kroll, AWS, NWS
Elizabeth AshauerVictoria Lenne, GWS, ISEA
Laura BarbosaAnnell Livingston
Shirley Wilson Blake, ISEAEdith Marshall, ISEA
Betty Braig, ISEA, MOWSGeorgia Mason
Carol Z. Brody, NWSGracie Rose McCay
Joan BurrCheryl D. McClure, SWS, TVAA
Carole Burval, TWSA, WHSMark E. Mehaffey, AWS, NWS
Ginnie Cappaert, NWS, ISAPKaren Kierstead Miller, ISEA, LWS
Katharine A. Cartwright, NWS, MOWSBarbara Millican, AWS, NWS
Robin ColodzinNancy Egol Nikkal
Rita Crooks, NWSMary Lou Osborne, ISEA, SWA
Marie CummingsKendra Postma, ISEA
Vera Dickerson, AWS, NWSMarie Renfro, SWS, TVAA
Carol DeBolt Eikenbery, AWS, NWSPat San Soucie, AWS
Jan FilarskiDelda Skinner, NWS, SLMM
Betty Jo Fitzgerald, NCS, NWWSCarol Staub, ISEA
Jane GatesSelma Stern, AWS
Sheila GrodskySue St.John, KWS
Marilyn Gross, ISEA, SLMMSharon Stone, SWS
Lana Grow, AWS, ISEAFredi Taddeucci, ISEA
Jane R. Hofstetter, NWSDianne S. Trabbic, AWS, OWS
Judy Hoiness, NWSHelen Wheatley
Dottie HoldrenMira M. White
Betty Jameson, ISEA, TWSKristine Wyler
Jane E. Jones, NWS, SWSToni Young, ISEA, ISAP
Edee Joppich, ISEA, NCSDolores Ann Ziegler, AWS, NWS


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Sue St.John
8103 E. US Highway 36 Suite 161
Avon, Indiana 46123
info@suestjohn.com
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Michelle in the Lace Bonnet
A strange portrait in three parts. We will start with the final version I just finished early this morning. I don't know why in particular I imagined her in a bonnet because I intended to draw her first in a more modern haircut, but then... I got fanciful with my pencil and brush.



Women of the 1840's did wear bonnets with lace nets. I had to look it up. The lace and bonnet frame Michelle's face and hides several details like the man's face in the upper right corner and the fruit and flowers surrounding her -- she's haloed by sweetness with a kiss of mystery.



Before the lace aurora, I detailed the fruit and flowers, slowly building up the colors, filling up the space with odd bits of somethings.



She's pretty in a bonnet and surrounded by flowers with a tiny bird and Faerie man stalking her! This was phase one, a pale precursor of what was to come. I had to scan in the beginnings to see where it was going and to look back at what I may have changed. The following are a few details and close-ups from this process:







There's a story behind this face but it has yet to speak to me. Maybe it's just a lovely earth spirit looking over Michelle.

Then there's all those fruit and flowers. It's like a still life gone topsey-turvey:





Not that Michelle herself is a fruit!







As the fruit got darker, the detail clearer, the more ripe the painting became.





Michelle's eyes became more alive and showed me her character.







All in all, it was a good experiment and hope Michelle likes what I created. Paintings have a way of growing. I'm happy to share this with you. So... what's next? I have the LAST OF THE FAIRY GODMOTHERS to finally post soon. Til then, who knows what next I'll draw or paint. All I know is I'm in a fairly good mood after some darkness and I'm ready to have fun for a change... it even seems like the sunlight is cooperating with me tonight. After a few days of rain, it's good to bathe in the brightness again.
 
 
 

   
Sunset
As I was driving home from painting class last night, as I turned onto the main drag by my house, the sunset looked like this:


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Nope, not kidding. That's what the sky looked like last night. 

I have this suspicion that soon you may see a watercolor representation...!
 
 
   
 

Watercolor Class Update
I've been neglectful of my Watercolor class updates. I've only done the one so far. 

Class Two 

We learned shadows, painting in black/white, and painting rocks and trees. 

I did this:
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We were supposed to be practicing rocks, over and over, but I like whole paintings, so I added the trees for practice and then we learned grass and played with shadow. This is how mine turned out. I love it.

Then she wanted us to try something different, but using what we learned and I made this:
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That is probably my favorite of the things I've painted. It's amazing to me that it is only Class #2! I must be learning something....

Class Three 
This week we went on location to Crosby Farm Park, on the banks of the Mississippi River. We picked a portion of the scenery we were interested in and painted it. That was it. Whole class.

Here's what I was seeing:
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The camera phone doesn't really do it justice, but you get the drift. 

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And there is my result. I'm still unhappy about the way the shoreline turned out, but the rest of it I really like. 

Class Four
And this was last night. We had to go indoors and paint from photographs because it was raining. I chose two photographs and painted:

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Okay, maybe that isn't my best effort. But I did it in about ten minutes. (And it is greener in person...)

But I spent the majority of the class working on this:

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That was the sunset on the way to the bar on the night of my 31st birthday (in March). 


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And there is my rendition. What do we think? This is another one that looks better in person, because you can see the color. 

Lastly, before class ended, we learned how to draw a house in Two Point Perspective. This helps us put buildings into landscape paintings. We drew what was supposed to be cabins in the woods, but I ended up going with a small house on a grassy plain, with a moat and rock steps to get to the house. Hmm, maybe I should just show you?


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And I'll just say that I spent no time "painting" this in. I just slapped color in and got whimsical because it wasn't the point and it is on printer paper. But the house is good, no? I drew it! 

And that is what I've learned so far in class. Next week we're doing Harriet Island, so there will be buildings in the scenery!

Wish me luck...
 
 
 

   
Kickin' Monet's Ass
You may recall my recent post about my foray into the world of artistry. I described the things I learned in the first class (you may want to go back and read that post) and now I'd like to show you.

Obviously, these are photographs of the art, but honestly, they are pretty true.

Cloud/Illinois:
Cloud by you.
Seriously, tip your head left and see if you don't see Illinois!

Tree:
Tree by you.


Sunset(?):
Sunset by you.


Reflection of sunset sky in a lake, with trees across horizon:
Watercolor Painting by you.
And, yes, that is a magnet keeping it up on the refrigerator!

I'm off now, to class #2. I bet you just can't wait to see what I do next!
 
 
   
 

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