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Abstract: Techniques and Textures by Rolina Van Vliet

This is the fourth and most technical book on abstract art by Rolina van Vliet. In comparison to its predecessors it takes a more in-depth look at the practical nature of abstract art. With a detailed explanation of the technical aspects of painting, the book covers figurative elements, composition and construction work specifically. Abstracts Techniques and Textures is a comprehensive handbook for amateurs, professionals, teachers and students alike to learn the intricacies of painting abstracts. Pages: 160
SKU: ATTSP
$16.55
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This is the fourth and most technical book on abstract art by Rolina van Vliet. In comparison to its predecessors it takes a more in-depth look at the practical nature of abstract art. With a detailed explanation of the technical aspects of painting, the book covers figurative elements, composition and construction work specifically. Abstracts Techniques and Textures is a comprehensive handbook for amateurs, professionals, teachers and students alike to learn the intricacies of painting abstracts.
It features 50 studies detailing dozens of techniques and textures readers can use to practise achieving abstract and non-figurative painting. The book also includes more than 350 selected images to inspire and guide the readers eye.

Includes 50 studies for the reader to practise and hone their technical skills 
A valuable technical guide by renowned and respected abstract artist, Rolina van Vliet
Can be used as a follow-on guide to the authors previous highly successful works, or as a stand-alone text for those who prefer a more practical approach to the subject
Features over 350 high quality photographs of beautiful abstract images

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1 Abstract and abstraction 8
2 The Abstract Painting Method 10
3 Primary visual elements 12
4 Secondary visual elements 16
5 Composition 18
6 Play and practice 22
7 Getting started 24
8 Structuring your work 26
9 Study information 28
10 Techniques and textures 30
11 Technique in pictures 31

Water-based and mixing techniques 32
Study 1 Drip technique 34
Study 2 Sponge technique 36
Study 3 Pouring technique 38
Study 4 Flow painting technique 40
Study 5 Working with water 42
Study 6 Mixing with gel 44
Study 7 Mixing to create 'visual language' 46
Study 8 Alla prima mixed technique 48

Application techniques 53
Study 9 Knife scumbling technique 54
Study 10 Knife and line technique 56
Study 11 Impressionist knife techniques 58
Study 12 Sgraffito as a 'visual language' 60
Study 13 Knife technique 62
Study 14 Working with a foam brush 64
Study 15 Technique without texture 66
Study 16 Dynamic painting techniques 68

Adding details, relief and background techniques 72 
Study 17 Texture using French chalk powder 74
Study 18 Scored line relief effect 76
Study 19 Relief technique 78
Study 20 Textured background 80
Study 21 Gel texture 82
Study 22 Using newspaper as a background 84
Study 23 Paper texture 86
Study 24 Sand texture 88


Collage; integration; print and stamp techniques 92
Study 25 Textile texture 94
Study 26 Painting with paper 96
Study 27 Collage using slate 98
Study 28 Printing technique as integration 100
Study 29 Using letters as texture 102
Study 30 Collage with colour integration 104
Study 31 Collage using textiles 106
Study 32 Pattern printing 108
Study 33 Aluminium foil texture 110

Drawing, sketching and line techniques 114
Study 34 Negative line technique 116
Study 35 Drawing with an atomiser 118
Study 36 Shape and line stamp technique 120
Study 37 Sketching using a palette knife 122
Study 38 Sketching using liquid paint 124
Study 39 Lines in relief and rhythm 126
Study 40 Sketching with paint 128
Study 41 Lines using the wax-resist technique 130

Mixed pastel; freestyle painting; covering techniques;
and correction 134
Study 42 Sandpaper texture 136
Study 43 Cling film texture and collage technique 138
Study 44 Collage using mixed materials 140
Study 45 Mixed techniques 142
Study 46 Freestyle painting 144
Study 47 Freestyle techniques 146
Study 48 Freestyle using textiles 148
Study 49 Free 'visual language' 150
Study 50 Miscellaneous techniques 152

12 Over to you 156