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The Art of Abstract Painting

Discover how to compose dramatic, thought-provoking, and evocative paintings with this detailed guide by artist and teacher Rolina van Vliet.

Readers of The Art of Abstract Painting learn where to find inspiration, how to develop ideas, how to create spontaneous, lively effects, and how to apply a range of techniques on different surfaces using transparent watercolor, thickly applied acrylics, and more. The book also provides information about the background, aims, and procedures of the abstract method, focusing on creativity and self-expression, the goal being the development of the reader’s own talents.

Rolina van Vliet has studied at the Academy of Physical Education in Groningen, the teacher training department of Amsterdam College, and the fine arts department at the Free Academy in The Hague. She now teaches at various centers for artistic training, and has developed a new method of painting based on abstract painting. Her work varies from abstract expressionism to lyrical abstract painting, with the emphasis on spontaneity and dynamics, and with a clear preference for total abstraction. She regularly exhibits her work, has written articles for art magazines, and runs workshops and courses on abstract art.

Author — Rolina van Vliet.

Paperback. 128 pages with 145 color illustrations. 8¾" × 8¾" (22 cm × 22 cm).

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