Chapter 7 — Creating Abstract Art from Photographs
Do you have a photograph that you would like to paint in a simple, yet powerful way? This chapter offers ideas for designing abstract compositions with stylized lines, colors, and shapes, or by adding dynamic movement.
We strongly encourage you to use your own images as you work with any new methods. Using your own photographs makes for a more personal and pleasing experience, with the added benefit of creating a work of art that is uniquely your own!
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Going Abstract: Bright Colors and Loose Strokes
Painting an Abstract Mixed Media Work