Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques
Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques

Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques is a comprehensive guide to the history, methods, techniques, materials, and study of abstract art. The book is a bridge between art theory and art practice. It is for painters who wish to deeper their thinking and increase their range of techniques about abstract art.

Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques, by Vicky Perry, explores the issues facing the painter while in the studio. There are psychological, physiological and practical matters that must be managed in creating a modern abstract painting.

It is illustrated with inspiring examples of work by 20th century and contemporary masters (see full list of artists). This book is for artists and educators who are familiar with basic painting techniques and practices.

The target audience for the book is the experienced or college level painter. Rather than a how-to manual, Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques provides thoughtful perspectives on expanding the artists’ established methods.

The second edition of Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques is an exciting exploration of the newer ways to communicate the visual journey through this most engaging topic. Numerous features that are not available in a print version have been incorporated. Of particular note is the ability to see an artwork freed from the surrounding text. An artwork image will pop up to full screen when clicked on. Slideshows of important concepts enliven the text as well. Available on itunes.

Bridget Riley
Bridget Riley
Frankenthaler at work
Richter making an abstract
Joanne Grenbaum's work space