The target audience for the book by Vicky Perry, “Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques“, is the experienced or college level painter. The book 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.
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.
It is illustrated with inspiring examples of work by 20th century and contemporary masters. This book is for artists and educators who are familiar with basic painting techniques and practices. 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.