Jackson Pollok: Analytical Methods

An absolutely fascinating scholarly study of the chemistry in Jackson Pollok’s large drip painting, “Lavender Mist” which is featured in the book “Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques”.   The study, … Read More

Walter Darby Bannard

The University of Miami published a page to commemorate Walter Darby Bannard, who passed away Oct. 2, 2016. For many years, he was a professor and head of the department of … Read More

Painting without a Brush

Go here to read a fascinating article about painting techniques that do NOT use a brush. Many of these techniques are covered extensively in “Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques“, including … Read More

Gene Davis and assistant

An interesting story about a famous artist and their assistant: “What she told me is he would mix the colors and put a dab below the stripe and my mom … Read More

Three-dimensional Space

Without depicting natural forms, a painter can suggest three-dimensional space by: • painting forms with strong contours so there seems to be a separation between figure and ground • suggesting … Read More

Thin Wash example

Texture-less painting can seem dull compared to other effects. But plain, flat paint may be desirable in conveying a sense of mechanical restraint by limiting the degree of gesture expressed … Read More

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