Petes Original Art Collectors Reviews and Testimonials

Hi everyone, my name is Peter Dranitsin. I am a self representing artist from Cleveland Ohio. I grew up in a family where my mother is a professional artist and my father is a professional photographer. I have been painting professionally since 2006 and this is all I do. In my abstract art video lesson tutorials I will demonstrate different modern techniques that I personally use myself when creating abstract paintings, as well as variety of different tools you will need to create an amazing, eye catching acrylic abstract paintings. I truly hope that you will enjoy watching!

Original modern and contemporary abstract art video lessons by Peter Dranitsin. All videos are copyright protected.

Just had to let you know the order arrived on time Quality is amazing and thank you for the careful packaging Definitely want another-
Peoria IL

Hi Pete. Just had to let you know how wonderful I find your abstract art paintings - and website. Never felt more inspired than now thanks to you Simply love your paintings the best I ever saw. Thanks for sharing. Janni
Janni Lyngbak Elkjr

Hi Peter We bought the painting Which One Do You Like from you recently. A couple weeks ago I came home early from work to set up for my wifes 40th birthday and when I got home your painting was on our porch. So I hung it up and when my wife came home she was very surprised and delighted. We both think the painting is very beautiful more so than what a picture could express. Thank you so much for getting it done quickly and sending it right away. This painting is the center piece in our house and we love it
Nowell Wendy
Auburn Hills Michigan

Thank you Peter. This is such a spectacular piece. It is going up on my office wall so I can see it all the time. My wife and I love your work. We feel that too often people dont or cant appreciate abstract art. We think that your work does an excellent job at capturing concepts and emotions and then regenerating those feelings within the observer. Wonderful work. Thanks again.
Brett S.

I just wanted to thank you for being my inspiration. I am a new artist and your paintings are exactly what Ive been looking for. Your website is amazing and incredibly inspirational I hope to be at just as good and start my own website. Thank you again

I love your work. Hate that you feel the need to reduce the prices. Wish you much luck and look forward to being able to make a purchese in the near furture. The Acoustic Guitar piece is up my proverbial alley. Thanks for sharing. -suaman

Love, love, love! Fantastic work of art! Amazing textures, dimensions, & colors! Beyond expectations, as always! Very fast ship. Thanks!
Richardson TX

In love with your paintings! Stunning color, texture, & overall aesthetics. Thanks!
Richardson TX

Good seller and quality work thanks!
Alamogordo NM

Stunning painting! Fast shipping! Thanks so much!
Richardson TX

The colors and texture of this piece is wonderful! Thank you!
Matlacha FL

Really enjoy collecting this artist, the vision, the medium is all fantastic!!!
Matlacha FL

Hey Pete, just wanted to let you know that the piece I purchased looks great! I am having some furniture delivered in a few weeks and I am going to wait until that is delivered to see exactly how much room I have to work with for the other one I mentioned.
Ron, G
Cleveland, Ohio

As a subscriber to your web site videos, I've been hanging out there more than on Facebook or YouTube...great stuff, brilliant...l'v executed and visually exciting.
Austin, TX

My brother you were born to do this keep it up you inspire me peace love and prosperity
North Carolina

Hello Peter, The painting looks GREAT. Thank you for doing this so fast. I can't wait till I hang this in our living room. It took me about 5 hours to pick this painting from your web site. I really wanted ANGLES CASTLE however our designer said it would not go with the painting I already have.

Hi Peter, Received the painting today. Love it, cannot wait to get it on the wall. Hopefully I can ad a few more this summer. Thank You

Hey Pete, Your work is amazing, blessfull and very inspirational. Keep the spirit up. Thank for sharing. Bless

Peter,I am amazed at how quickly you're putting up those videos. They are fun to watch but more importantly, it give me a chance to watch your techniques. Thank you, and as for the minor glitch on the website early this week, I wouldn't have known there was anything wrong but for the email you sent.
thanks for keeping us informed

Your work is inspirational and there is a lot to learn from you, thanks for sharing your techniques generously

I love your work..Every time I see your paintings i get so much inspiration from them ..Thank you!

Hi Peter, I live in Vancouver, BC Canada. I love your paintings they are fascinating I watch you painting every night before I go to bed this gives me so much pleasure. I have wished to buy the lucky three and Morning charm...

Pete, you are my Guru! Amazing work! Just can't stop starring at the slide show. Kudos!
Aparna Modukuru

Your work leaves me speechless. No matter what I am experiencing in the day, I can come to your website and be elevated. Thanks for sharing your gift.
Jewel Daniels
Savannah, GA

Hello, I could never thank you enough for your video and pictures, these are simply the most beautiful I've ever seen. They helped me improve my painting techniques, watching your paintings has become is truly inspirational for me. Thank you very much. Anthony, a fan ... Sorry for my English, I'm French
Anthony C.

HI Pete. saw a video on You Tube featuring your work and since checking out your site i can honestly say I'm blown away by your paintings. I'm an abstract photographer and always try to produce pictures that look as if they were paintings. But upon viewing your work i immediately ordered 10 tubes of acrylic paints and 6 canvas boards to try my hand at this style of painting. I'm in love with it. I know you must be very busy but I'd appreciate it if you could find the time to give a quick response to a couple questions. On Sunken Ship there are intense horizontal lines: is this a result of applying the paint directly to the canvas without brushing it? On some of your works I've noticed a bubbling kind of effect: how you achieve this? And do you water down your acrylic paint to achieve the more translucent areas on your paintings? Again, Pete, keep up the fantastic work! Thanks.
Lain W.

Dear Pete, I just attended a craft show in DC and purchased one of your pieces Love Story. I hung it over my piano, and it is so warming to see it every day when I come home. Your work is extremely inspirational. From one painter to another, I aspire to be as good as you some day. Thank you!
Virginia DC

Got the painting and WOW!!! You are an amazing artist – it is beautiful! Merry Christmas!
Grace M.

I just want to say that Peter is an amazing artist and person. Our house burned down and we lost everything and I loved my dining room paintings and couldn't find it anywhere then I ran across the web-site and e-mailed him photos of the paintings he did such a great job and so fast and sent a video of him painting it I though that was so cool and when the paintings came they were better then what I had before. Thank you so much
Springfield MO

Listen, Pete... I've seen your ad twice now, and each time, when I got to the Peaceful Thoughts triad, I've exclaimed - aloud - OH yeah! This guy's GREAT! and I think your prices are a bargain as well! when I regain my health/finances I hope to collect some of your creative genius for myself some fine day! Meanwhile, I'll certainly refer people to your work... you are GIFTED!!

Peter, congratulations, your work are so gorgeous, fantastic colors and power.
Beto Dezen

Your work is amazing. God bless you !!!

Pete GOD has given you a wonder gift. Question what does [available for recreation mean thanks]
savannah ga

Dear Pete, I'm a self taught artist and came across one of your links on You Tube. I just wanted to say your work is inspirational and I love the use of color. I've been painting for about 9 months now on and off and although I have a good imagination i find it difficult to get my thoughts onto canvas. Your video tutorials have been very helpful. Thanks so much.
Stewart Cartman
Swindon, UK

I really enjoyed seeing you art. You have an amazing talent. I paint as well but I would like to learn more about painting in abstract. Your work is very inspiring. I hope to be able to afford a painting of yours someday. Hope we can be friends on Face Book.
Jim H

Peter, Your painting shows colors, talent and passion. It arrived quickly and packed very well. I am still saying wow. It has truly been my pleasure.
Rhonda Klimek
Utica, IL

Hi Peter, I came across your profile on LinkedIn and subsequently checked out your website and art lessons on video (very informative, and thank you). I had to send you this message expressing my awe with your talent; you are so fortunate and rich with creativity.
Lauren Oden
New York

You are AWESOME! What a TALENT! Every piece is a piece of beautiful ART!
Liya Lucky
Salem, OR

Hi Peter, each and every one of your paintings is so impressive. From the smallest to the largest they add so much color and excitement to all the rooms here. Here are a couple more photos that illustrate that. Thanks for the outstanding talent and great service. You are an artistic gem.

Hi Pete, I just wanted to let you know that I love your work! It's fresh and different from a lot of paintings I've seen. You are very inspiring
Rikki Uzan

Hi Peter, I told you I would send yo a picture of my house with your painting in it. You can find it attached. We absolutely love our painting. It brings our living room to life! Thanks again!
Christin Jackson
Columbus Ohio

I just added you to my Facebook page, I am also going to be adding you to my company's twitter page as well, if you see Cherie Biles on Facebook that is me and Creciprocity on twitter that is me as well company cultural reciprocity web site. I will be sure to retweet your posts ;) Love your art! HUGE FAN!
Cherie Amour

I ran across Peter’s Original Art one day and was very intrigued and when I got to his site was amazed. Within a week or so I bought 2 pieces of his and loved them. I now have hung my 5th piece of his and am still loving the original pieces I bought. His works are incredible.
Carter Rowland

Hi Peter, the other two sets have been ordered. I have the perfect spot for them and the colors will blend in perfectly with the walls and furniture: yellow, light burnt orange and black. Thanks for the update on that custom painting; take your time, there's no rush. Enjoy your exhibition in Columbus.

Hi Peter, I've received all three of the paintings and all of them looks really good. Thanks again for your work, and prompt shipping. I will periodically check your site, to see if anything else catches my eyes. I have huge wall space to fill in.
best wishes

I just wanted to say that i am a fan. Your work is beautiful! When i have saved up enough money, I'd love to purchase some of your paintings.
thank you for what you do

Hey Peter, I think it looks great and the colors really work with the room. Thanks so much again, this really means a lot to me. Good luck with everything, I'll be recommending you to anyone who wants a painting done.
hope to see more of your work

Thanks for the painting today. We found a great spot for it in our apartment. Thanks for doing such great work.
Love your work!

Hello! I have been going through some of your work & all I could say is WOW!!!
Thank You!

Fellow artist just wanted to let you know i love your art work !!! it is amazing !!!
keep it up

Your work is amazing! I am looking to purchase one of your pieces. I especially am interested in the two faces that look like they are kissing.
thank you in advance

Your work is like something I have never seen before. I love all of the pieces. I have never seen beauty expressed on canvass and paint like this before. I never knew something so real and sincere could reside in someone. But it does and it is expressed in your work. Your paintings are bad ass! I just moved into a new house and need some paintings to hang on my walls when I have extra cash I'm going to be looking at your stuff I like your work. I was wondering if you would be interested in renting wall space in my gallery. At the prices you have they should go real fast. I could email you panoramas of my gallery for you to look at.

Hello, i was interested in multiple paintings... i love your work and was wondering where you are located and if pick up was an option.
thank you

I love your work. If I had money I’d buy it all!
Thank You!

I really love your artwork. I am a Property Manager in St. Louis and I am putting together my newsletter and I was putting some wall decor tips in there. I wanted to put a couple of websites like yours in there and also a couple of paintings
Best Wishes
St. Louis

Your work is absolutely stunning! I love it!
Best Regards

Your paintings are very beautiful. It’s an emotions and feeling of open hart
Keep it up

Hey guy, just wanted to applauded you on your artwork.Your work is awesome!!! Man, wish you would have an art show here in St. Louis like at Washington University or even down on Grand Avenue in our art district. Again, totally awesome paintings. My hat off to you. I will tell everyone here at my design firm where I work about your paintings and maybe get you some business.
Thanks for Sharing
St. Louis MO

The painting is great!
Keep in touch

Quick shipping and a quick reply when I made an inquiry about the painting.
Thank You!
New York

Beautiful paintings! Honest Seller, Fast Shipping! Perfect!!
Thank You!

Fantastic Seller! Honest, Fast Shipping, Great Communication!!
Thank You

Hey Peter, the painting just arrived today and I love it! It looks fantastic and the colors work great for the room its going in. Thank you so much for doing this for me, I really appreciate it. I'm a little curious though, how would you recommend I hang this up? I've never really had a canvas painting before and I'm not sure how to go about doing it. Thanks so much again!
Talk to you soon

Your work is amazing. While I am not presently in the market to acquire a piece, I felt it necessary to at least share my appreciation.I just wanted to let you know that your paintings are amazing and original. I am an artist myself, and you are a true inspiration!
Thank you

Stay In touch

Light up the fire literally took my breath away. And almost all of page two brought forth strong emotional reactions as well. I was sorry for myself to see the original of light up the fire had sold already, though I am sure the new owner will cherish it. I am sure when the time is right and my money is saved the perfect piece will be waiting for me. You are amazingly talented and while your discounts make it easier for collectors like me to purchase. Your work is worth every penny of each original price I saw on every listing. I will be telling everyone I know about your site and hope one day to have your work gracing my walls. Thank you for sharing your gift and your vision with the world!
Shellie Brown
Love & Light

Your abstract art is utterly amazing. I haven't had a chance yet to look at the rest of the site but I can now put you in my top 5 favorite artists which include Wasilly Kandinsky and Paul Klee and two other not as well known artists Marinaomi and Clint Newton but I now know the next item I want to buy for myself as a Christmas gift. Lol
Thank you for sharing!

Sorry for getting back to you so late on the art. I was in Raleigh NC last week when it arrived at the house. When I got back on Sunday I have to say that I was very impressed with what I got. It looks amazing in my house and I could not have asked for anything more. I will continue to look at the web page for other items to purchase and have passed your info on to many of my friends. Thanks again for the art and keep up the good work.
Raleigh NC

Pete, Virginia like it. Thank you for asking. Looking forward to see new painting that we just purchased.Hope to do more business with you in the future. Look forward to your new creations. Again - Thanks for serving our country as a Marine in Iraq.

I just wanted to let you know that I received three of the pieces today. They are all perfect one more beautiful then the next.

Hi Peter, I just received Focus and the 3-piece green flower painting today--Again, above and beyond what I expected!Thanks!

Peter's art is absolutely stunning. If you see a piece online that you like, chances are, that in person you will like it ten times as much. I have about a dozen of his pieces and they are so full of color and wonder. Anytime that I'm entertaining friends, someone always makes a remark about how creative the different pieces of art are. They are truly unique, in a way that is hard for me to describe, but I would say that Peter's art, while deep and powerful, is at the core, very simple in concept. Peter has been great to work with and I look forward to seeing what he creates next!
Cleveland Ohio

Over the last year, I have purchased five paintings from Peter’s Online Gallery and I couldn’t be happier with these “works of art”. They are spectacular. Peter’s website gives a true picture of the paintings (but they are even better in person) and it gives you an idea what the painting might look like in your home. Every purchase has been straight forward and gone without a glitch from ordering to deliver of a very carefully packed painting. Peter is very accommodating to his customers. Thanks Peter !!
David B.
Louisville, Kentucky

Pete sets the standard when it comes to abstract art. I have been extremely pleased with the paintings I have purchased over the past few months. His knowledge and passion for producing quality work coupled with his desire to please his customers indeed sets him above and apart from other artists. I recommend Peter's art collection to anyone and everyone.
Hassan Usmani
Houston, TX

Hi Peter, the other two sets have been ordered. I have the perfect spot for them and the colors will blend in perfectly with the walls and furniture: yellow, light burnt orange and black. Thanks for the update on that custom painting; take your time, there's no rush. Enjoy your exhibition in Columbus.

I just saw your website for the first time today. God bless you! You are such a talented young man. Your artistry truly makes me cry (in a good way!). I showed your work to my 15-year-old; she also has fallen in love! We can't afford to purchase anything from you, but please let us know if you will be showing anything in the New Jersey area. I have spent almost all of my life as a church musician, and became very ill this past winter... spent a month in ICU, 6 weeks in a physical rehab facility, and just got rid (hooray) of visiting nurses and therapists... and seeing pieces like Creating Music, Solo Piano; Full Breath (I was unable to breathe for a while... love this painting!) just literally bring me to tears! I am just beginning to get the use of my hands back (am now in a wheelchair), and the joy you impart through your gift is very, very deeply appreciated! Our family will be rooting for you from a distance... MOMA isn't too far from here... we don't expect it will take too long before we see your work there! God's richest and continued blessings as you continue to use your wonderful gift!
Thank You!
New Jersey

I would like to first tell you that I am brand new to abstract art but I have fallen in love with it recently. my girlfriend is an artist as well but she does not do abstract art really. You're work is beautiful and captivating. The use of colors and mixtures are everything from vibrant to soothing and all in between. The one piece in particular that is my favorite without question is the City Lights piece, both your original and the one you recreated for Greg. I love how much white cloud looking paint effect you added to Greg's making the whole piece lighter and brighter and I also love the vibrant white, blue and black lines scribbled along the bottom and top of your original one. If I was to commission you to do a variation of that piece that in effect had the same amount of white cloud-type paint as Greg's along with a similar amount of white, blue and black scribbled lines as your original, is that something that could be done? Everything else about the buildings in the painting being black red and yellow I love and would not want changed at all really. I am currently a law student unable to work because of how stressful the workload is but I would do anything to have a piece like that on the four panels you have been doing them. I don't want to make an offer just yet because I don't know how much exactly I have to spend but I would really do anything for a piece like I described. Please get back to me and let me know if this is even possible and how much something like that would cost. Thank you so much for this site and your hard work and I look forward to hearing from you.
Jake Kimmelman

Hi Peter, this is Megan Jones. I am Chris Jones's Wife. We have bought two paintings from you so far to decorate our new home! We absolutely LOVE your work!!! We currently are awaiting the delivery of Let Me See the Night and we already have Here it Comes.
Megan Jones

I really love your art. I was looking on You Tube for new techniques for Acrylic painting. I'm new to it, but apparently am turning out pretty amazing stuff. Of course the hard part is finding out how to sell it. I read some of your articles on the site. We do have access to many outlets. What I think my stuff would do best at is to be reproduced, like prints or something and sold to World Market, Pier One, Urban Outfitters... places like that. I think I could learn a lot from you. I learned some new techniques already just by watching one video. Your stuff is absolutely amazing!
Best Regards

All I have to say is WOW! The paintings are amazing! My personal favorites are - well all of them but if I had to choose one it would have to be Let Me Explain. I don't no why but that painting has so much ... to look at. If i had the money I would buy them all but sadly don't but i always had a passion for abstract paintings and one day want to start creating my own and was just wondering were do you get your inspiration from. Once again phenomenal job on the paintings. and i will have to say these are my inspiration to keep on what I love painting abstract.
Keep Up Good Work!

I am a ceramic artist and happened to go to your website. I love your paintings, the color and expression that seems to come through is absolutely amazing. I just wanted to share!
Best Regards

Peter, Greeting from South Carolina, Just wanted to send you a picture of some of the art that I have hanging in my apartment. It's actually in the corner of the living room and looks great! I noticed on the website a piece called Inspired by Night that is a 20 x 20... I really like it and was wondering if you had any other 20x20's in the works and if I could maybe get the inspired by night and another one or 2 depending on if you had any other 20x20's in the works. I have about $200 I'm willing spend and was just going to see what you had available. All of the women down here love your art by the way! Thanks again
South Carolina

Hi Peter, thank you for both paintings. The Gladiator and The City looked even better hung then on the website. Delivery was very quick and packaging was perfect. I look forward to purchasing more of your paintings down the line (I may need more space :) ) Thanks Peter - - Highly recommended...
Matthew Wrayno
Business Owner

Hi Peter, it was a pleasure purchasing from you, the painting arrived extremely quickly and looks fantastic on my wall. I have attached a picture as well. I took some better ones that i will send tomorrow when i can upload them to my computer. Thank you for the pleasurable experience and best of luck to you. Thanks!
Barry Johnson

Peter's art is truly amazing! It is one-of-a-kind and so stunning to look at everyday! His technique is perfection, letting his art stand out literally with the texture on every piece! I am very happy to have one of his works of art grace the walls of my home!
Angie Feehan
New World Designs

I just recently discovered Peter when I was looking for original abstract art to help fill the dead spaces on my walls. Which in turn for me means dead spaces in my mind so i needed that filled asap!! So I was exceptionally pleased to come across Peter Dranitsins' website. I purchased two pieces via an offer I had submitted to Peter. I was very pleased that my offers were accepted as well to discover that I was dealing directly with Peter. Now not only was I surprised that my offers were accepted, but Peter volunteered a special at that time for free shipping!! Then also to my surprise I received both pieces safely packaged with in just 3 DAYS of paying via PayPal. I have been extremely happy with the quality of his work. My blank spaces are no longer devoid of life in fact they live and grow with me from day to day.
Jeff Merritt
Pittsburgh, PA

Hi Peter,The first of the paintings have arrived and are on the wall opposite the living room. They have transformed it from dull to vibrant. They are beautiful. A photo is attached. Thank you for such talent. I'm looking forward to the next set.
North Oaks, MN







Amazing Abstract Paintings Online Art Gallery by Peter Dranitsin

Amazing Abstract Paintings Online Art Gallery by Peter Dranitsin
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Abstract Art Video Lessons

Abstract Art Video Lessons
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Making every part of your painting worth looking at

If your aim is to provide a painting with focal point, you must also make sure that the rest of the piece is worth exploring. You can create subtlety with layers, partially obscured shapes, and lines. Add small, perhaps paler, shapes that echo the dominant shape. If the focal point is heavily textured, have other areas lesser texture that are nevertheless interesting. Experiment with neutrals which have undertone of color.

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Painting Video Lessons

Painting Video Lessons
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Spring Pastel

Spring is a time of rebirth, with cool, fresh days becoming increasingly warm. new growth consists of bright fresh, acidic greens and yellows, which tend to cunter event overcast days. Pastel is ideal for this type of landscape work, because the colors are bright and kept fresh by direct marks, and by minimal mixing and layering. The cool, green pastel support is sympathetic to the subject, and lends an underlying color harmony to the work.

Combination Palette: Light Naples yellow, mid lemon yellow, lemon yellow, light black green, viridian, emerald green, light leaf green, mid leaf green, cobalt green, dark raw sienna, blue-gray, blue gray green, mid purple blue, light madder violet, cobalt blue, white.


Hue is simply another name for color. Red, yellow, and orange are all hues. Lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, and gamboge, all being yellow, are close in hue to each other.


A tint is a color that is mixed with white or, as is the case with watercolor, lightened by adding increasing amounts of water. The tinted range of any one color can run from the pure color at its maximum intensity through to white.


A shade describes a hue or color that has been darkened by mixing in a dark color like black or a second color, usually its complementary. This should not alter the color drastically, only darken, it. Like tints, the range of possible shades runs into hundreds, and stretches from the pure color through to black.


Tone describes a color's relative lightness or darkness, and is a term that can be used to describe both a tint and a shade. Lemon yellow is light in tone, while indigo is dark in tone - but if you add enough white to indigo, the resulting tint will be closer in tone to lemon yellow.


This is another term that describes the lightness or darkness of a color. Lemon yellow has light value, while indigo has dark value. Value should not be confused with brightness (or intensity)

Beautiful Words

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Through Golden Seas

Through Golden Seas
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The Medium is a Message

As you know it a line is a line is a line...or not. Every drawing and painting tool makes characteristic marks and affords a designer a specific kind of a visual language. The language of the tool has a powerful effect on an illustration's communicative value, not just on its visual qualities relative to other elements in a design solution.

Learn How To Paint Abstract Art Paintings by Peter Dranitsin

Learn How To Paint Abstract Art Paintings by Peter Dranitsin
Learn how to paint abstract art paintings with acrylic paint using modern techniques, tips & tools


THE FINEST quality pigments are used in the
production of artist-grade acrylic colors. To
begin, powdered pigments are dispersed into
water. Through varying methods (depending on
the manufacturer's equipment), the hydrophobic
pigment is forced into a homogenous mixture
with deionized water. The water molecules
surround the pigment, resulting in the formation
of an aqueous pigment dispersion, which is
then ready to be added to the acrylic paint
base. In the mixing vessel, a specially machined
stainless steel blade spins the mixture together.
The blade stirs the paint while the sides of the
vessel are continuously scraped to prevent the
edges from drying out and to ensure uniform
mixing. The blades are carefully machined to
mix varying paint formats and to accommodate
different mixing bucket sizes. Then, the additional
ingredients are added to the mix: surfactant,
defoamer, thickener, freeze/thaw stabilizer, fungi cide,
pH stabilizer, and biocide.
Each of these components is essential to the stability, longevity
end bacterial resistance of the finished product.
Once the paint has thickened and the ingredients
are fully merged, It is inspected by quality control
before being packaged. The quality control
procedures generally include comparing the new
paint with the standard (physical sample) for
color concentration, viscosity, and pH balance.
Once approved, the paint is poured into large
stainless steel hoppers attached to the tubing
and jarring machinery. The air- or machinedriven
mechanism pushes the paint from the
hopper into plastic jars, or metal or plastic tubes.
(Only small quantities of high viscosity paint are
packaged in tubes; quantities upwards of 4 or
5 fluid ounces are packaged in jars and pails.)
Then, the machine's many jaws crimp the ends
tightly to seal the tubes. All of the machinery
and tools used in the packaging of acrylics are
carefully washed and sanitized prior to filling to
prevent contamination from color to color.
Once packaged and sealed, most acrylics will
have a shelf life of six to ten years or longer.

Best tips on Hanging Art Paintings

Use these simple rules to create a functional interior design when hanging art:

1. When selecting a frame for art, coordinate it with the art, not the room. Frames should complement the artwork and allow it to be a focal point of the interior design.

2. If the work comes with a wire on the back, use a picture hanger and a nail of the appropriate weight. If there is not a wire and the art is heavy, you’ll need a picture hanger on each side to balance the weight. And while I love a Command strip for hanging temporary or very light pieces, never hang important or heavier framed items from them. I’ve seen too many people ruin great art that way.

3. Framing and hanging a group, series, or collection of art can be time consuming, but it makes a statement. When hanging the group, think of the collection as one large piece, then place the center of the group 60 to 66 inches from the floor. Also, in most cases, allow no more than 4 inches between individual pieces in a pairing or grouping.

4. Mixing styles and media in a room, or even in one group, can work beautifully. Try to group pieces that have a common thread, such as subject matter, the medium, the color palette, or the period. And be sure that the frames match or complement one another.

5. When hanging art over furniture, place everything close together so it looks cohesive when you enter a room. A good rule of thumb is to allow 6 inches or less between the art and the top of the furniture. Of course, use your judgement so people won’t hit their heads or knock into art when they sit or stand.

Recent Questions about Abstract Painting Videos, Techniques, and Contemporary Paintings in General

Q: Hi Pete Thank you for the very inspiring lessons I would like to know if you are having the canvas on a table og if you are uing an asel. The very wet painting never run down the canvas when you paint. Also how long does it really take you to make the paintings....not just 10-20 minuts I think :o Bedst regards Birgit Andersen
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A: Q: I would like to know if you are having the canvas on a table or if you are uing an asel. A: I usually have small canvases layed on the table and larger ones either on the floor or on the wall. Q: Also how long does it really take you to make the paintings A: it depends on the size of the painting and difficulty of the composition
Q: Is there a way to sort through the website for paintings and see only 36 x 48 or larger Thank you James
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A: use Advance Search link under search box in the top left corner of the home page
Q: How can we Purchase paintings
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A: You can simply submit your best offered price for immediate approval or if the painting has price next to it just click on add to cart button
Q: Do you have any art work to do with surfing or skate-boarding for a teenagers room
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A: I do not but I can always create one
Q: Mr.peter i have seen your work its osumme also artist i also want to work in abstract please help me out
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Q: How do you draft your ideas Or do you even sketch and just go straight to painting Because your type of art is what I like to paint or at least would like to. Im use to being a perfectionist in my art but i dont want that. I want to challenge myself and just paint and plan as I go. How do you do it
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A: I would have a blurry idea of what I would like to paint and after choosing the colors I would outline the subject first if need be or just begin with the background colors and add elements as I go along
Q: Hi there I sent my e-mail to get your free videos but the link you sent does not work please send me another one. I love your paintings and the way you do it thanks for sharing.
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A: I have tried to email you back but your email blocks all incoming emails because the way your email is set up. This is the message I got when I tried to email you: Your email could not be delivered because the recipient is only accepting email from specific email addresses.

Understanding Abstract Painting Techniques, Tips on Painting with Acrylic Paint on Stretched Canvas

Q: Saw you on youtube and then checked out your site. Amazing Art! Do you make custom artwork? We are looking for an abstract painting in shades of purple, maybe with some brown . If so, what would be the costs? Iit would be for a large wall and we are open to ideas about one large piece or two or three pieces that go together. Look forward to your reply.
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A: cost would be determined based on the size of the canvas and the difficulty of the composition
Q: When you use a spatula, is it best to use heavy body paint and with a sponge, use soft body? And should I be using a dry sponge, because I'm getting bubbles in my paint? Best regards.
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A: Q:When you use a spatula, is it best to use heavy body paint and with a sponge, use soft body? - A: I only use soft body acrylics. Q: And should I be using a dry sponge, because I'm getting bubbles in my paint? Best regards - A: rinse the sponge periodically in clean water
Q: Peter, when you use a spatula, is it best to use heavy body paint? And do you use soft body paint for the sponge technique? Best regards. Jason
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A: Q: when you use a spatula, is it best to use heavy body paint? A: it really depends on your personal preference Q: do you use soft body paint for the sponge technique? A: I personally prefer to work with soft body acrylics
Q: I would like to buy the DVD's.. Can I?
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A: at this time I only offer streaming abstract art lesson video courses and tutorials on my other website at
Q: Im not comfortable buying stuff online. Is any way of buying the gold package ata store?
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A: at this time I do not offer any DVDs with my art video lessons only through subscription on my other website at
Q: I have subscribe to your side but I don't know how to see your videos. Please help
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A: please go to How It Works page on my other website at and watch the tutorial video that will explain everything in details
Q: I am an artist myself, and I am interested in developing an affiliate website related to art and,more specifically, to abstract expressionist art. Do you have or would you be interested in affiliate marketing for your products? Jay Clapper
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How to create a stunning and creative use of special effects in acrylic abstract paintings on canvas

Q: Hi Pete. I love your art and i have watched your videos over and over again. Thank you for making these videos. I wonder if it is ok to use gesso for the white color in my paintings. Do you ever do that
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A: I do not substitute gesso for the colors but I don't see the reason why not to try and experiment with it.
Q: Hi Pete..your painting has inspired me a lot..i am a beginner in painting and want to do abstract..i tried painting with acryllic but they do not come out as yours. Could you please help me by telling what are the kind of paints and other materials that you use. Thanks a ton
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A: I prefer to use liquitex acrylic paint on primed stretched canvas. I also utilize sponge, brushes, wired brushes, glass, paper, anything that you can think of in order to achieve an eye catching acrylic abstract effect
Q: sirhow can i post my paintings to you in your
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A: if you'd like to share your art on my blog just email your image and your message along with it to
Q: Hi Pete I wanted to ask what do you think is the best way for a traditional artist to make the transition into abstract.
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A: Good question, I would say first thing is to experiment with shapes, values, and other elements of a drawing or a painting distorting the appearance playing with the compositions getting them to appear abstract, unproportional. The idea is to look at the real objects and imagine what you can do to that or those objects making them look more interesting to a human eye.
Q: Hey Pete your artwork amazes me and I chose to do my art project on you and your art Im a freshman in highschool and it just so happens that my dads side of the family lives in Cleveland Ohio too. But one of the questions we have to answer about our artist in our project is what their birthplace Secondly have you recieved any awardsrecognitions Thirdly what are your favourite subjects to paint I hope you can help me thanks so much. yourartsamazing
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A: Hi there thank you for your interest and your questions. I was born in Saint Petersburg Russia. Couple of my recognitions worth mentioning are the art competition: as well as having one of my paintings featured on wine labels: My favorite subject to paint is pure abstract paintings that are composed of different textures and tones of colors that I have created using variety of different materials and tools. One of those paintings name is Hottest Fire. Good luck to you with your school project my friend!
Q: What inspired you to use the colours that you did
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A: I like to use bright colors that will make my painting to pop from its surrounding and warm the place up.
Q: Hi Pete just came across your painting techniques on youtube and its great to see how your paintings come alive. Quick question: do you paint the sides of the canvas as well Thanks Cheers Kartini
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A: HI Kartini, yes I do paint the sides of the canvas. I use pure black to cover the sides.

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Q: Sup Bro : Q1how do you make your paint colours from Q2 : what made you start painting Q3:what are your latest works of art 3 thank please reply
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A: Hi Mathew, I began to paint because I always enjoyed it. My latest works are the paintings that you will see on my home page of my website the most recent work is closer to the top. As far as the paint, I use liquitex acrylic paint. Thank you for your questions!
Q: whats your favourite material to use when creating your artworks thanks stevesteve :
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A: Hi Stevii, I love to work with sponge because it make the blending and color transition much smoother. Thanks for your question!
Q: what was you first ever inspiration when you first started and what is your inspiration now thanks em :
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A: Hi Emily, I have first began to paint at a very young age. My mother she is an art teacher and I got lots of inspiration from her. Thank you for your question!
Q: Hello Pete. First off I want to say your art is amazing and very inspiring to me. My main question is How do you show your painting as displayed in a living room or dining room like at the end of some of your videos What program do you use to do this and are there any tutorials that would help do that Thank you very much
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A: Thank you for your nice comments! To be able to do the display as I did on my website you need to be able to know Adobe Photoshop or pay someone to do this for you. There are many tutorials that you can also purchase or get free online to understand how to work with Photoshop.
Q: Hi peter let me just say after watching your videos I am truly amazed. Im a better drawer than I am a painter but ive starting to paint for a short while and i want to get better. When you paint how do you get your ideas and when you use the bottles what do you put in the bottles just paint alone or do you mix it with something else
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A: Hi Carolina, I usually come up with the idea to paint by deciding weather or not I want to create a subject in my paintings such as a tree, cityscape, landscape ... or just completely abstract elements. I use bottles to mix acrylic paint and water and that is it 60% paint and 30% water
Q: hey peter- first of all your work amazes me- and has inspired me a great deal- especially the videos and techniques- i am slowly learning to let myself go and follow where the painting takes me- this of course is alot harder to do than say- but i find it very relaxing- so to get around to my question- after about 7 yrs of slinging paint- i am getting alot of requests from friends and coworkers to paint them something and i enjoy the challenge - my question is this-- how do you go about pricing a particular piece since im new to all this- im honestly just trying to cover what monetary value i have invested- but then after seeing several artists work on line for sale- i wonder if i am selling myself short- any how- thanks for the inspiration- and your time- respects --- dave
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A: Thank you Dave for your comments. The pricing is a difficult subject for me. The way I determine the price is by the material cost first, and than by the difficulty and the outcome of the composition.
Q: Hi peter just wanted to say that you are an amazing artist and you paintings are beautiful i love them all I also wanted to ask how you figure out what to paint in the background of your paintings because im doing a painting of flowers and i need some ideas on how to give the painting more texture in the background.
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A: Thank you Isabel, I would first suggest to start experimenting by mixing paint together on a canvas using variety of tools (i.e. spatula, sponge, brushes ...). You can also try to experiment with different gels and mediums that is available to you in your local art supply store such as flow aid, glass beads, flakes to name a few.

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Q: Hi Peter Nice new paints you got out recently. As I started trying to paint recently one of the technique I wish I could learn the most is when you blend colors with your sponge the finish you get with it is incredible. Do you put pressure on it or do you get close enough just to say you touch it I dont know if its my type of paint bought the average quality since Im beginning or how I handle the sponge but I cant get paints to blend together they do mix sometimes but by spot only and my biggest problem is that the sponge often gets the paint off the canva when i use it and its a little wet. I can blend color but itll go from dark blue to white directly without a good transition since it takes off most of the paint and the transition is like 2mm between colors . Also I tried with the canva a little wet more wet and ... did a lot of experience. Thanks for your help and continue your impressive work I envy when you blend 2-3 color where there is a good thickness of paint and that the result is amazing Mickael
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A: Hi Mickael, thank you for your comments and your question. I would suggest you try quality acrylic paint such as "Golden Acrylics" and see if that helps you in any way,
Q: Hi Peter to start with i must say Im really impressed at how nice your abstract paintings ends in. Ive never wanted to paint before since I though and I know that I have poor skill in actually drawing detailed things. Seeing the way you paint and techniques you use got me so excited that I bought stuff the day after I saw your paintings and today I actually tried doing something similar to your Three Islands painting. The result is awesome for a first try and I must thank you for this. Also if you dont mind answering me I looked trough all the QA trying to find more about how u use your sponge for blending. I found it hard to get a good grading between colors as my paint would get on the sponge and spread on the painting more randomly then I thought thought it would gradually absorb the paint and make the gradient. I know the sponge should be wet but do you wring it out totally dip the tip before so few water drops falls on the paint Well I thank you again for giving me this will of painting just before Christmas and I wish you a good Holiday Season with your family and friends. I already cant wait to be back from my vacation to look at more of your videos : Thx again Mike
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A: Thank you Mike for your nice comment and your question. I use my sponge in different situation in a different kind of way. For instance if I need to remove some of the access paint I obviously rinse the sponge and make sure it is clean, in a situation where I blend the paint I do wring it out completely and begin dabbing on the canvas with it creating smooth transition. I hope I answered your question. Thank you again and Mary Christmas to you and your family!
Q: Hi Peter how do I keep the acryllics moist enough to work with on canvas as I live in a hot windy and dry region of Australia Also may I ask if you dilute your paint before putting on canvas. Perhaps you use a flow or retarder medium I truly admire your work and your talent. Thank you for sharing with your free videos. Best wishes from beautiful Kalbarri Western Australia. Chris
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A: Hi Chris, I usually wet the canvas prior work and I use plenty of water with my acrylic paint. I do not use any substitutes other than mentioned. Thank you for your question!
Q: Hello I was just wondering how you sign your paintings. I looked at a couple of them and there is no signature on it. So I asked myself do you sign them or not at all
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A: I always sign my paintings using permanent marker or black or white paint. Also I usually sign my paintings at the time when I sell each individual painting.
Q: Great work. Thanks for sharing. very interested in your new web site. Curious as to what type of sponges you use and where they are available Thank you Again
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A: You can use any regular sponge that you can find. For best results to achieving a smoother color blending transition try to use the sponge that is composed of smaller grains.
Q: Hi Peter I watched several of your videos and inspired through your art and technique I made a couple of paintings. Of course they are wayyy not as good as yours but Im quite happy with what I have created in the beginning. Nevertheless one of them is still too clean too structured.. and I have no idea what I could do to make it better - and what would ruin the whole thing. If Id mail you a picture could you maybe give me a hint or an idea what I could try in order to make the painting better That would be so great All the best Yve
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Q: How do you do it? I mean, do you just paint something spontaneously or do you have something in mind before you start? Because I love to paint, but I feel like I need to know what to paint before I start.
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A: Honestly to say in most cases I just begin to paint with blank mind and come up with something as I go along. Thank you for asking :)

Abstract Art is Complex to Explain Discussion Forum

For me, a big realization came when I saw that every image was the result of editing. A landscape or portrait or madonna and child- all edited out from a larger "picture" or arena.
A close look at a Franz Kline painting is a revelation of skill and this idea of editing and adjusting.
The reason I'm fascinated by this is that it seems to drive us to getting an essence into the material image that has no substance. It's like trying to capture the immense forces that created the hills in a landscape by rendering the hills as result of those forces instead of getting the contours visually right.
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Joel Kahn • Check the links on my profile to see examples of my algorithmic math-based output. How do you think my work fits with these ideas about abstraction?
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Peggy Kerwan • Thanks for all of this input. As a fairly new artist (6 years) who loves color, movement, texture, I paint mainly whimsical interpretations (all subjects and mediums). I share my art and others' art with many non-artist friends, several of whom struggle to "get it" when it comes to abstraction. I must say I'm not great at "explaining" it. Your comments have made me feel better able to do so. I especially like your comment, Hufreesh, and can't wait to share the slap with my buddies.
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Catherine "Cathy" Shapiro • i'm a wordsmith too, so I love Stephen's commentary. Abstraction is like love ....and that's just as complex! Art itself is akin to the act of catching lightning in a bottle; You can't do that no matter how hard you try. :)
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Chris Myers • I could not find a way to edit a previous post with a URL that I will stop using, so that post is now gone. I am switching over to for open edition artwork. I did not delete the post because this was not an interesting discussion! I find it very hard to classify a lot of my work and end up calling it abstract, but I do not really know if this is accurate or not. The question of what is abstract and what is not is always on my mind.

I guess I can define a couple things that help me decide if I should tag an image abstract. These are hardly definitions for abstract across all media, but they help. For my own works if their content is no longer clearly derived from the actual physical subject of the photograph and becomes more an expression of form or a fundamental geometric shape, then I call them abstract. I am less certain if there are those same forms and geometric shapes in the art, but the content is clear. My gut says that if mentally my imagination gets stirred up and I see other worlds and stories in images, then they are abstract. I do see the same sometimes in the oak tree portraits or fungi work that I do as well, but that is on a different level.

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Jill Campbell • For me it is always important to try to keep some sort of connection or truth to the original subject - so it is often about trying to find some kind of balance between representation and abstraction. My aim is to develop a pictorial language which will enable me to make visible my own experience of being in the world in a way that has a universal sense and so can be communicated to others. Removing any obvious references to observed subject matter mean the paintings do not operate as windows.They become painted surfaces built with marks and colour that represent my personal expression of the relationship between self and the world.
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Stephanie Smith • It's great to see all of these comments! I recently participated in an abstract exhibit, where the curators asked us all to write a description of why/what/how we perceive abstract art - I'll start with my own writing, and if there's some interest, I'll keep adding other writings from the other artists. Just like this discussion, they ideas that have been flowing down from this one exhibit are eloquent and thought provoking.

The artists of the Renaissance did not invent human anatomy, but made strides to understand it by looking to and reflecting on information outside of what convention allowed. Similarly, abstract art is not a step out of reality, but rather a step into a greater reality. Creating and studying abstract works, is what examining a new species of exotic flower, excavating for ancient fossils, or mapping the inner apparatus of the human body is. Sometimes these acts are not so much beautiful as odd, or even gruesome; our imagination never truly anticipating their fragile existence. Yet, when our eyes fall upon them, their untamed presence provides a mind-altering experience. Observing their form, color, and behavior, augments our perspective of the natural world. Artists have long owned the resourcefulness to bring to forefront, forgotten, or veiled certainties - by providing intimate reports on compelling, but pre-existing realities.
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Jeffery Rowe • I believe art and the process of making art are the cultural DNA that makes us who and what we are, as individuals, a community and a society. While there are many endeavors that are rooted in creativity, to be considered "art" I feel the work has to speak to the audience in an intimate and primal way, if not it becomes just decorative. I am interested in exploring the notion of chaos and order and their relationship. That is why I introduce pseudo-geometric forms and lines in my work. My primary goal is to get the audience to think, and consider something they may not have considered. I occasionally try to provoke the thinking/questioning process with titles that may not be obvious choices. I also use hints of representational and symbolic elements in primarily non-representational pieces in an effort to challenge notions of reality. I tend to think that we compartmentalize our worlds into easily digestible boxes and by doing so edit out essential elements of the things we are boxing up. Once this is done we tend to believe these are absolute truths without further consideration. I hope to stimulate people into reconsidering these "truths". The world was flat and then it was round and now it is flat again. Art is a gift that allows us to accept these inconsistencies because our human realities are primarily a function of our perspective. Art aids and alters that perspective. I do not possess the arrogance to think I can necessarily alter that "reality" but , I may be able to influence the perspectives.
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Stephanie Smith • A quote from a fellow artist - Alexis Mclean

From Abstract Views Artists' Statements 2012

I consider all creation to bea na abstraction. I strive to let intuition and emotion flow into form when I paint. Defined images may appear although the whole comes from subconscious layers and raw emotion. The moment weh our inner cauldrons boil over and we leap into the void is already unique. We all relate to the sensations of being human, raw passion, loss gain, hoy...but this blank canvas underneath, the familiar human emptiness that arouses us to action because the only other option is death by statsis. This provokes me.
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Tony Reynolds • At one point in my scattered art education I heard or read that abstract art, perhaps it was more modern painting, was an attempt to create a new thing, a real object, not seen before. The painting was not to be understood as a window representing anything else (reality, emotion, etc) but rather that it was a thing of its own identity. Does this ring true?
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Conn Ryder • Eegads ! To whom is it necessary that we provide this one all-encompassing definition of abstract art???? What an ominous task . . . . .tackled by a myriad of artists that have come before us . . . .and still no universal concurrence (that I’m aware of, anyway). It seems to me that the term “abstract” is/was to art, what “alternative” is/was to music (although even more wide-ranging). And under that umbrella term resides countless theorized sub-classifications to further describe the innumerable approaches to art (and the outcomes thereof) that fall under the canopy of “abstract.”

While it’s fun and thought-provoking to toss about various notions for the sake of discussion, for me personally, I don’t feel the necessity to do anything other than attempt to communicate the whats, whys and hows of my own work . . . and only then to those who are inquiring. (If someone told me it was their duty to educate me on the sport of boxing so that I might understand and appreciate it, I’d tell them to sod off because I prefer to remain blissfully ignorant!)

So for those who inquired, I would say my approach is to attempt to know my craft (see a great description from Brian Sommers above), know my materials . . . toss it in a pot (me . . .the vessel) . . . . .stir in a healthy dollop of emotion, a pinch of experiential and observational impact . . . . . and hope it manifests on canvas as something that resonates with me . . . . .and ideally, with someone else too.
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Tony Reynolds • @Conn Ryder. I think the bigger purpose of this discussion is to explain what abstract art is to ourselves. Art (at least to me) is visceral but it is also cognitive at least at some level. The more we understand what we are involved in the more deeply we can engage.
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Conn Ryder • @Tony Reynolds -- Thank you for sharing your understanding of the purpose of this discussion with me. My comment was in response to Pete's initial statement in which he writes that abstract art will mystify some "therefore, it is necessary to define it, so that the viewer may decide for himself what is real and true." So I was addressing the notion of defining abstract art for the "viewer", and would reiterate my personal opinion that the whole of the term "abstract art" is too sweeping (or as Pete wrote "complex"). Therefore, while I understand artists enjoying a discussion about defining abstract art, when it comes to the viewer, I generally only strive to explain my own art to those with an open ear. Now, if someone said to me "I don't understand abstract art" and I found the person open to learning more about it, then certainly I'd attempt to share some explanation (even though I would have to clarify that artists' approaches, intent, message, etc. are as unique as snowflakes). But if a person said "I don't like abstract art" and I didn't sense they were open for it, I wouldn't personally feel it is necessary to change (or expand) their thinking).
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Lorraine Fossi • My work fluctuates between Abstraction and Landscape. I explain: Landscapes have always given us the freedom to enjoy dreamlike sequences back into the so-called real world. Abstract works are the tangible way to express the unreal. And they do so while awakening our consciousness; revealing the hidden by dismantling our own conventional and distorted views.
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Sue Berce • I am a docent at Milwaukee Art Museum ( MAM) and give a ton of tours. I take everyone to the Contemporary Galleries first and have some standard thoughts...if you can say, "I don't get it, I could do it's about something!"
Motion and emotion...that's me in my work.
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Herbert Murrie • When I'm asked, what is that or what are you trying to say, My pat answer is, look at it like you would look at a landscape. Does it move you, do you see something beautiful or ugly, is there any emotion that you feel when you look at this painting. I do and that's why it 's here for you to look at. Music is related to abstract in that you feel something, good bad or indifferent when you here it.
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Peter Dranitsin • Thank you everyone for such a great participation in this discussion about Abstract Art. I am really interested in reading your thoughts on this subject matter!
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Liz Doyle • mmmmmmmmmm thought provoking
I tried to start adiscussion just now on similar lines (does it have to be pretty / balanced...) but got bogged down in a technical glitch with adding a link - oh well - I'm just learning here
Thanks for this discussion
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Artist Arnold McDowell • Abstract is " ABSTRACT " it all come from A Old Man like Me = " Ab " was His Name and He Stract His Art Burch that had paint on it on A Painting that He Just Painted; it was A Landscape; So he "Stract" it Some More and said to His Sefl; " The Painting Looks A Lot Better; So what can I Name this New Painting ? He was Painting Out Side and went it His House; And Ask His Wife; She said I Like it too " Ab " so you just " Stract " it with Your paint Burch; YES; and She said Well Lets Call Your NEW Painting " Ab-Stract ".... " Ab " ; Was My " Great, Great, Great, Great "Grand-Pal" from The Appalachian Mountains; So thats how " ABSTRACT " got it Name; And She Help Name " The Great Smoky Mountains " Too; Artist Arnold McDowell at I LOVE to Paint and I like to Paint " Abstract Art " ; It is in A World of Art By its " Self " thanks Arnold.
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Sue Berce • Here's the thing with five years...four major surgeries, husband died, cancer, I almost died twice in art training, but art spewed forth, first a tad realistic..then with every series of ten to twelve my head shifted...abstraction becomes real then disappears until it resurfaces...we have no control, really.
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Diane Mignon Morgan • The term "abstract art" is a generic term for anything that does not equate to realism. Historically abstract artists concentrated on an "aspect" that they wanted to convey in a painting or sculpture that was not possible with realism. I think with most of us today it is our own personal perception of a particular environment or feeling that brings us to exaggerate colors, overstate lines and forms to evoke our "own" personal emotion into the painting. If you explain this to people looking at your art they will be able to grasp it better. When someone is looking at one of my paintings I always ask them "How does this painting make you feel?" Abstract art may be complicated in form or execution but it does not have to be hard to understand. It is just an expression of the artist albeit overstated at times.
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Bryan Azevedo • when i get approached and some one tells me to define my art work i usually reply "there is nothing to explain". i feel the emotions people feel out of seeing my work in person is park of the magic in it. i mostly play with light, color and texture, but then again who doesn' works are based mostly on past emotions and experiences, and to have other find their own emotions in my work makes it all worth it to me.
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Artist Arnold McDowell • I Love " Abstract Art " and To Us Mountain People in East Tennessee; its NOT to Complex to Explain; When " Ab " My Great Grand Pal; painted The First One; He said I Like it; Its Like " Chicken Soup " The More I Put in it The Better it Looks; I am just A Old Painter; That Likes To Help All The Young Artist get all the Help thay Need To be A Good Artist; You-al can See My New; Abstract Painting Name of it is " Four Grasshopper's Singing to the Moon " at Abstract Art is ABSTRACT; Lets All injoy it and Eat More " Chicken Soup " as We Paint it; thanks Artist Arnold McDowell.
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Brad Cole • I think trying to explain Abstract Art as an entire discipline is more complicated than an Artist explaining the motives and choices made concerning their own work. I think an Artists intentions are the key factor when we describe to our viewers what Abstract Art is. For instance my motives are to challenge the human tendency to want to classify, and "put things in a box" even though my work is based 90% on primal instinct. Others motives might be to translate the idea of smell through visual stimulus. I think that because people are so determined to put everything into a category it's difficult for many to grasp the idea that Abstract art is most often manifested by creating through an individual Artists personal lens. So many interpretations and only one category - Abstract Art hah!
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Ursula E. Rettich • I do not agree with Bryan, Quote " there is nothing to explain" There is so much to explain - only words are not enough, that is why we paint in abstract, we see so much more then what everyone else is seeing, so we artists try to bring it out in and an "abstract" way. Not the incidental way of poring paint and see what comes out - no, we struggle and go beyond to try to explain what we see and feel in colour and shape and emotion
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Bryan Azevedo • Ursula - i think you need to reread my comment. I personally let the viewer's imagination take the course it wants on it's own instead of directing them in the way i think it should go. And to be completely honest, I never struggle with paintings, they come naturally to me (i'm blessed for this). I just prefer to have people see my works and go on their own voyage. I like to think of it as I build the land and you are your own tour guide.
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Ursula E. Rettich • Sorry - I sometimesjust in my own world