Abstract Art

A group for people who create abstract art.  Share your abstracts here! Ask questions about making abstract art and learn some new techniques.

Members: 484
Latest Activity: Nov 23


Hello and Welcome to the Abstract Art Group!

If you would like to share your abstract art, you can either post in the Show & Tell thread or start your own discussion by scrolling down and clicking on the big blue button that says "Add a Discussion". You will likely get more views and replies if you start your own discussion.

Click here to learn how to upload images into your forum posts (which is important so that people can see your art within the post, rather than as an attachment link beneath your post).

If you would like some advice on a specific work-in-progress, you can either post in the WIP thread or start your own discussion. You will likely get more views and replies if you start your own discussion.

If you'd like to share your step-by-step process to create a finished piece, that would be great too!

Just a few simple guidelines:

  • Please keep all discussions relevant to abstract art.
  • Be friendly and considerate in your posts.

Thanks for joining & have fun!

Discussion Forum

Work in Progress

Started by Jenn Coulbeck. Last reply by Evie Dobney Nov 3. 2 Replies


Tags: in, Progress, Work, Nature, Art

my newest abstract

Started by Elizabeth Carter (Letourneau). Last reply by Gordon M Feb 28. 19 Replies

This is the largest abstract that I've done and I just love it to pieces its on a 24x36 canvas and I used Heavy gloss gel, semi gloss gel, coarse pumice gel,and flexible modeling paste.  I used GOLDEN fluid acrylics , and this type of paint is ideal for this application its already very runny , but it has the highest pigment…READ MORE

My Newest Abstract Composition

Started by Lin Aitchison. Last reply by Rita Lulay Malsch Feb 19. 3 Replies

I've always loved making abstract art. This is my newest tradigital piece, Composition 541 :)READ MORE

Tags: composition, abstract

Diving Into Abstractionism Is An Easy Choice For Me

Started by Richard Mittelstadt. Last reply by Richard Mittelstadt Dec 9, 2016. 3 Replies

For years I struggled with watercolor painting.  I had a lot of successes and, of course, a lot of practice pieces.  The practice pieces were not "failures" as every painting was an experiment or experience that preceded the next one.  But I was chasing a standard and expectation of what a good watercolor painting should be:  loose, spontaneous, fluid, and transparent and seemingly always with a recognizable subject.  Attention to detail (seemingly nearly the opposite to loose and spontaneous)…READ MORE

Greetings! My first upload to this group.

Started by Paul Alan Roth. Last reply by Paul Alan Roth Oct 26, 2016. 4 Replies

In the three attachments: the first image is 1977 " ESTUARIES" It is made from Berol Prismacolor Pencils. I created the original image in '77 but intensified the colors in 2014.The second image is 1979 "COSMIC CATHEDRAL" 18" X 18"  - It is needlepoint on plastic "canvas" (One of 8 same-size images, plus two 18" X 36" images).And the third is 2013 "REYNARD" 11" X 14" - It is also Berol Prismacolor Pencils on paper.With most of my abstracts ( of all persuasions ), I start in a corner with a color…READ MORE

No matter how hard you try...

Started by Alfred James. Last reply by James Williams Aug 30, 2016. 3 Replies

My plan was to apply two colours to the canvas and work on blending them near the centre. When I stood back to see how it was coming along...where did that come from? No matter how hard you try to make something so abstract that it's unrecognisable, the brain kicks in with a comment like, "Oh, I know what that is."READ MORE

Show & Tell - Abstract Art

Started by Thaneeya McArdle. Last reply by Linda B Aug 27, 2016. 138 Replies

Post your finished Abstract Art here for Show & Tell!Your work can be any size, any medium, as long as it is abstract and as long as it is finished.  There will be a separate thread for works-in-progress, if you want feedback on a piece before it is finished.Please check out the Show & Tell Guidelines before posting here.Be sure to do all of the things below if you are posting your…READ MORE

Tags: tell, show, art, abstract

Acrylic fluid painting

Started by Seema. Last reply by Linda B Aug 27, 2016. 5 Replies

I have been trying to master the technique of swirling acrylic colour around in the canvas like  marbling without success.  I have tried acrylic with flow medium and inks with flow medium but they either do not flow the way I would like or they lose their marbling effect after drying out.  Some have dried with ugly blobs of colour which I didn't want.At this point I do not have any successful fluid art to show so I have not added any.  Does anyone have any tips or suggestin ?READ MORE

Abstract Art Learning Library - Free Online Resources (Websites, Videos, etc)

Started by Thaneeya McArdle. Last reply by Seema Aug 13, 2016. 6 Replies

This thread is dedicated to listing free online resources for learning how to create abstract art! This can include websites and videos, as long as they are free.If you find any online resources about creating abstract art that you would like to share, please post them below.Thanks & Enjoy!READ MORE

Tags: techniques, tips, online, instruction, art

My First Abstract............

Started by Karen Gider. Last reply by Karen Gider Jun 12, 2016. 5 Replies

This is my first ever abstract  , after being confused as to what to paint,I was tweaked by a friend who suggested I should try an abstract ,I gladly obliged.My first attempt left me confused , frustrated and annoyed at my seemingly lack of creativity. I repainted the canvas and turned it into my Jumpled Elephant painting.A new canvas and with a fresh mind , I thought of nothing but how I was feeling , I mixed up colors with my hands and used my fingers instead of brushes , I splattered gold…READ MORE


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