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: 486
Latest Activity: Aug 28, 2019


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

Green Rose

Started by Richard Giordano Aug 28, 2019. 0 Replies

This was done in SketchBook on my iPhone. I used a stylus pen to create this from my imagination while on the way to/from work. It is one of my first digital attempts and wanted to share this with you and see if you have any honest feedback?READ MORE

where to begin your abstract design

Started by Beverly Burrows. Last reply by Beverly Burrows Apr 14, 2019. 3 Replies

I begin with sheer fabrics that I like and cut random shapes out of a piece.  I glue those around my canvas with Novaplex.  It's tough and you can really smooth out a piece of fabric with it. Then I sometimes do an overall wash of a particular range of one color.  Blues, or yellows, or whatever. Then I begin to darken some areas which creates my values.  The midtones are already there and the lights are created by adding the darks.  Sometimes I may lighten more areas either with alcohol…READ MORE

Getting ready to enter this in a show.

Started by William F. Martin. Last reply by R L Oliver Feb 2, 2019. 3 Replies

This painting may be considered more surrealistic, than abstract, but I believe it still exhibits some abstract characteristics.  I am getting ready to enter this, as well as 2 other paintings (that are NOT abstract) in a local are competition.I call it "Clank".  It is a 16" x 20" oil on canvas panel.I enjoyed creating this one!READ MORE

pointers into how to progress in my abstract art

Started by Stanton M Frey. Last reply by Stanton M Frey Feb 1, 2019. 10 Replies


how do people 'name' their art work?!

Started by Denise Donoghue. Last reply by Stanton M Frey Jan 25, 2019. 3 Replies

SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveREAD MORE

Tags: #inspirationfortitles

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

Started by Thaneeya McArdle. Last reply by Denise Fletcher Jan 5, 2019. 7 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

Birdie Boo

Started by Barbara Cullen. Last reply by Barbara Cullen Oct 20, 2018. 2 Replies


Tags: Abstract

abstact art

Started by Peggy Stokes. Last reply by R L Oliver Jul 8, 2018. 2 Replies

I have been creating abstracts for a few yrs now with alcohol ink..I am always willing to shareREAD MORE

Psychedelic Geos

Started by Judith M Mosley. Last reply by Judith M Mosley Mar 22, 2018. 2 Replies


Tags: Markers, Colorful, Shapes

Non-objective painting

Started by James Kennedy. Last reply by R L Oliver Jan 13, 2018. 4 Replies

Is there such a thing as non-objective art? I am no art historian but I understand that Picasso said no to this question. I am a beginning painter but I think art can be non-objective. But who I am I disagree with Picasso?! The painting displayed here seems to have simply fallen onto the wooden gessoed box. I hope you enjoy it.READ MORE

Tags: art, non-objective


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