Painting abstract landscapes
By Kate Reeve-Edwards and Gareth Edwards
Abstract landscape painting expresses emotion while still capturing the essence of a landscape.
This compelling book explores this suggestive style first developed by Turner. Using the hauntingly-beautiful paintings of Gareth Edwards, it explores the technical, historical and psychological dimensions of Abstract Landscape Painting to help you develop your own skilful and intensely personal approach. It is a unique and exciting book into this under-documented genre.
Learn about how to begin an abstract landscape painting, using chance application
Understand how to ‘manage accidents’ to create innovative pieces of work
Discover the importance of effective composition and how this navigates the viewer’s journey
Determine the importance of the ‘invisible’ elements of painting: the unspoken value of the viewer and the influence of ‘looking’
Reveal how to utilize a convergence
of linear and atmospheric perspective to help your viewer traverse the picture plane
Understand the importance of light, space, colour, and tone in generating evocative paintings
Be more demanding of your surface, using textural techniques and glazing to achieve professional production values
This book is due to be published by The Crowood Press later on this year. Although we are not yet ready to start receiving pre-orders, I would love to stay in touch with those who are interested in purchasing the book. To register your interest in the book and receive exclusive updates via email, please submit your information in the form below.