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A Designed Approach to Abstraction

By John Salminen

Format: DVD

SKU# U2386

Join John Salminen AWSdf, NWS as he uses the language of design to build a complex layered abstraction. The design analysis and thinking he uses may be applied to any subject or medium. John begins with simple objects as a springboard to suggest shapes and line. He then launches on a sequence of steps to create intriguing and unpredictable effects all the while using design principles to create a cohesive captivating painting. He floods in warm tones, dry brush blending, scrapes in darks, and masks lines.

He creates a variety of line and edge qualities, careful to always add to the whole. John explains the rationale for each step. He capitalizes on the strengths of watercolor: delicate and subtle middle values. He verbalizes his composition and problem solving strategies and uses the design principles of dominance, texture, linkage, and repetition to bring unity to the painting. John uses a variety of techniques to create interest: salt, dry brush blending, splattering, mouth atomizer, collage, and acrylics.

SKU U2386
Author/Speaker/Editor John Salminen
Shipping This product ships from Creative Catalyst Productions
File/Trim Size 5.5 x 7.5
Format DVD
Runtime 160 minutes

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Great video Review by Alexander

This video on abstract painting is GOOD. John gives great instruction
and reason for steps. Two DVD set is packed with info.
This is only a guide remember to use your talent and creative ability
and you will have some fun. Use DVD set to get going and then
see your art develop.

(Posted on 11/15/2014)

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