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Abstract and Colour Techniques in Painting

Claire Harrigan



ISBN: 9781849940740

Price: £ 12.99

Publication date: 18 April 2013

Category: Practical Art

As the interest in non-representational art grows and artists become more adventurous, this important book helps the reader make the move towards abstract art through the use of colour – the hallmark of Claire Harrigan’s work in mixed media. Fantastically illustrated throughout and with sound technical advice, the book includes stunning finished pieces and step-by-step demonstrations.

The book covers: How to Make the move towards abstract art and semi-abstract art; How to use colour to shape your abstract art; Analysis and selection for abstract art with guidance on simplification, distortion and exaggeration; How to emphasize elements such as line and shape as well as colour; The application of abstraction to a range of subject areas, including still life, flowers, buildings, figures and landscape, and how they evolved from the original inspiration; Choosing and working with different media – acrylic, gouache, watercolour, oil, pastel and collage – and how to combine media. Hardback edition 9780713490558.



Claire Harrigan studied at Glasgow School of Art and is a member of the Scottish Society of Artists and Craftsmen and the Royal Scottish Watercolour Society. She has won several awards for her.&nbsp