.Art is a source of great enchantment

.The need for art is as basic as the need for bread, perhaps even more so

.Without bread, one dies of hunger. But without art, one dies of boredom


Reality lies in the essence of things and not their external forms. Hence, it is impossible for anyone to produce anything real

.by imitation the external form of an object. Simplicity is not an objective in art,

but one nevertheless arrives at simplicity by approaching the true meaning of things

!Do not forget that you are an artist! Do not lose courage, fear nothing and you will be successful

.Create like a God, command like a king, and work like a slave

What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things . . . it is impossible for anyone

to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface 


Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw wel

  that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors, 

  . and that you be a true poet

      .  This last is essential

 In Wassily Kandinsky words 

.A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art

Paul Cezanne  

.The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality

.Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it

Gustave Courbet 

.The object is not to do paint life. The object is to make painting come alive


.Observing nature is part of an artist's life

,It heightens his knowledge of form, enables him to preserve his freshness

.spares him from having to work from formulas alone, and provides him with sources of inspiration


.Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul

Edvard Munch  

.My drawing is the direct and purest translation of my emotion

.Art imitates nature. By virtue of creative action, a work of art takes on living quality

.Thus, the work will appear fruitful and endowed with that same internal energy and vibrant beauty

that can be seen in works of  nature

Pablo Picasso

 .The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls *

 Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun *

.Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working  *

 .All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up *


How to Tell Good Abstract Art from Bad

By Nicole Tinkham

What to look for in “good” abstract art? 

1. Consistency
This refers to the consistency within a painting as well as the consistency of an artist’s portfolio.

If a portfolio is all over the place with a few stunning pieces mixed  with low quality work,

the artist is either still developing or doesn’t quite know what they’re doing.

Same goes for within a single painting.

The flow must be consistent   from one side of the painting to the other with planned and precise strokes. 

2. Color
Colors that don’t mesh well together are a dead giveaway that the artist isn’t a professional

unless of course it’s done deliberately in which case it has to be obvious. 

3. Texture
Most of the time, good abstract art is compiled of layers.

There’s typically and underpainting and these layers often create texture. 

4. Meaning
All great art has some sort of meaning behind it.

Some type of emotion, whether positive or negative gets thrown onto the canvas.

There’s thought and planning put into it. You’ll know when an abstract piece is done at random. It lacks personality. 

5. Complexity
As an artist completes more and more pieces, they grow and learn new techniques, which is evident in their work.

In contrast to what you may think about abstract art,

the techniques used in this style (by a professional) cannot be easily replicated. 

6. Comfort
Uncomfortable paint strokes will tell you right away that the artist is an amateur.

Experienced artists are confident and produce every mark with intention.

Paint splatters may look random but they’re put there for a reason.


Abstract landscape

Article written by Jaison Cianelli © CianelliStudios.com

Abstract landscape are both abstract and a landscape. This method of painting can involve

a great deal of creative expression either by altering scenery that exists

in real life or by creating an imagined setting.

 The abstraction can be done without any symbolic significance or the abstraction

can represent an idea and express the artists' inner emotions and feelings.

Abstract landscape paintings are intentionally different from what exists in real life.

The artist has freedom to use an unrealistic color palette, exaggerate forms, and use details and texture

that express just about anything the artist is feeling.

Abstract landscape paintings can offer the viewer another way of seeing the natural environment.

Some artists abstract the landscape by breaking it down into simple colors and shapes.

Others go so far as to try and express the energy of life and nature.

An abstract landscape painting can also communicate a sense of human emotion using the earth, air, fire, and water elements.

Because an abstract landscape paintings utilizes characteristics from the abstract art movement

it is not uncommon to find unusual materials in the painting.

For example an artist can add sea shells, a leaf, sand, string, and many other materials.

These paintings often have visual or tactile texture.

The artist can also emphasize qualities of light in different ways by using iridescent or metallic paint.

Expressing the creative mind and spirit, abstract landscape paintings display an interwoven connection with man and nature.

While the abstract landscape artist seeks to create a composition that is different and unique,

there is always a subtle familiarity.

It is this intrigue of strange and familiar that can capture the viewers attention and allow for a variety of interpretations.

Because abstract landscape paintings share a sense of personal expression

with relation to the environment , the creation of a painting can be very soulful and connected with the individual.