Listen to abstract pastelist Debora Stewart talk about her inspiration, her methods, her techniques, and her art. Art Talks with Bruce Carter, WVIK, Augustana Public Radio, Augustana College, Rock Island IL. Listen to the March 28th interview here.
✱ "Abstract Expressionist value expression over perfection, vitality over finish, fluctuation over repose, the unknown over the known, the veiled over the clear, the individual over society, and the inner over the outer."William C. Seitz
✱ Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques, by Vicky Perry (2005) ✱ The Elements of Color, by Johannes Itten (1970) ✱ 50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship, by Salvador Dali (1948) ✱ Interaction of Color: New Complete Edition, by Josef Albers (reprinted 2009) ✱ Painting Abstracts: Ideas, Projects and Techniques, by Rolina van Vliet (2008) ✱ Confident Color: An Artist's Guide To Harmony, Contrast And Unity, by Nita Leland (2008) ✱ Trust the Process: An Artist's Guide to Letting Go, by Shaun McNiff (1998) ✱ Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, by David Bayles and Ted Orland (2001)
abstract [ad. Latin abstract-us drawn away, f. abs off, away + tractus, pa. pple. of trahre to draw.] 1. Drawn, derived, extracted. Obsolete. 2. Withdrawn, drawn away, removed, separate; 3. Withdrawn from the contemplation of present objects; 4. a. Withdrawn or separated from matter, from material embodiment, from practice, or from particular examples. Opposed to concrete; b. Ideal; c. Abstruse; d. In the fine arts, characterized by lack of or freedom from representational qualities. [first use this context: Dec. 1915Forum (N.Y.)]
Our WHAPS Logo Art
from left to right: ✱ Fremont petroglyph, Wyoming, USA ✱ Mayan fresco, Bonampak, Chiapas, Mexico ✱ Portion of medieval illuminated manuscript, France ✱ Haida art, British Columbia, Canada ✱ Mola, San Blas Islands, Panama ✱ Roberto Matta (Chilean artist), Jazz Band, 1973 ✱ Jackson Pollock, Out of the Web, 1949