The Messy Studio with Rebecca Crowell

Episode 244: Abstract Painting: Exploring Media

March 14th, 2023  •  41 mins 28 secs  •  Download (57 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Each type of painting media that an abstract artist uses has specific qualities that make it suitable for certain approaches-- and less so for others. As part of your studio practice, it’s important to understand and work with the qualities of different media rather than trying to push against their nature. And it is also exciting to explore outside your typical media to see what each has to offer. Today we’ll look at several media used for abstract painting—oil, acrylic, encaustic, watercolor, and mixed media approaches and touch on the benefits and challenges of each.