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Introduction to Artist Oil Paints and Supplies for Abstract Artists

What is Abstract Art?

Abstract art is a visual art form that departs from traditional representations of objects, scenes, or figures. Instead, it explores the use of shapes, forms, colors, and textures to convey emotions, ideas, or concepts. The beauty of abstract art lies in its ability to evoke a wide range of emotions and interpretations from the viewer.

The Role of Oil Paints in Abstract Art

Oil paints have been a popular choice among abstract artists for centuries due to their rich colors, slow drying time, and flexibility. The unique characteristics of oil paints allow artists to experiment with a variety of techniques, from blending and layering to creating textures and bold strokes.

Essential Supplies for Abstract Artists

Oil Paints

Basic Colors

To begin your journey into abstract oil painting, it's essential to have a selection of basic colors in your arsenal. These typically include:

  1. Titanium White or Titanium Buff

  2. Ivory Black

  3. Cadmium Yellow (Light or Medium)

  4. Cadmium Red

  5. Ultramarine Blue ( I also like Cerulean Blue)

  6. Phthalo Green

  7. Raw Sienna