Watercolor (from Italian. Aquarello) – means painting with water-based paints.
There are several varieties of watercolor techniques:
dry – painting on dry paper, with drying of each layer of paint before applying the subsequent
raw, wet watercolor, alla prima – painting on raw paper
Alla prima (ala prim) (derived from Italian. Alla prima – at the first moment) is a type of oil and watercolor painting technique that provides for the painting (or its fragment) to be completed in one session, without prior registration and under-painting.
Airbrushing is a technique of painting with an airbrush (in translation, an air brush is a device for thinly spraying paint with compressed air) using a stencil. Continue reading
There is a huge variety of styles and trends in the visual arts. Often they do not have clearly defined boundaries and smoothly pass from one to another, being in continuous development, mixing and counteraction.
Within the framework of one historical artistic style, a new one is always born, and that, in turn, passes into the next, etc. Many styles coexist at the same time and therefore there are no “pure styles” at all.
Abstractionism (from lat. Abstractio – removal, distraction) – the direction of art, abandoned the approximate reality of images of forms in painting and sculpture. One of the goals of abstractionism is to achieve harmony, to create certain color combinations and geometric shapes in order to evoke various associations in the contemplator. The main representatives of abstractionism were: Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973).
Abstract impressionism is the direction of abstract art in which free abstract compositions are created with a large brushstroke. The meaning of the image was to reflect the psychological state of the artist and his character.
Masters of Abstract Impressionism: Jackson Shelves, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Lee Krasner Continue reading