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Versa-Tile Workshop Create Great Abstract Works

Working on a smaller scale allows our artists to create a series of works that is easy to display. Each “Tile” is a wonderful work in its own right, but when you display the Tiles with magnets and then on hanging metal, it all comes...

Introducing Versa-Tiles: A Great New Way To Create And Display Art

Welcome to a brand new way to think about and create abstract art, figurative art, landscapes, symbolic art and many other approaches to create art.  Welcome to Versa-Tile !  Our motto is to WORK SMALL….THINK BIG !! Versa-Tile is based on the idea that one work...

Introducing Versa-Tiles: A Great New Way To Create And Display Art

Welcome to a brand new way to think about and create abstract art, figurative art, landscapes, and many other approaches to art. Welcome to Versa-Tile. Versa-Tile is based on the idea that one work of art can be nicely combined with another work of art to create a...

Introducing Versa-Tiles: A Great New Way To Create And Display Art

Welcome to a brand new way to think about and create abstract art, figurative art, landscapes, word expressions, and many other approaches to art. Welcome to Versa-Tile ! THINK BIG….WORK SMALL is our theme. Versa-Tile gives you the ability to create art that...

Painting without Brushes: A New Frontier

Last week ( end of July 2016 ) we had a fantastic workshop here in Sacramento, CA that explored the idea of painting without brushes in an in-depth manner that was very exciting.  Our workshop participants were truly interested in “thinking outside the...

Learning To Paint Without Brushes

Abstract art is probably the most flexible art form of all.  The primary goal of abstract art is to create a world of imagination. A world of imagination with free flowing color that twists and turns until a a moment of “ah ha” is reached.  A moment where...

Being Patient When Working In Mixed Media

When working with mixed media in The New Action Art style of abstract art, you must always be somewhat like a child and stand back and just observe the wonderment of different media melding together to create effects that will surprise and delight you. And if you have...

” Revisiting ‘When to Stop’ “

We’ve discussed it many times and we will probably continue to discuss it for a long time to come.  It is the fundamental question for doing The New Action Art, abstract art, and most art styles.  And that fundamental question is :  ‘when should I stop?...

Applying Paint And Ink In Creative Ways

Applying paint to a canvas with a brush has always been the first technique most artists think about when they want to create an image. As we have seen in various videos on the Members page ,  that is just one option when creating abstract art using the various...

Combining Acrylic Ink and Pebeo Paint

As you have probably seen in previous New Action Art videos, I have shown you how to use Pebeo ( the turpentine based drip paint) in Phase 2.  Pebeo does amazing organic movements and patterns on the canvas.  The result is a whole additional level of dimension to the...

Letting Yourself Go : The Secret To Innovative Abstract Art

Well, the holiday season is over and we begin 2016. I’m sure many of us “let ourselves go” and over indulged in having a good time. While letting our bodies “go” with weight gain and the rest of the consequences of merriment presents a...

Workshop Chemistry

Teaching a New Action Art Workshop in Sacramento or the Bay Area is truly a fun experience. I get to see first time artists and experienced artists alike experience do art horizontally , as well as seeing them use materials they have never used before. The level of...

Abstract Therapy

With The New Action Art process, it is essential to be ready to let go emotionally by letting the color flow and the paint move on the canvas. But this letting go is not a sure thing. Many artists that I have met that are primarily involved with other styles of art...

” Abstract Geometry By Meriel”

I’ve been working on bringing shapes and lines into some of my paintings. A lot of people have stencils and other tools designed to make shapes. I probably do, too, but I have no idea where they will be! So I looked around to see what else I could use. I do have...

“Reaching The Bottom”

Reach into the bottom of the one ounce acrylic ink bottle and come up with random shapes. What I mean is when you get to the bottom of the acrylic ink bottle and all the liquid is gone,there is still a lot of pigment coating the bottom. Take a stick (a drink stirrer...