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Brian Ryder - 01:58:00

Archives - Beyond Realism with Bryan Ryder

This video introduces the painting techniques and compositional approaches that will help you to develop your art beyond the purely representational, and move on to bolder semi-abstract or even abstract styles of work.
Understand the stages of how a painting can develop from photographs through preliminary sketches, painting in watercolour, painting in oil and finally combining all mediums in a finished abstract painting of a ‘Norfolk Poppyfield’. Brian thoroughly discusses his approach to abstract painting and invites you to share your ‘initial’ thoughts both before and after you have completed the video.

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