This Thursday we'll be painting the urban landscape that we can use to create a dramatic compositions. These examples by Ben Aronson show how this can be acheived, but also how subtle contrasts express distance (atmospheric perspective).
We can see how the lines between abstraction and figuration blur such as in these paintings by Gerhard Richter and Richard Diebenkorn.
I'll be painting in oils for a change this Thursday so that you can see the parallels with acrylic painting. Must remember to prepare a piece of cardboard with a coat of PVA sealant (on each side so that it doesn't warp).