SEARCH PRESS-Painting Abstracts. Clear; challenging and inspiring; this book contains instructions for 65 abstract paintings that you can get to work on straightaway--even with no previous experience. All the basic information relating to picture elements; composition; theme; and design is provided at the start of the book together with an exploration of the meaning of abstract painting and its importance as a means of self-expression and creativity. Rather than providing step-by-step instructions; each of the exercises consists of information on methods; materials; technique; composition; imagery; and structure which all direct you to the finished piece while at the same time encouraging your creativity. Author: Rolina van Vliet. Softcover; 172 pages. Imported.