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Abstract Thinking: Create Your Best Art
19 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
How to Defend Your Work
People don't always understand our work, and that is okay. If people are questioning us, we can use it as an opportunity to think about why we do what we do, and to help others learn about something new. In this episode of "Abstract Thinking" Liese answers a question from another artist. As usual, the answer involves how we think about art and how we can keep learning and growing.
8 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
I Don't Care What You Think
How to feel bulletproof against other people's opinions. Now, of course, I am human, and I do care about other people and their opinions, but this episode of "Abstract Thinking" is about getting to a place where my confidence isn't rattled by other people. It is liberating and of course wonderful. Give a listen to find out just what I mean and ideas for how to get there in your art as well.
6 minutes | Feb 20, 2020
Fear. Wonderful Fear
In this episode of "Abstract Thinking" Liese talks about the importance of fear in the creative process. If you notice what you are afraid of, it can help you determine the direction of your art, and think about how you can continue to learn and grow.
18 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
How to Look at Abstract Art
In this episode of "Abstract Thinking" Liese discusses how to look at abstract art for people that are new to looking at abstract art. She provides a method for getting into the paintings, and interpreting the art. This is a great episode to share with your friends and loved ones before dragging them to an art show!
8 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
How Do You Know When to Stop?
One of the questions that I get asked the most is: How do you know when to stop working on a painting? I've answered this question countless times, but the last time I was asked, I finally arrived at the real answer. So, in this episode of "Abstract Thinking" I let you in on my secret- but it may not be what you think. After all, it was a surprise to me!
10 minutes | Jan 10, 2020
In this episode of "Abstract Thinking" Liese gets back to the mic with the wrap up from her art show reception. Her abstract art was in a show with the Rochester Museum of Fine Art in Rochester, NH, and Liese gets back to sharing her journey from planning to the reception- with a little time off in between. liesegauthier.com
14 minutes | Nov 7, 2019
Add Excitement with Gelli Printing
In this episode of "Abstract Thinking" Liese shares her excitement for Gelli Printing. Although she shares some tips and ideas for mono printing with a Gelli Plate, this episode is more about fostering the sense of discovery that creates excitement in your work. Abstract art is a fabulous vehicle for discovery and play. So don't forget to take the time to try something and explore. Hopefully this episode will inspire you to do just that!
12 minutes | Oct 24, 2019
The 2nd Most Important Factor in Getting Work as an Artist
In this episode of "Abstract Thinking", Liese reveals the second most important thing that you can do as an artist to make certain that you are going to get work. Interested?
12 minutes | Oct 10, 2019
First Steps in Painting for a Show
In this episode of "Abstract Thinking" Liese continues taking you on her journey while preparing for a show. She is just in the first stages of creating a series now that she has a color palette and has seen the venue.
13 minutes | Sep 26, 2019
Sharing Your Work
In this episode of "Abstract Thinking" Liese encourages you to get yourself a show, and she discusses some of the crucial things that you learn when putting together a body of work to share with the world.
12 minutes | Sep 11, 2019
Creating a Palette
In this episode of "Abstract Thinking", Liese Gauthier explains how she mixes colors before embarking on a series for a show. Listen along to get ideas on how to make painting easier once your colors are limited.
14 minutes | Jun 6, 2019
Clean Up Your Act
In this episode of "Abstract Thinking", Liese covers the ways that she deals with waste paint and water. Learn how to responsibly clean up and keep plastic out of our water system. You will feel good about yourself!
6 minutes | May 23, 2019
You Can't Go Back
In this episode of "Abstract Thinking", Liese addresses the artist's desire to recreate successful work and why it is ok that we can't go back.
12 minutes | May 9, 2019
In this episode of "Abstract Thinking", Liese touches upon some different types of texture to use in your abstract paintings as well as ways to think about utilizing it.
19 minutes | Apr 11, 2019
What Makes Abstract Art "Good"
In this episode of "Abstract Thinking", Liese discusses what makes abstract art "good". If you are new to abstract art, and you are wondering what makes a piece of abstract work successful, this is a starting point to get you thinking and learning about art. If you are an artist, Liese would love your feedback in creating a conversation about what makes "good" art and how we can communicate what we are doing to others.
10 minutes | Mar 20, 2019
In this episode of "Abstract Thinking" Liese talks about how the 80:20 rule can improve your painting by helping you find out what you want to focus on and create variety in your work.
13 minutes | Mar 7, 2019
Paint To Music Assignment
In this episode of "Abstract Thinking", Liese responds to a question from a listener about how to be inspired by a piece of music when creating abstract art.
12 minutes | Feb 21, 2019
Color Theory: Value
In this episode of "Abstract Thinking", Liese tackles the most important aspect of color theory: value. Listen to this podcast to learn some tricks to help you develop your value skills.
11 minutes | Feb 7, 2019
Color Theory: Saturation
In this episode of "Abstract Thinking", Liese focuses on the importance of saturation in color theory.
8 minutes | Jan 23, 2019
Understanding Color: Hue
In this episode of "Abstract Thinking" Liese begins to tackle color. She breaks down the often overwhelming world of color to help those of you that find color theory difficult to remember. In the next few weeks Liese will cover bite sized pieces to help you gain color confidence.
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