Abstract Surrealism Art

Blog posts featuring Abstract Surrealism art.


Six (6) Faces
The following artworks are pen, marker & watercolor drawings of 6 abstract faces. Vibrant and unique color combinations are used with energetic line work to create stunning visual representations of a recognizable image; the human face. The drawings experiment with shadows and highlights, thin black and white lines for accentuation, and stark vs. chaotic backgrounds. The eyes are also varied and soulful. Each fantastical portrait drawing is approximately 9"x12".Fantastical Portraits in Color, Six (6) Faces Fantastical Portraits in Color, Six (6) Faces

Fantastical Portraits in Color, Six (6) Faces


Sugar Skulls
The following sugar skulls were painted as decorations for a Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) party. Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that focuses on remembering loved ones who have died. The traditional sugar skull paintings are approximately 18" x 24", and were created with spray paint, markers, paint pens and acrylics on newsprint. A variety of decorative styles were used to cover the skulls in color, ranging from metallic geometric patterns to flowing pastel flowers. The skulls are a festive reminder to appreciate the good in those who have passed.Sugar Skulls for Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls for Day of the DeadSugar Skulls Sugar Skulls

Sugar Skulls for Day of the Dead


100 Abstracts - Collage of Artwork by Michael D. Edens
Photo collage of 100 Abstracts; artwork by Michael D. Edens over a period of about 15 years. The abstract artworks were created in a variety of styles and mediums including paints, charcoal & pastels, pen & ink and digital. Styles include abstract impressionism, expressionism, surrealism and blends of expressive techniques. The drawings and paintings range in size from a few inches to several meters.100 Abstracts - Collage of Artwork by Michael D. Edens 100 Abstracts - Collage of Artwork by Michael D. Edens

100 Abstracts – Collage of Artwork by Michael D. Edens



Falling Apart (process) - Abstract Art 1
This is an original abstract artwork entitled "Falling Apart (process)". The artwork is approximately 4' x 5', and was created with a mix of acrylic paint, spray paint, charcoal, chalk, and pastels in 2012. Small photographs are aligned in a row below the artwork, documenting the painting process over the course of about an hour per image until the final artwork was complete.Falling Apart (process) - Abstract Art

Falling Apart (process) – Abstract Art


Untitled Abstract Art
The following abstract artwork is "Untitled". The size is approximately 5'x6', created with a mix of charcoal and acrylic paints. I thought for a few minutes between each brush stroke. I paced myself, letting the next action flow naturally rather than forcing a preconceived idea of what I wanted to paint. If nothing came to mind, I didn't paint. After a while, nothing called me to put more paint on the paper. So I took a picture and set it aside.I like the way the painting keeps my eye moving through it... searching.

Untitled Abstract Art






Yellow Eyes | Abstract Portrait Painting and Drawing of a Girl 1
The following drawings of faces are a series of abstract portraits of women and girls. The 9"x12" artworks were created with a variety of mediums, including watercolors, colored pencils, oil pastels, pens, markers, acrylics, and paint pens.Blue Woman | Abstract Portrait Blue Woman 9"x12"Lips | Abstract Portrait of a Woman Lips 9"x12"Hair | Abstract Drawing and Painting of a Woman Hair 9"x12"Lightning | Abstract Portrait Painting of a Girl Lightning 9"x12"Toof | Abstract Portrait Drawing of a Little Girl Toof 9"x12"Red Woman Glare | Abstract Portrait Drawing Red Woman Glare 9"x12"Yellow Eyes | Abstract Portrait Painting and Drawing of a Girl Yellow Eyes 9"x12"

Abstract Portraits of Women and Girls



Drawing of a Sad Girl 1
The following drawings of sad faces are abstract portraits of girls with different types of grief. The 9"x12" artworks were created with colored pencils, pens, markers, oil pastels, watercolors, and acrylics.Drawing of a Grieving Girl Drawing of a Grieving Girl 9"x12"Drawing of a Depressed Girl Drawing of a Depressed Girl 9"x12"Drawing of a Melancholy Girl Drawing of a Melancholy Girl 9"x12"Drawing of a Sad Girl Drawing of a Sad Girl 9"x12"

Sad Faces | Abstract Portraits of Girls with Grief









Uneasy Self-Portrait - Michael D. Edens 1
These are two self-portraits of/by artist Michael D. Edens. The 9"x12" artworks were drawn and painted in 2011 with a variety of mediums. The first self-portrait, entitled "Self-Portrait", was drawn with pens, oil pastels, paint pens, watercolors, and gouache. The second self-portrait, entitled "Uneasy Self-Portrait", was drawn with colored pencils, oil pastels, and watercolors.Unique layering and coloring techniques were used in each self-portrait in order to create interesting visual styles. For example, watercolors are painted over naturally repelling oil pastels to create an uneasy imbalance of organically flowing swirls and pooling colors amidst irrepressible lines.Self-Portrait - Michael D. EdensUneasy Self-Portrait - Michael D. EdensRelated Artwork This is a previous 9"x12" self-portrait created as part of the Rainbow Color Portraits – Series 1.Michael D. Edens Self-Portrait - Rainbow Color Portraits - Series 1

Self-Portraits, Spring 2011 | Michael D. Edens


Portrait of a Man with Glasses
This is a portrait of a man with glasses. The 9"x12" portrait artwork was drawn in 2011 with a variety of mediums, including colored pencils, pens, oil pastels, paint pens, watercolors, gouache, and acrylics. The man was sketched with colored pencils, and layers of other dry and wet mediums were applied in layers. The intense and expressive lines meander throughout the artwork, creating a wholly connected portrait from foreground to background, top to bottom, and side to side. The use of unique shapes, gradients, and vivid and muted color combinations help to convey a sense of whimsical creativity and imagination surrounding and emanating from the man.Portrait of a Man with Glasses

Portrait of a Man with Glasses


Abstract Art Face
This is an abstract drawing and painting of a face. The 9"x12" abstract art was created in 2011 with a variety of mediums, including paint pens, colored pencils, crayons, watercolors, acrylics, oil pastels, markers, pens, and gouache. Expressive application of vibrant colors, meandering lines, and layered white space mix to create a determined facial expression forming on the paper.Abstract Art Face

Abstract Art Face



Drawing of a Rose 2
The following artwork is a drawing of a rose. The rose drawing is approximately 8"x11". Mediums used include oil pastels, pens, gouache, paint pens, watercolors, and markers.I started with a single color outline of the rose with pen, and filled in values with grey tone markers. Next I added watercolor to the rose, and let that dry. This was followed by additional colored pen details, paint pens, and oil pastels. White gouache was used for highlights.Drawing of a Rose

Drawing of a Rose


Thompson Submachine Gun Drawing | Gun Art Series 1
Gun Art Series 1 includes paintings and drawings of guns created with a variety of colorful mediums, including pens, markers, paint pens, gouache, watercolors, oil pastels, and colored pencils. Each gun artwork is 4"x6", about the size of a postcard or note card. Various matte and glossy varnishes were applied after digitally scanning the artworks in order to further accentuate the guns from the backgrounds.The guns included in Gun Art Series 1 are: M4 Carbine, LeMat Revolver, Mossberg 500 Shotgun, Desert Eagle Pistol, Heckler & Koch MP5 Submachine Gun, M1 Garand Rifle, Thompson Submachine Gun, Glock Safe Action Pistol, and AK-47 Assault Rifle.M4 Carbine Drawing | Gun Art Series 1 M4 Carbine Drawing Gun Art Series 1 4"x6"LeMat Revolver Drawing | Gun Art Series 1 LeMat Revolver Drawing Gun Art Series 1 4"x6"Mossberg 500 Shotgun Drawing | Gun Art Series 1 Mossberg 500 Shotgun Drawing Gun Art Series 1 4"x6"Desert Eagle Pistol Drawing | Gun Art Series 1 Desert Eagle Pistol Drawing Gun Art Series 1 4"x6"Heckler & Koch MP5 Submachine Gun Drawing | Gun Art Series 1 Heckler & Koch MP5 Submachine Gun Drawing Gun Art Series 1 4"x6"M1 Garand Rifle Drawing | Gun Art Series 1 M1 Garand Rifle Drawing Gun Art Series 1 4"x6"Thompson Submachine Gun Drawing | Gun Art Series 1 Thompson Submachine Gun Drawing Gun Art Series 1 4"x6"Glock Safe Action Pistol Drawing | Gun Art Series 1 Glock Safe Action Pistol Drawing Gun Art Series 1 4"x6"AK-47 Assault Rifle Drawing | Gun Art Series 1 AK-47 Assault Rifle Drawing Gun Art Series 1 4"x6"

Drawings of Guns | Gun Art Series 1


Drawing and Painting of an Abstract Demon Face 08 1
The following artworks are drawings and paintings of abstract demon faces. The expressive demons were created in 2010 on a variety of papers and sizes with a variety of mediums, including pens, watercolors, paint pens, oil pastels, acrylic paints, markers, crayons, and colored pencils.I think the creative development process is interesting. I feel as though the faces want to see me seeing them, like I am a witness to their turmoil and struggle for peace.Drawing and Painting of an Abstract Demon Face 01 Demon 01 Abstract Demon Faces - Series 1 9"x12"Drawing and Painting of an Abstract Demon Face 02 Demon 02 Abstract Demon Faces - Series 1 9"x12"Drawing and Painting of an Abstract Demon Face 03 Demon 03 Abstract Demon Faces - Series 1 9"x12"Drawing and Painting of an Abstract Demon Face 04 Demon 04 Abstract Demon Faces - Series 1 9"x12"Painting and Drawing of an Abstract Demon Face 05 Demon 05 Abstract Demon Faces - Series 1 9"x12"Painting and Drawing of an Abstract Demon Face 06 Demon 06 Abstract Demon Faces - Series 1 9"x12"Drawing and Painting of an Abstract Demon Face 07 Demon 07 Abstract Demon Faces - Series 1 11"x14"Drawing and Painting of an Abstract Demon Face 08 Demon 08 Abstract Demon Faces - Series 1 9"x12"

Abstract Demons and Faces | Drawings and Paintings



Hair 1 - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 1
The following abstract portraits and faces are part of a series of artworks, consisting of drawings and paintings from 2009. I experienced an extended period of personal sadness and frustration, with art as my outlet. The abstract art was created with a variety of mediums, including pens, ink, paint pens, acrylics, watercolors, markers, oil pastels, and colored pencils. Paper sizes, shapes, and weights vary from artwork to artwork, but the theme of "faces" is consistent.Albeit these expressions are of my discomfort, I drew strength from many places, including valued attention and support from individuals online around the world.Thank you for your validation and encouragement of my work, kind comments, and for sharing your inspiring art. I appreciate all that you have provided, I wish for you the best that life has to offer, and good luck with your artistic pursuits!Also available for viewing: Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series - Part 2 of 3 Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series - Part 3 of 3Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series - Part 1 of 3Purple 1 - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Purple 1 Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 9"x12"Future - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Future Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 11"x14"Pink - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Pink Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 8"x13"Void - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Void Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 11"x14"Fear - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Fear Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 11"x14"Sun - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Sun Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 11"x14"Hair 1 - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Hair 1 Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 12"x9"Black White and Blue - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Black White and Blue Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 11"x14"Also available for viewing: Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series - Part 2 of 3 Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series - Part 3 of 3

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Yellow - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 2
The following abstract portraits and faces are part of a series of artworks, consisting of drawings and paintings from a time of personal sadness and frustration in 2009. Mediums used include pens, ink, paint pens, acrylics, watercolors, markers, oil pastels, colored pencils, and a variety of paper sizes, weights, and shapes.Also available for viewing: Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series - Part 1 of 3 Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series - Part 3 of 3Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series - Part 2 of 3Heat - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Heat Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 14"x11"Organism - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Organism Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 11"x14"Breath - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Breath Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 14"x22"Purple 2 - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Purple 2 Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 8"x13"Green 1 - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Green 1 Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 11"x14"Yellow - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Yellow Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 14"x20"Dud - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Dud Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 11"x14"Fly - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Fly Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 9"x12"Also available for viewing: Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series - Part 1 of 3 Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series - Part 3 of 3

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Thorns - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 1
The following abstract portraits and faces are part of a series of artworks, consisting of drawings and paintings from a time of personal sadness and frustration in 2009. Mediums used include pens, ink, paint pens, acrylics, watercolors, markers, oil pastels, colored pencils, and a variety of paper sizes, weights, and shapes.This is last part of a series of artworks, consisting of drawings and paintings depicting abstract portraits and faces from a time of personal sadness and frustration in 2009. A variety of mediums used to create the abstract art include pens, ink, paint pens, acrylic, watercolors, markers, oil pastels, colored pencils, and various paper sizes, shapes, and weights. Thank you for viewing the series of abstract artworks.Also available for viewing: Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series - Part 1 of 3 Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series - Part 2 of 3Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series - Part 3 of 3Hide - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Hide Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 11"x14"Hair 2 - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Hair 2 Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 20"x14"Camouflage - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Camouflage Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 9"x12"Angrierierier - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Angrierierier Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 14"x20"Gaunt - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Gaunt Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 8"x13"Poker - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Poker Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 14"x20"Thorns - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Thorns Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 14"x22"Pillow - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series Pillow Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series 8"x13"Also available for viewing: Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series - Part 1 of 3 Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series - Part 2 of 3

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