Workshop Videos

Watch video presentations from workshops presented by Julie Schumer.  Learn about abstract painting techniques like preparing and building the painting surface, rhythmic foundation, flux & obliteration.

There are many available drawing tools to make marks with on your painting. Here I show you some of my favorites and how they can be used.

Marks are an important enhancement to your painting. Watch me take a work in progress and focus on creating contrast with marks.

Using rhythm is a great way to start a painting. It adds energy and movement to your work, making it more dynamic.

There are many ways you can use shapes to start a painting. Here I have used 3 geometric shapes as the basis for a start.

Flux and obliteration is a process by which you can create great depth in a painting by alternating layers of marks and paint until you are satisfied with your piece. It's a process of adding and subtracting.