Debora Stewart

Debora Stewart: Abstract Art for the Absolute Beginner

Video Length: 1 Hour 27 Minutes
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Get excited to experiment in abstract art with this video workshop from Debora Stewart.

Let Debora show you how to loosen up and express yourself through these exciting techniques to make powerful paintings. Start by learning to see abstract compositions by using a view finder with a photo reference and sketch out possible compositions. Then follow lessons on color mixing to translate your sketches to exciting color combinations. Complete the video workshop with a final step-by-step pastel painting demonstration that uses all of Debora's techniques together to complete an energetic painting.


In Abstract Art for the Absolute Beginner you will find:

  • Step-by-step instruction on how to paint abstract art
  • Step by step exercises on how to use photos, line drawing and blind contour drawings to spark ideas for abstract art


About Debora Stewart
Debora L. Stewart is an abstract artist working in both pastel and acrylic. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. Her pastels have won awards from Pastel Journal Magazine, International Artist Magazine and the Pastel Society of America. Stewart is represented by galleries in Iowa, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona and California. Her work is in private collections and public including the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Through the years she has developed a unique way of working with pastel and acrylic by combining under painting, value drawing and textured grounds. Debora is a regular instructor with Artists Network University where she teaches an online course in creating abstract pastels. She also teaches workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada.


  1. Introduction
  2. Start with Photos
  3. Start with Drawings
  4. Explore Color Combinations
  5. Full Demo: Underpainting
  6. Full Demo: Develop Color & Value
  7. Full Demo: Final Touches


Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Excellent artist and inspiring teacher

I have watched this DVD many times. Ms. Stewart is an excellent teacher

Tamsen Warren
Debora Stewart: Abstract Art for the Absolute Beginner

Her teaching style is pleasant, patient and clear. She breaks her process down into easy to understand steps. I enjoyed her demonstrations and learned a great d...