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Tree House (Abstract Motif with Birch Bark on Wood Panel)
By Allyson Levy
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract encaustic painting with assorted neutral toned birch bark on wood panel 26 x 24.5 inches This modern abstract encaustic painting by Allyson Levy is made with assorted beig...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Organic Material, Mixed Media, Encaustic, Wood Panel

Poppy Pods in Red (Abstract Encaustic Painting on Panel of Poppy Pods on Red)
By Allyson Levy
Located in Hudson, NY
Poppy Pods in Red, 2018 48" X 24" (vertical) 24" x 48" (horizontal) This long, rectangular, modern, abstract encaustic painting by Allyson Levy is made with assorted brown and beig...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Organic Material, Mixed Media, Encaustic, Wood Panel

Untitled Ash 1 (Abstract Mixed Media Painting on Panel in a Neutral Palette)
By Allyson Levy
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract encaustic painting with dark brown and beige ash keys against a light orange, peach background 24 x 24 x 1.5 inches This modern abstract encaustic painting by Allyson Levy...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Wood Panel, Organic Material, Mixed Media, Encaustic

Untitled Ash 4 (Abstract Mixed Media Painting on Panel in a Neutral Palette)
By Allyson Levy
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract encaustic painting with dark brown and beige ash keys against a light orange, peach background 24 x 24 x 1.5 inches This modern abstract encaustic painting by Allyson Levy...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Organic Material, Mixed Media, Encaustic, Wood Panel

Untitled Ash 2 (Abstract Mixed Media Painting on Panel in a Neutral Palette)
By Allyson Levy
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract encaustic painting with dark brown and beige ash keys against a light orange, peach background 24 x 24 x 1.5 inches This modern abstract encaustic painting by Allyson Levy...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Organic Material, Mixed Media, Encaustic, Wood Panel

Untitled Ash 3 (Abstract Mixed Media Painting on Panel in a Neutral Palette)
By Allyson Levy
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract encaustic painting with dark brown and beige ash keys against a light orange background 24 x 24 x 1.5 inches This modern abstract encaustic painting by Allyson Levy is mad...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Mixed Media, Encaustic, Wood Panel, Organic Material

Safflower: Abstract Blood Orange Encaustic Painting on Panel with Saffron Fibers
By Allyson Levy
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract mixed media encaustic painting, blood orange encaustic with dark red saffron fibers on wood panel 14 x 14 x 1.5 inches, ready to hang as is Sturdy d-ring is on the back for...
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2010s Modern Abstract Paintings

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Organic Material, Mixed Media, Encaustic, Wood Panel

Euphorbic 8 (Square White Encaustic Painting with Beige Spurge Leaves on Wood)
By Allyson Levy
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract encaustic painting on panel of beige spurge leaves in a decorative arrangement on white 14 x 14 inches This modern abstract encaustic painting by Allyson Levy is made with...
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2010s Modern Abstract Paintings

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Organic Material, Mixed Media, Encaustic, Wood Panel

Cynara Shine: Abstract Citron Yellow Encaustic Painting on Panel with Thistles
By Allyson Levy
Located in Hudson, NY
Cynara Shine, 2018 Abstract Mixed Media Encaustic cynara and encaustic on panel 16 1/2" X 16" This modern abstract encaustic painting by Allyson Levy is made with assorted cynara e...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Organic Material, Mixed Media, Encaustic, Wood Panel

Cacophony 2 (Blue Abstract Motif of Butterfly Wings and Encaustic on Panel)
By Allyson Levy
Located in Hudson, NY
Contemporary abstract blue encaustic painting on panel made with butterfly wings and natural material Cacophony 2, 2017 12 x 12 inches on wood panel Butterfly wings and blue encausti...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Organic Material, Mixed Media, Encaustic, Wood Panel

'Habitat', Mixed Media, Abstract Painting, Glass on Wood Panel Quadriptych
By Madonna Phillips
Located in Purchase, NY
Habitat is a quadriptych measuring 60" x 60" priced for all four pieces at $17,500. Individual pieces can be purchased measuring 30" x 30" for $4600. These are about our environment...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Mixed Media, Glass, Wood

"Teschio Tropicale" by Enzio Wenk, 2019 - Acrylic on Canvas, Neo-Expressionism
By Enzio Wenk
Located in Bresso, IT
Translated title: "Tropical skull". Acrylic on canvas. It features a lacquered wooden frame with brass studs.
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Brass

"Abstract" Jackson Pollock Style Mid Century Modern Oil Painting on Wood Framed
By Purvis Young
Located in New York, NY
A strong Mid Century piece composed in the 1960's by Purvis Young. Comes displayed in the original Mid Centruy modern wood frame with hanging wire on verso. A stunning piece done in ...
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1960s Abstract Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Wood

Abstract Painting on Wood - The Knot (2)
By Miguel Martinez-Riddle
Located in Troy, NY
This painting on wood panel combines abstract and geometric styles. Based on a grid composition, the artist disguises it with movement and brilliant colors, including lavender, teal,...
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Early 2000s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

Abstract Painting on Wood -- Tigers Home
By George Simmons
Located in Troy, NY
This work features unique brushstrokes of various bright colors. Goldenrod yellow, a bright apple green, deep black, and Alizarin crimson come together to create a symphony of intent...
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Early 2000s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Wood, Acrylic, Board

Mixed Media Abstract Painting on Wood, 1984
By Hugh Wiley
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1984 cement, paint, metal, and paper mixed media abstract mounted to wood panel is by Northern California artist Hugh Wiley (1922-2013). Wiley studied at the Pennsylvania Acade...
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1980s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Cement, Metal

Untitled (Haiku), red abstract painting on wood panel
By Mahmoud Hamadani
Located in New York, NY
Acrylic on panel.
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

Uniqua, blue and orange geometric abstract painting on wood panel
By Jim Napierala
Located in New York, NY
Flashe, aluminum leaf and acrylic on wood panel. Unframed. Jim Napierala is a New York Based Artist. He was born in Buffalo NY and studied Sculpture and Art History at SUNY Buffalo ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

Layers by Ron Piller - Contemporary colorful Abstract painting on wood
Located in DE
Thirty pigeon holes Ron Piller is a beautiful, contemporary painting with a mix of mediums: Acrylic, Gloss Medium Varnish on Canvas. It's strong colors and geometry with white, red a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic, Wood Panel, Graphite

Daddio Jr., purple and green geometric abstract painting on wood panel
By Jim Napierala
Located in New York, NY
Flashe, aluminum leaf and acrylic on wood panel. Unframed. Jim Napierala is a New York Based Artist. He was born in Buffalo NY and studied Sculpture and Art History at SUNY Buffalo ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

Sun and Light by Katharina Husslein - Four abstract paintings on wood
By Katharina Husslein
Located in DE
Artist: Katharina Husslein Title: Sun and Light Materials: Acrylics, ink, pigments on canvas Size: 4 paintings each 40 x 40 cm 2019 _____________________________________________...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Wood, Acrylic

Edna Million, red and beige geometric abstract painting on wood panel
By Jim Napierala
Located in New York, NY
Flashe, aluminum leaf and acrylic on wood panel. Unframed. Jim Napierala is a New York Based Artist. He was born in Buffalo NY and studied Sculpture and Art History at SUNY Buffalo ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

Dr. Love, yellow and purple geometric abstract painting on wood panel
By Jim Napierala
Located in New York, NY
Flashe, aluminum leaf and acrylic on wood panel. Unframed. Jim Napierala is a New York Based Artist. He was born in Buffalo NY and studied Sculpture and Art History at SUNY Buffalo ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

Black Dutch, yellow and black geometric abstract painting on wood panel
By Jim Napierala
Located in New York, NY
Flashe, aluminum leaf and acrylic on wood panel. Unframed. Jim Napierala is a New York Based Artist. He was born in Buffalo NY and studied Sculpture and Art History at SUNY Buffalo ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

Dickie Trey, green and red geometric abstract painting on wood panel
By Jim Napierala
Located in New York, NY
Flashe, aluminum leaf and acrylic on wood panel. Unframed. Jim Napierala is a New York Based Artist. He was born in Buffalo NY and studied Sculpture and Art History at SUNY Buffalo ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

Maeve D'Arcy "pies and thighs" -- Abstract Painting on Wood Panel
By Maeve D'Arcy
Located in New York, NY
Maeve D'Arcy pies and thighs, 2019 acrylic on panel 16 x 20 in. This contemporary abstract painting on wood panel is composed of tiny blue lines and dots that form organic, irregula...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Panel

Buy Me a Bicycle (Small Blue & Green Gestural Abstract Painting on Wood Panel)
By James O'Shea
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract painting in green & blue tones encaustic on wood panel 12 x 12 x 2.5 inches James O'Shea has been praised for years for his work as a colorist, producing layer upon layer o...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Encaustic, Wood Panel

Sam Therapy, black and white geometric abstract painting on wood panel, neutral
By Jim Napierala
Located in New York, NY
Flashe, aluminum leaf and acrylic on wood panel. Unframed. Jim Napierala is a New York Based Artist. He was born in Buffalo NY and studied Sculpture and Art History at SUNY Buffalo ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

The Problem Queen, red and orange geometric abstract painting on wood panel
By Jim Napierala
Located in New York, NY
Flashe, aluminum leaf and acrylic on wood panel. Unframed. Jim Napierala is a New York Based Artist. He was born in Buffalo NY and studied Sculpture and Art History at SUNY Buffalo ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

Fate is the Wheel, green and white geometric abstract painting on wood panel
By Jim Napierala
Located in New York, NY
Flashe, aluminum leaf and acrylic on wood panel. Unframed. Jim Napierala is a New York Based Artist. He was born in Buffalo NY and studied Sculpture and Art History at SUNY Buffalo ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

On Spear Woods, Abstract Oil Painting
By Ronda Waiksnis
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />"How lucky we are to enjoy a beautiful day in mother nature," says artist Ronda Waiksnis. A sweeping blue sky with wispy clouds spans towards the far horizon....
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

"Some Spain" (Neutral, Graphic, Bold, Abstract Painting on Wood, 120cm x 70,5cm)
By Nicholas Evans
Located in Paris, IDF
SOME SPAIN 2021 Paris, France Graphically bold, yet cerebral, this textured, abstract piece offers a rich color palette. Painted using oil, acrylic and plaster, and executed on an ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Plaster, Wood, Found Objects, Oil, Acrylic

Dr. Yin and Mr. Yang, green and orange geometric abstract painting on wood panel
By Jim Napierala
Located in New York, NY
Flashe, aluminum leaf and acrylic on wood panel. Unframed. Jim Napierala is a New York Based Artist. He was born in Buffalo NY and studied Sculpture and Art History at SUNY Buffalo ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

"Seeing Things: Untitled #3" abstract painting, acrylic on wood.
By Stephanie Visser
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Stephanie Visser, a native of southwestern Michigan, was educated at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids Michigan. She continued her education in fine arts and painting...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Wood Panel, Acrylic

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Wood - Abstract painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Thick layers of paint foster an unctuousness commonly found in Dick Wray’s work. The treatment of the medium reflects a tendency toward impulse, whimsy, and vigorous expression, whil...
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Wood, Mixed Media, Oil

Patois Landscape I, Painting, Oil on Canvas
By Daniela Wood
Located in Yardley, PA
Patois - a regional form of a language, especially of French, differing from the standard, literary form. It is the jargon (graffiti) of French Canada. It is the 'language' of the pe...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

"Untitled (On Yellow)" Colorful Abstract Expressionist Painting on Wood Panel
By Derick Smith
Located in New York, NY
An abstract work that is done with gesso and acrylic paint on wood panel, this mesmerizing work has an incredible depth and weight from the texture of the medium. Derick Smith has cr...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Gesso, Acrylic, Wood Panel

"Untitled (On Orange)" Colorful Abstract Expressionist Painting on Wood Panel
By Derick Smith
Located in New York, NY
An abstract work that is done with gesso and acrylic paint on wood panel, this mesmerizing work has an incredible depth and weight from the texture of the medium. Derick Smith has cr...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Gesso, Acrylic, Wood Panel

"Untitled (On Tiger Orange)" Abstract Expressionist Painting on Wood Panel
By Derick Smith
Located in New York, NY
An abstract work that is done with gesso and acrylic paint on wood panel, this mesmerizing work has an incredible depth and weight from the texture of the medium. Derick Smith has cr...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Gesso, Acrylic, Wood Panel

Mary Didoardo "Mirage" Abstract Oil Painting on Wood Panel
By Mary Didoardo
Located in New York, NY
Mary Didoardo Mirage, 2018 oil on wood 30 x 40 in. This original abstract oil painting on wood by Mary Didoardo features her signature layering technique and looping lines in bright...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Mary Didoardo "Nocturne" - Abstract oil painting on wood panel
By Mary Didoardo
Located in New York, NY
Mary Didoardo Nocturne, 2021 oil on wood panel 40 x 30 in. (dido079) In order to make a meaningful painting I have to establish form somewhere in the swirl of line, texture and colo...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Mary Didoardo "Dreamer" - Abstract oil painting on wood panel
By Mary Didoardo
Located in New York, NY
Mary Didoardo Dreamer, 2021 oil on wood panel 30 x 30 in. (dido078) In order to make a meaningful painting I have to establish form somewhere in the swirl of line, texture and color...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Mary Didoardo "Gong" Abstract Oil Painting on Wood Panel
By Mary Didoardo
Located in New York, NY
Mary Didoardo Gong, 2020 oil on wood panel 30 x 30 in. (dido076) This original abstract oil painting on wood by Mary Didoardo features her signature layering technique and looping l...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

'Swerve I', Mixed Media, Abstract Painting, Glass on Wood Panel
By Madonna Phillips
Located in Purchase, NY
Swerve I is a 24" x 24" panel of mixed media and glass on board. The abstracted shapes and collage with a beautiful overlay of hand cut glass strips creates a depth of shimmering lig...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Glass, Wood, Mixed Media, Paint

"Untitled," Oil, Mixed Media on Wood - Abstract Impressionist painting
By Dick Wray
Located in Houston, TX
Thick layers of paint foster an unctuousness commonly found in Dick Wray’s work. The treatment of the medium reflects a tendency toward impulse, whimsy, and vigorous expression. I...
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Wood, Mixed Media, Oil

Mary Didoardo "Time Passing" -Abstract oil painting on wood panel
By Mary Didoardo
Located in New York, NY
Mary Didoardo Time Passing, 2021 oil on wood panel 30 x 30 in. (dido081) In order to make a meaningful painting I have to establish form somewhere in the swirl of line, texture and ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Mary Didoardo "Red Room" - Abstract oil painting on wood panel
By Mary Didoardo
Located in New York, NY
Mary Didoardo Red Room, 2021 oil on wood panel 60 x 30 in. (dido080) In order to make a meaningful painting I have to establish form somewhere in the swirl of line, texture and colo...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Mary Didoardo "Candy Land" -- Abstract Oil Painting on Wood Panel
By Mary Didoardo
Located in New York, NY
Mary Didoardo Candy Land, 2019 oil on wood panel 30 x 15 in. This colorful abstract painting features Didoardo's signature layering technique, with looping lines and saturated shade...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood Panel, Oil

Breaking-within-Abstract No. 2, Painting, Acrylic on Wood Panel
By Kevin Brewerton
Located in Yardley, PA
Broad brush strokes and color composition confronts the viewer with a dynamic work of art. :: Painting :: Abstract :: This piece comes with an official certificate of authenticity si...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Breaking-within-Abstract No.5, Painting, Acrylic on Wood Panel
By Kevin Brewerton
Located in Yardley, PA
Broad brush strokes and color composition confronts the viewer with a dynamic work of art. :: Painting :: Abstract :: This piece comes with an official certificate of authenticity si...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

After the Fact -- contemporary geometric abstract landscape painting on wood
By Michele Kishita
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
Michele Kishita's abstract landscape paintings on "shou sugi-ban" (burnt timber) pine wood panels address the current state of deforestation and the opposing concepts of resilience a...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Latex, Wood Panel

Breaking-within-Abstract No.1, Painting, Acrylic on Wood Panel
By Kevin Brewerton
Located in Yardley, PA
Broad brush strokes and color composition confronts the viewer with a dynamic work of art. :: Painting :: Abstract :: This piece comes with an official certificate of authenticity si...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Breaking Within Abstract Number 4, Oil Painting on Wood Panel
By Kevin Brewerton
Located in Yardley, PA
Broad brush strokes and color composition confronts the viewer with a dynamic work of art. This is a stunning original abstract oil painting on wood panel.
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Mary Didoardo "Kinetic Energy" Abstract Oil Painting on Wood Panel
By Mary Didoardo
Located in New York, NY
Mary Didoardo Kinetic Energy, 2020 oil on wood panel 30 x 30 in. (dido070) This original abstract oil painting on wood by Mary Didoardo features her signature layering technique and...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Breaking within- Abstract No.3, Painting, Acrylic on Wood Panel
By Kevin Brewerton
Located in Yardley, PA
Broad brush strokes and color composition confronts the viewer with a dynamic work of art. :: Painting :: Abstract :: This piece comes with an official certificate of authenticity si...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Mary Didoardo "Persona" Small Abstract Oil Painting on Wood Panel
By Mary Didoardo
Located in New York, NY
Mary Didoardo Persona, 2020 oil on panel 8 x 8 in. (dido077) This small abstract oil painting on wood by Mary Didoardo features her signature layering technique and looping lines in...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Abstract Landscape at Sunset, Painting, Acrylic on Wood Panel
By Janice Rogers
Located in Yardley, PA
Abstract expressive landscape. Oranges and reds set the base for a fiery sunset. Ultramarine and turquoise blend with touches of crimson to create an atmospheric sky. The mid section...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

"Buddha Footprint I," Mixed Media and Acrylic on Wood - Abstract Painting
Located in Houston, TX
Thai people believe that every part of the Buddha is sacred and that in the past the Buddha left his footprints for us to follow. Artist Details: Vichoke Mukdamanee "Buddha Footpr...
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1990s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Wood, Mixed Media, Acrylic

'Hive Diptych' Mixed Media, Abstract Painting, Glass on Wood Panel
By Madonna Phillips
Located in Purchase, NY
Two 24" X 24" panels, $3,450 per panel or $7000 for both. Madonna Phillip's original art technique in glass and mixed media developed after studying with a master stained glass pain...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Glass, Wood, Paint, Mixed Media

Continuum-Zinc: contemporary geometric abstract painting on black, on wood panel
By Nancy Agati
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
Nancy Agati’s "Continuum - Zinc" is a mixed media painting with gestural lines in predominant blue and white on black artist's paper mounted on wood pane. It has a French cleat on th...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Clay, Slip, Ink, Panel, Archival Paper, Polymer

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Abstract Painting On Wood For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact abstract painting on wood you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. You can easily find an example made in the Contemporary style, while we also have 177 Contemporary versions to choose from as well. You’re likely to find the perfect abstract painting on wood among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those made as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add an abstract painting on wood to create new energy in an otherwise neutral space in your home, you can find a work on 1stDibs that features elements of brown, gray, black, blue and more. Finding an appealing abstract painting on wood — no matter the origin — is easy, but Kevin Brewerton, Christie Owen, Allyson Levy, George De Goya and Damien Diaz-Diaz each produced popular versions that are worth a look. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in paint, synthetic resin paint and acrylic paint. A large abstract painting on wood can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 0.1 high and 0.1 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

How Much is a Abstract Painting On Wood?

The average selling price for an abstract painting on wood we offer is $2,263, while they’re typically $200 on the low end and $147,927 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Abstract Paintings for You

Bring audacious experiments with color and textures to your living room, dining room or home office. Abstract paintings, large or small, will stand out in your space, encouraging conversation and introducing a museum-like atmosphere that’s welcoming and conducive to creating memorable gatherings.

Abstract art has origins in 19th-century Europe, but it came into its own as a significant movement during the 20th century. Early practitioners of abstraction included Wassily Kandinsky, although painters were exploring nonfigurative art prior to the influential Russian artist’s efforts, which were inspired by music and religion. Abstract painters endeavored to create works that didn’t focus on the outside world’s conventional subjects, and even when artists depicted realistic subjects, they worked in an abstract mode to do so.

In 1940s-era New York City, a group of painters working in the abstract mode created radical work that looked to European avant-garde artists as well as to the art of ancient cultures, prioritizing improvisation, immediacy and direct personal expression. While they were never formally affiliated with one another, we know them today as Abstract Expressionists.

The male contingent of the Abstract Expressionists, which includes Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Robert Motherwell, is frequently cited in discussing leading figures of this internationally influential postwar art movement. However, the women of Abstract Expressionism, such as Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell and others, were equally involved in the art world of the time. Sexism, family obligations and societal pressures contributed to a long history of their being overlooked, but the female Abstract Expressionists experimented vigorously, developed their own style and produced significant bodies of work.

Draw your guests into abstract oil paintings across different eras and countries of origin. On 1stDibs, you’ll find an expansive range of abstract paintings along with a guide on how to arrange your wonderful new wall art.

If you’re working with a small living space, a colorful, oversize work can create depth in a given room, but there isn’t any need to overwhelm your interior with a sprawling pièce de résistance. Colorful abstractions of any size can pop against a white wall in your living room, but if you’re working with a colored backdrop, you may wish to stick to colors that complement the decor that is already in the space. Alternatively, let your painting make a statement on its own, regardless of its surroundings, or group it, gallery-style, with other works.