Abstract Fine Art Paintings by Brad Blackman, Nashville Artist

Exploring man’s mortality and search for peace, Brad Blackman paints abstract-realist landscapes and compositions.

This uniquely evolving body of work has been seen in places as diverse as his native Nashville and Florence, Italy.

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Recent Work

Morning Mist

acrylic on canvas. 20 × 24 inches. 2015 – prints $90

Ireland

acrylic on canvas, 12 × 12 inches. 2015. prints $70

The Battle of Hoth

acrylic on canvas, 14 × 11 inches. 2015 – prints $70

Black Submarines

acrylic on canvas, 2015. 12 × 12 inches. $259 (value)

Blog Posts

Brad Blackman, "Dagobah," 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 8x8 inches

How I Painted Yoda’s Swamp on Dagobah

I used my abstract painting techniques to create my own version of a pivotal scene from Star Wars: where Luke Skywalker gets his X-wing stuck in Yoda’s swamp on Dagobah.

Nine paintings created or otherwise finished during November 2017, aka Art Every Day Month 2017

Creating a Series of Abstract Landscapes (#AEDM2017 Recap)

I’ve noticed Art Every Day Month tends to either introduce new themes into my work, or build on what I’ve been doing. AEDM2017 saw me building and strengthening with more small abstract landscapes.

Belly of the Beast, 2017. acrylic on canvas, 8x8 inches

Behind the Scenes: Painting 4 Canvases at Once (Time-Lapse Video)

I challenged myself to paint 4 canvases at once, tiling them together to make one wide landscape. But I realized this is only the beginning of a new series.

"After the Storm," Brad Blackman, 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 8×8 inches.

How something gross became a metaphor for finding peace

Sometimes you find inspiration when you clean the tub, file that idea away a couple of years, and make something that works.

In the middle of a difficult year, she said my painting was breathtaking

Making art is tremendously rewarding when you discover that it resonates with someone in an unexpected way.

Tape on the sidewalk (1)

Beauty in the Dirt: Unlikely Inspiration

If you live with your eyes open, you’ll find beauty and inspiration in the most surprising places.

Brad Blackman, _Lakeside Sunrise_, 2016-2017. Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches

Time Lapse: Lakeside Sunrise

When the sun rises and hits the fog, the sky is illuminated in fruity and fragrant colors: tangerine, lemon, cranberry, and muscadine.