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

Show Up Every Day: How the 40 Days of Abstracts Project was My Most Successful Yet

When you show up every day for 40 days you set yourself up for success. I prepared ahead of time, used a manageable scale, and turned failures into wins.

2018: The Year in Paintings

I’m so thankful to connect with so many people with my paintings in 2018. To borrow a line from Walt Disney, I sell paintings so I can make more paintings!

7 things that really stand out about 2018

I don’t know about you, but 2018 was quite a year for our family! I think we experienced some important changes that will affect us for years to come. Here are 7 things that really stood out for me this past year. The highlights My wife Hope changed careers. With all three Read more…

From the Phone to the Canvas: How I Make a Painting

My phone is my most convenient camera. It also lets me edit photos. Here’s how I make paintings from the photos I take with my phone.

9 of the 40 abstracts I'm painting in the days leading up to December 7, 2018

40 Paintings in 40 Days (#40DaysOfAbstracts)

In a little less than a month, I turn 40. Why not celebrate that landmark birthday with 40 paintings?

Still from time-lapse video of painting "Hope" with acrylic paint and gold leaf.

I dedicated this painting to my amazing wife

There was a blank spot over the desk in my wife’s office, so I painted something that would complement the gray walls with a pop of gold leaf.

How I Built an Inspiring Netflix Queue

I’m a Netflix junkie, so I try to be intentional about what I watch. My queue is loaded with things that inspire me, entertain me, and move me.