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

The Secret Techniques I Use to Paint That Hazy Mood

How do I paint with a misty, hazy, foggy mood inspired by Instagram shots? Here is my technique: start with a flexible brush and airbrush medium.

Brad Blackman examining works-in-progress while drinking coffee

How do you push through? Habit.

Truth be told, I don’t get in the studio every single day. But that’s okay, because not showing up on day two doesn’t mean the whole project is a failure.

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.