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Squares 17- abstract bright color blue green dominant color ink drawing on paper
By Dana Piazza
Located in New York, NY
Dana Piazza's creates abstract colorful drawings, full of the illusion of depth, movement, and three-dimensionality. His highly obsessive ink drawings on paper are built upon algorit...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

20th Century "May Morning" Charcoal and Pastel on Paper
By Gwen Stone
Located in San Francisco, CA
This Late 20th Century oil pastel and charcoal on paper entitled "May Morning" is by Northern California artist, poet, and playwright Gwen Stone (1913-2007). Stone has exhibited wid...
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1990s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Oil Pastel, Charcoal

Abstract Paint Splatters in Red & Black, Watercolor on Paper, 1973
By Jacob Semiatan
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1973 watercolor on paper abstract is by Irish-born artist Jacob Semiatin (1915-2003). During the 1930s and 1940s, Semiatin exhibited with the Brooklyn Society of Artists, alongs...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Arabesque 2 (Abstract Drawing on Paper in Vertical White Frame)
By David Dew Bruner
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract arabesque drawing on paper in vertical white frame Graphite on paper in vintage frame 27 x 11 inches framed Wire on the back, ready to hang as is This abstract graphite dr...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite, Paper

Abstract Expressionist Figures in Ink Wash on Paper, Early to Mid 20th Century
By Jennings Tofel
Located in San Francisco, CA
This early to mid 20th century abstract Abstract Expressionist figurative drawing in ink wash on paper is by Polish-born New York Expressionist Jennings Tofel (1891-1959). Tofel was ...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Paper

Spiral Form Four A, Geometric Spirograph Drawing in Reddish Brown on Cream Paper
By Mary Judge
Located in Kent, CT
This geometric drawing has a beautiful, soft mottled texture created with Judge's unique powered pigment technique. The ordered symmetry of the spirograph drawing in reddish brown is...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Rag Paper, Pigment

Spiral Form Eight, Geometric Spirograph Drawing in Reddish Brown on Cream Paper
By Mary Judge
Located in Kent, CT
This geometric drawing has a beautiful, soft mottled texture created with Judge's unique powered pigment technique. The ordered symmetry of the spirograph drawing in reddish brown is...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Rag Paper, Pigment

Waxing Gibbous “Refine" by Lori Fox. Abstract watercolor on paper.
By Lori Fox
Located in Granbury, TX
Waxing Gibbous “Refine", 2017 by Lori Fox Watercolor and graphite on paper 16.325 x 12.5 inch Unframed Original The moon is a symbol of time and cycles as it faithfully reflects th...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Graphite

Waning Gibbous “Gratitude” by Lori Fox. Abstract watercolor on paper. Yellows
By Lori Fox
Located in Granbury, TX
Waning Gibbous “Gratitude”, 2017 by Lori Fox Watercolor and graphite on paper 16.325 x 12.5 inch Unframed Original The moon is a symbol of time and cycles as it faithfully reflects...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Graphite

Waxing Crescent “Regeneration” by Lori Fox. Abstract watercolor on paper. Blue
By Lori Fox
Located in Granbury, TX
Waxing Crescent “Regeneration”, 2017 by Lori Fox Watercolor and graphite on paper 16.325 x 12.5 inch Unframed Original The moon is a symbol of time and cycles as it faithfully refl...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Graphite

Blue Scratches. Abstract expressionist. Blue pastel colors on paper by Bang Dang
Located in Granbury, TX
Blue Scratches by Bang Dang Watercolor, pastel, ink, charcoal and gesso 9 x 12 inches unframed Bang Dang's work is a form of meditation apart from his work as an architect. It featu...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pastel, Gesso, Ink, Charcoal, Watercolor

Orange Cloud 1. Abstract mixed media on paper by Bang Dang. Orange coral & black
Located in Granbury, TX
Orange Cloud 1 by Bang Dang Watercolor, pastel, ink, charcoal and graphite on paper 9 x 12 inches unframed Bang Dang's work is a form of meditation apart from his work as an archite...
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2010s Aesthetic Movement Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite, Paper, Charcoal, Pastel, Ink, Watercolor

Gray and Orange Massing by Bang Dang. Abstract mixed media on paper. Grey
Located in Granbury, TX
Gray and Orange Massing by Bang Dang 22 x 30 in Watercolor, ink, color pencils, pastel, graphite and gesso on paper Bang Dang's work is a form of meditation apart from his work as ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Crayon, Pastel, Ink, Graphite

Coaxist 10819 - Soft pastel color abstract geometric circle watercolor on paper
By Evan Venegas
Located in New York, NY
Evan Venegas works primarily in watercolor, a delicate medium through which he is best able to convey subtle meanings and emotions. Using geometric shapes in general and circles in p...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Coaxist 10519 - Soft pastel blue abstract geometric circle watercolor on paper
By Evan Venegas
Located in New York, NY
Evan Venegas works primarily in watercolor, a delicate medium through which he is best able to convey subtle meanings and emotions. Using geometric shapes in general and circles in p...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Coaxist 10419 - Soft pastel color abstract geometric circle watercolor on paper
By Evan Venegas
Located in New York, NY
Evan Venegas works primarily in watercolor, a delicate medium through which he is best able to convey subtle meanings and emotions. Using geometric shapes in general and circles in p...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Botanical Cyanotype with Abstract Cloudy Shades on Watercolor Paper, Unique
By Kind of Cyan
Located in Barcelona, ES
This is a botanical cyanotype print made using natural sunlight. It's handmade and unique. Details: + Title: Tropical Palm Leaf Shades + Edition Size: Unique / Monotype + Stamped an...
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2010s Naturalistic Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Other Medium, Emulsion, Watercolor, Archival Paper, C Print, Color, Engr...

Portrait of Paris, Abstract Acrylic Painting Work on Paper
By a.muse
Located in New york, NY
Portrait of Paris is a colorful mixed-media painting on paper, which is an homage to the Trojan Prince in Greek mythology. Portrait of Paris, 2019 by a.muse is 15" x 11" A bright co...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Paper, Mixed Media, Acrylic

On The Beach Small Work on Paper
By André Gisson
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Andre Gisson watercolor signed a Motyka gold leaf frame under glass. André Gisson (1921 – July 28, 2003) was an American Impressionist painter. He graduated from the Pratt Institute ...
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1980s Impressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Under Scattered Clouds: Abstract Chalk Drawing of Blue Clouds on Vintage Paper)
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract mixed media drawing of blue, black and grey clouds on vintage book pages 'Under Scattered Clouds' by Louise Laplante chalk on vintage collaged book pages. Artwork measures 2...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Chalk

Green Flow, 2017 by Lori Fox. Abstract watercolor on paper
By Lori Fox
Located in Granbury, TX
Green Flow, 2017 by Lori Fox Watercolor and graphite on paper 24 x 18 inch Unframed Original This series explores the reflection of our third dimensional world through the 3 colors...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite, Watercolor

First Quarter "Action" by Lori Fox. Yellows, Blues abstract watercolor on paper
By Lori Fox
Located in Granbury, TX
First Quarter "Action", 2017 by Lori Fox Watercolor and graphite on paper 16 13/40 x 12 1/2 inch Unframed Original The moon is a symbol of time and cycles as it faithfully reflects...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Graphite

Yellow Flow by Lori Fox. Original abstract watercolor and graphite on paper
By Lori Fox
Located in Granbury, TX
Yellow Flow, 2017 by Lori Fox Watercolor and graphite on paper 24 x 18 inch Unframed Original Part of a series that includes Green Flow and Blue Flow Lori Fox used multiple themes...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Graphite

Untitled 1 - Abstract Watercolor on Paper
By Dmitry Samygin
Located in Paris, FR
"Untitled 1" is a watercolor on paper by contemporary Russian artist Dmitry Samygin. Minimalist and geometric drawings.
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and W...

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Watercolor

Untitled 7 - Abstract Watercolor on Paper
By Dmitry Samygin
Located in Paris, FR
"Untitled 7" is a watercolor on paper by contemporary Russian artist Dmitry Samygin. Minimalist and geometric drawings.
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and W...

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Watercolor

Untitled 8 - Abstract Watercolor on Paper
By Dmitry Samygin
Located in Paris, FR
"Untitled 8" is a watercolor on paper by contemporary Russian artist Dmitry Samygin. Minimalist and geometric drawings.
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and W...

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Watercolor

Untitled 2 - Abstract Watercolor on Paper
By Dmitry Samygin
Located in Paris, FR
"Untitled 2" is a watercolor on paper by contemporary Russian artist Dmitry Samygin. Minimalist and geometric drawings.
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and W...

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Watercolor

Untitled 10 - Abstract Watercolor on Paper
By Dmitry Samygin
Located in Paris, FR
"Untitled 10" is a watercolor on paper by contemporary Russian artist Dmitry Samygin. Minimalist and geometric drawings.
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and W...

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Watercolor

Untitled 11 - Abstract Watercolor on Paper
By Dmitry Samygin
Located in Paris, FR
"Untitled 11" is a watercolor on paper by contemporary Russian artist Dmitry Samygin. Minimalist and geometric drawings.
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and W...

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Watercolor

Ana Zanic Viridis "(W-2021-7-9)" - Abstract watercolor on paper
By Ana Zanic
Located in New York, NY
Ana Zanic Viridis (W-2021-7-9), 2021 watercolor on paper 30 x 22 in. (zan227) This contemporary abstract watercolor painting features large, gestural strokes of transparent green an...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Ana Zanic "Origin Aqueous (W-2017-3-7)" - Abstract watercolor on paper
By Ana Zanic
Located in New York, NY
Ana Zanic Origin Aqueous (W-2017-3-7), 2017 watercolor on paper 40 x 26 in. (zan221) This contemporary abstract watercolor painting features large, gestural strokes of transparent b...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Ana Zanic "Flow Earth (W-2021-7-14)" - Abstract watercolor on paper
By Ana Zanic
Located in New York, NY
Ana Zanic Flow Earth (W-2021-7-14), 2021 watercolor on paper 22 x 30 in. (zan234) This contemporary abstract watercolor painting features large, gestural strokes of transparent gree...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Ana Zanic "Blush Nebula W-2021-5-17" - Abstract watercolor on paper
By Ana Zanic
Located in New York, NY
Ana Zanic Blush Nebula W-2021-5-17, 2021 watercolor on paper 22 x 30 in. (zan218) This contemporary abstract watercolor painting features large, gestural strokes of transparent pink...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Ana Zanic "Blush Nebula W-2021-5-18" - Abstract watercolor on paper
By Ana Zanic
Located in New York, NY
Ana Zanic Blush Nebula W-2021-5-18, 2021 watercolor on paper 22 x 30 in. (zan219) This contemporary abstract watercolor painting features large, gestural strokes of transparent pink...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Ana Zanic "Blush Nebula W-2021-5-15" - Abstract watercolor on paper
By Ana Zanic
Located in New York, NY
Ana Zanic Blush Nebula W-2021-5-15, 2021 watercolor on paper 30 x 22 in. (zan216) This contemporary abstract watercolor painting features large, gestural strokes of transparent pink...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Ana Zanic Blush Nebula "W-2021-5-16" - Abstract watercolor on paper"
By Ana Zanic
Located in New York, NY
Ana Zanic Blush Nebula W-2021-5-16, 2021 watercolor on paper 30 x 22 in. (zan217) This contemporary abstract watercolor painting features large, gestural strokes of transparent pin...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

"Mountain," Original Abstract Watercolor on Paper signed by David Barnett
By David Barnett
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Mountain" is an original watercolor painting by David Barnett, signed int he lower right corner. The piece is composed of minimal brushstrokes in green, yellow, blue, and red, formi...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Fashionably Late - Abstract Watercolor on Paper in Green and Purple
By Andrei Petrov
Located in New York, NY
Andrei Petrov's Fashionably Late is 9 x 13.5 inches watercolor on paper. The main colors are green, and purple. As it is often the case in Petrov's work, his abstractions acquire, at...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Impressionist Abstract Drawings a...

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Ink, Watercolor

No Title, 1958 Abstract Watercolor on Paper by Erich Keller
Located in Brescia, IT
This beautiful abstract watercolor is drawed on Fabriano paper, an Italian high quality paper specially made for artists and its artworks. About Keller arworks was told many words bu...
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1950s Abstract Impressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper

"Grand Display," Original Abstract Watercolor on Paper signed by David Barnett
By David Barnett
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Grand Display" is an original watercolor painting by David Barnett, signed in the lower right corner. The piece is composed of minimal brushstrokes in green, yellow, blue, and red, ...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

"Florence Cathedral", original watercolor on paper
Located in Glenview, IL
"Florence Cathedral " is an abstract watercolor on paper representing the famous Duomo di Firenze, formally the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore in the historic center of Florence...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Abstract Watercolor Painting on Handmade Paper
Located in San Francisco, CA
C. 20th Century Abstract Painting in Watercolor on Handmade Paper ( Signature on Bottom Left side ) Hertzberg
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20th Century Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Handmade Paper

Abstract Scroll - Watercolor Painting on Handmade Paper
By Madeline de Joly
Located in Soquel, CA
Unique large scale mixed media assemblage featuring a three dimensional, textured handmade paper scroll unfurling to reveal an abstract expressionist watercolor painting with gold ac...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Impressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Felt, Acrylic, Watercolor, Handmade Paper

Lie on a Cloud, purple abstract watercolor painting on archival paper
By Lisa Fellerson
Located in New York, NY
Lisa Fellerson’s paintings provoke an interplay and tension between line, shape, and color. With no preconceived idea in mind, she begins by dripping, scrapping, and gouging acrylic ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Nebula, Painting, Watercolor on Watercolor Paper
By Daniel Clarke
Located in Yardley, PA
A huge diamond necklace in jewel store adorns the heavens’ bespangled attire; yet lest I’m thought reckless with metaphor, if into this epithet we inquire ‘twas scientist...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Grape Escape, purple abstract watercolor painting on archival paper
By Lisa Fellerson
Located in New York, NY
Lisa Fellerson’s paintings provoke an interplay and tension between line, shape, and color. With no preconceived idea in mind, she begins by dripping, scrapping, and gouging acrylic ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Sponge Effects, purple abstract watercolor painting on archival paper
By Lisa Fellerson
Located in New York, NY
Lisa Fellerson’s paintings provoke an interplay and tension between line, shape, and color. With no preconceived idea in mind, she begins by dripping, scrapping, and gouging acrylic ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

First Light, Painting, Watercolor on Watercolor Paper
Located in Yardley, PA
-Painted on artist quality acid-free 140 lb. watercolor paper. -Professional quality artists watercolor paints. (Daniel Smith) -Acid-Free paper. -Size: 11" x 14" -Signature on th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

In the Garden, Painting, Watercolor on Watercolor Paper
By Karen Hansen
Located in Yardley, PA
Intense hues were applied in a poured technique to create this brilliant abstracted garden painting. This original piece was created on archival illustration board. The piece is fra...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

In the Forest, green abstract watercolor painting on archival paper
By Lisa Fellerson
Located in New York, NY
Lisa Fellerson’s paintings provoke an interplay and tension between line, shape, and color. With no preconceived idea in mind, she begins by dripping, scrapping, and gouging acrylic ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Abstract Composition - Original Watercolor on Paper by Jean Delpech - 1965
Located in Roma, IT
"Abstract Composition" is an original drawing in watercolor on paper, realized in 1965 by Jean Delpech (1916-1988). Hand-signed and Dated on the lower right. The state of preserva...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Abstract Composition - Original Watercolor on Paper by B. Jean Louttre - 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
"Abstract Composition" is an original drawing in watercolor on paper, realized in 1950 by Jean Louttre. (1926) Hand-signed and Dated on the lower right. The state of preservation of ...
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1950s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Offshore light, Painting, Watercolor on Paper
By Timothy Gent
Located in Yardley, PA
Offshore light captures a beautiful sea view from the Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland. It is inspired by the atmospheric light out to sea, as the sun bursts through the passing...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Mary Didoardo "Dust-up" - Abstract gouache on mounted watercolor paper
By Mary Didoardo
Located in New York, NY
Mary Didoardo Dust-up, 2021 gouache on mounted watercolor paper 10 x 10 in. (dido090) In order to make a meaningful painting I have to establish form somewhere in the swirl of line,...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Gouache

Sal the Siamese Cat, Painting, Watercolor on Watercolor Paper
Located in Yardley, PA
-Painted on artist quality acid-free 140 lb. watercolor paper. -Professional quality artists watercolor paints. (Sennelier) -Acid-Free paper. -Size: 11" x 14" -Signature on the f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Geometrical Wood - Original Watercolor on paper - 1970s
By Leo Guida
Located in Roma, IT
"Geometrical Wood" is an original Contemporary artwork realized in the 1970s by Leo Guida. Watercolor on paper. Image Dimensions: 27 x 19 cm Passepartout is included: dimensions 50...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Pions (Abstract work on paper)
By Jérémie Iordanoff
Located in London, GB
Pions (Abstract work on paper) Watercolour on paper - Unframed. Artwork exclusive to IdeelArt. French abstract artist Jérémie Iordanoff blends the visual languages of Western Mode...
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Early 2000s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Ky Anderson "Connected" - Abstract acrylic and ink on watercolor paper
By Ky Anderson
Located in New York, NY
Ky Anderson Connected, 2021 acrylic and ink on watercolor paper 42 x 60 in. (and330) Ky Anderson’s geometric, abstract paintings are in fact referential of quotidian subjects. Ander...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Acrylic

Left of Center, purple and green abstract watercolor painting on archival paper
By Lisa Fellerson
Located in New York, NY
Lisa Fellerson’s paintings provoke an interplay and tension between line, shape, and color. With no preconceived idea in mind, she begins by dripping, scrapping, and gouging acrylic ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Abstract Composition - Ink and Watercolor on Paper by Peter Dischleit - 1973
Located in Roma, IT
Abstract Composition is an original mixed media drawing in ink and watercolor on paper realized by Peter Dischleit (1940-1993) in the second half of the XX century, in 1973. Hand-si...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor

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Abstract Watercolor On Paper For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact abstract watercolor on paper 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 239 Contemporary versions to choose from as well. If you’re looking for an abstract watercolor on paper from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 18th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. When looking for the right abstract watercolor on paper for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of gray, beige, blue and brown. There have been many interesting abstract watercolor on paper examples over the years, but those made by Francie Hester, Kind of Cyan, Dana Piazza, Natalia Roman and Reginald K. Gee are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in paper, paint and watercolor. A large abstract watercolor on paper can prove too dominant for some spaces — a smaller abstract watercolor on paper, measuring 3.15 high and 0.1 wide, may better suit your needs.

How Much is a Abstract Watercolor On Paper?

The average selling price for an abstract watercolor on paper we offer is $959, while they’re typically $100 on the low end and $57,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Drawings and Watercolor Paintings for You

Revitalize your interiors — introduce drawings and watercolor paintings to your home to evoke emotions, stir conversation and show off your personality and elevated taste.

Drawing is often considered one of the world’s oldest art forms, with historians pointing to cave art as evidence. In fact, a cave in South Africa, home to Stone Age–era artists, houses artwork that is believed to be around 73,000 years old. It has indeed been argued that cave walls were the canvases for early watercolorists as well as for landscape painters in general, who endeavor to depict and elevate natural scenery through their works of art.

The supplies and methods used by artists and illustrators to create drawings and paintings have evolved over the years, and so too have the intentions. Artists can use their drawing and painting talents to observe and capture a moment, to explore or communicate ideas and convey or evoke emotion. No matter if an artist is working in charcoal or in watercolor and has chosen to portray the marvels of the pure human form, to create realistic depictions of animals in their natural habitats or perhaps to forge a new path that references the long history of abstract visual art, adding a drawing or watercolor painting to your living room or dining room that speaks to you will in turn speak to your guests and conjure stimulating energy in your space.

When you introduce a new piece of art into a common area of your home — a figurative painting by Italian watercolorist Mino Maccari or a colorful still life, such as a detailed botanical work by Deborah Eddy — you’re bringing in textures that can add visual weight to your interior design. You’ll also be creating a much-needed focal point that can instantly guide an eye toward a designated space, particularly in a room that sees a lot of foot traffic.

When you’re shopping for new visual art, whether it’s for your apartment or weekend house, remember to choose something that resonates. It doesn’t always need to make you happy, but you should at least enjoy its energy. On 1stDibs, browse a wide-ranging collection of drawings and watercolor paintings and find out how to arrange wall art when you’re ready to hang your new works.