Expressive Painting In Mixed Media

Author: Soraya French
Editor: Crowood
ISBN: 1847977995
Size: 15,73 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Painting in mixed media combines all the excitement and potential of different materials and techniques, while giving the artist the opportunity to express themselves without any of the limitations of each separate medium. Whether you love the vibrancy of pastels, the versatility of acrylics or the dynamism of collage, this book shows you how to combine them to make a unique piece of art. Alongside Soraya's beautiful paintings, it encourages the artist to express themselves, to experiment with their own creative ideas and to enjoy the magical potential of painting in mixed media. Materials include gels, pastes and paper collage, as well as paints. Step-by-step demonstrations explain how to build paintings layer by layer and projects put theories into practice. Advice throughout leads you through techniques and warns against common mistakes, with ideas to suggest ways to create your own personal visual voice. Fully illustrated with 366 beautiful paintings by the author.

Contemporary Landscapes In Mixed Media

Author: Soraya French
Editor: Batsford
ISBN: 9781849943567
Size: 10,25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A great guide for painters who want to experiment with mixed media and make their landscape paintings more adventurous. Popular artist and teacher, Soraya French, encourages readers to experiment with mixing media and to create more adventurous paintings and broaden their artistic horizons. The media that Soraya uses in this book are acrylics, pastels and collage and she shows how to bring the best out of mixing these media with handy tips, some simple projects and several step-by-step demonstrations. Landscape, and the way it changes over the seasons, is the ideal subject for experimenting with different textural effects using mixed media. Contemporary Landscapes in Mixed Media is divided into four seasonal chapters, with each section dealing with the colours, shapes, patterns and textures particular to each season. There is information on mixing colours relevant to each season, as well as interesting ways of painting flowers and other details of nature, how to create exciting compositions, and how to add architectural aspects within the landscape. In some landscapes figures may be added in order to animate the composition and create a narrative. This practical and inspirational book will help and encourage the reader to explore the fascinating potential of mixed media and to adopt a freer attitude in their painting.

Paint Play Explore

Author: Rae Missigman
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440350329
Size: 12,80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Discover the marks for your most authentic art! Mixed-media artist Rae Missigman identifies herself as a "mark-maker." Ever in the forefront of her art, organic shapes and graphic marks are what give her work a sense of authenticity. With an adventurous, anything-goes attitude to expressing herself, she is just as likely to use a celery stem, a sewing machine or a cardboard tube as she is a brush, a palette knife or her own hands. In Paint, Play, Explore, Missigman helps you discover those marks that define you as an artist, and weave them into your art in new and interesting ways. Through page after page of creative exploration, you'll become a collector of tools--traditional and unconventional mark-makers that will become an extension of your unique voice. You'll become a tinkerer as you recycle and repurpose, striving to turn something ordinary into something extraordinary. You'll become an explorer as you draw with your non-dominant hand, create "blindly" using resists, stamp with your own handcrafted organic ink, and follow other creative prompts to widen and shape your artistic world. Whether you're just starting your creative adventure or you're looking to break through to the next level, Paint, Play, Explore will set you in motion. Setting the tone with her upbeat vibe and joyful use of color, Missigman pushes you to find your own beautiful artistic "fingerprint" to create work that is interesting, full of life and distinctly yours...and above all, to embrace the journey. "The shapes you choose to etch in your work, free flowing and heartfelt, are a part of what makes the art your own. Tools in hand, your marks will find you and you will begin to recognize yourself in your creations." You're going to need a bigger creative toolbox... • 60+ mark-making tools and mediums • 23 stepped-out demonstrations on collage, one-brush painting, monoprinting, resists, transfers and other fun and versatile mark-making techniques • 4 start-to-finish projects for turning marks into inventive art

Painting Expressive Landscapes

Author: Carole Robson
Editor: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 9781782215530
Size: 20,80 MB
Format: PDF
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A stimulating mix of color and watercolour technique for all skill levels. Strongly influenced by the changing landscape and the border areas hidden in plain sight, Carole Robson's artwork is packed with color, atmosphere, texture and light. An experienced teacher and artist, in this book, Carole explores how to build from basic techniques to producing wonderful expressive and semi-abstract landscapes that combine watercolor with other watersoluble media and collage material. The book includes essential information on composition and her sources of inspiration, with a section on how to use and gain confidence with your tools while discovering stunning color palettes and abstraction methods.

Expressive Flower Painting

Author: Lynn Whipple
Editor:
ISBN: 1631593048
Size: 13,38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Let your creativity bloom with Expressive Flower Painting! Flowers are one of the most common and beloved subjects for artists. And for new artists, it's almost always one of the first things someone tries to paint--center, petals, stem, voila! The painting exercises and the process shown in this book have a loose, free, contemporary style--one that is very popular with painters and is widely seen in galleries, in shops, and even on clothing and home design goods. It's not intimidating, and yet the paintings are colorful, immediate, and joyful and speak to the artist's desire to play, be loose, and to create freely. Lynn Whipple paints wildly and in small to large formats with a combination of acrylic paint, charcoal, and colorful soft pastel. She uses fresh, abundant flower arrangements as her muse. Expressive Flower Painting presents a range of creative painting exercises that help readers develop vibrant nature paintings. This exciting book is an in-depth expansion of Lynn's class called Big Bold Bloom Wild Painting, with additional content. The book will cover mark making, layering techniques, how to do "spin drawings," color methods, painted backgrounds, working from life, and how to successfully combine a wide variety of media for the maximum effect.

Bold Expressive Painting

Author: Annie Gonzales
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440338620
Size: 16,77 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Loosen up and nurture your colorful spontaneous expression! Bold Expressive Painting offers the fresh approach you're been looking for. Through step-by-step projects, learn to paint traditional subjects--still lifes, florals and landscapes--in a loose, modern and sometimes whimsical way. Working in acrylic or oil, you will learn the expressive approach to creating personal work that reflect your emotions and passions using techniques such as gesture painting, negative shape painting, and intuitive painting. In addition to 10 stepped-out projects you'll also learn: • Methods of handling vibrant color, creating a personal palette and trying out new composition formats • Ways to develop innovative compositions by incorporating personal symbols and imagery • How to breath exciting new life into previous work • Techniques for working with collage, stencils, stamps and monoprinting Release realism and embrace a colorful and new personal, expressionist style!

The Joy Of Acrylic Painting

Author: Annie Gonzales
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440351295
Size: 17,22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now is the time to pursue creative fulfillment! Annie O'Brien Gonzales felt a passion for art from an early age. But not until 30 years later--after raising a family and working "a real job"--did she get serious about painting. Along the way, she experienced the pleasures and the pitfalls of learning to paint. In these pages, she channels it all to help others discover (or re-discover) The Joy of Acrylic Painting. This guide offers an engaging, streamlined approach for any beginner, but especially those who--due to life detours or lack of time--had previously postponed their artistic aspirations. In a fun, instantly gratifying style, Gonzales combines the forgiveness of acrylics with the approachability of expressive painting. With special emphasis on the elements of color, pattern and texture, these lessons give you a jump-start on painting with feeling. If now is your time to pursue creative fulfillment, then this is the book to ease your way. • Strategies for gathering resonant ideas and inspiration • Practical advice, such as when to splurge and where to save on painting supplies • Mixed-media techniques for creating character in your paintings • Inspiration from Expressionist masters, including ways to use their work as a jumping-off point for your own original paintings • PLUS 8 fabulous start-to-finish painting projects--landscapes, still life, figures and abstracts

Painted Blossoms

Author: Carrie Schmitt
Editor: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440336744
Size: 11,16 MB
Format: PDF
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Do you long to cultivate more creative joy in your painting? Flowers are organic, wonderfully forgiving subjects. Each one is unique; you can't paint one wrong! Painted Blossoms will encourage you to welcome creativity with ease as you discover ways to tend the garden within. In addition to watching yourself grow through seven different stepped-out flower projects, you'll learn basic design elements, how to get unstuck from the mud, how to carve your own stamps, cut your own stencils and more. A sampling of what you'll add to your creative toolshed: Techniques for creating a wide variety of flower shapes The know-how to incorporate key design elements into your floral paintings How to absorb inspiration beyond the garden to include your favorite symbols, intentions and stories Tips and advice from over a dozen established artists--each with a unique floral style Nurture today what's waiting to bloom within you with Painted Blossoms!

Mixed Media Painting Workshop

Author: Jean Pederson
Editor: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440325076
Size: 12,67 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The artistic journey of a lifetime! Are you interested in adding a bit of mixed media to your artwork but unsure exactly how? Mixed Media Painting Workshop takes the fear out of artistic experimentation and instead celebrates the journey, step by step! With Mixed Media Painting Workshop, you'll learn a variety of techniques and use a unique selection of materials to express yourself and your style! From backgrounds to sketching, from painting to collage, from the elements of design to subject matter, you'll find it all right here! Inside Mixed Media Painting Workshop you'll find: A plethora of background information--get to know your paints, mediums, surfaces and other materials through fun and meaningful exercises. 21 step-by-step demonstrations to teach you both individual techniques and strategies for combining techniques. Tons of beautiful, inspirational art and personal insights from the author and contributing artists including Catherine Liu Chang, Polly Hammett, Brian Ateyo and more. Tips and ideas for working with a theme, working with personal artifacts and found objects, memory painting, defining your style and mapping your artistic journey. Add Mixed Media Painting Workshop to your library and set forth on your artistic journey today!

Expressive Portraits

Author: Jean Pederson
Editor: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440330186
Size: 19,85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Paint beautiful and expressive portraits by combining watercolor with other mediums! What makes an eye-popping, eye-stopping portrait? It's all about contrast and the play of opposites, round shape against square, light against dark, transparent against opaque. Combining mediums allows you to push the inherent properties of each for a lively play of opposites. You'll be able to paint glorious lights, richer darks, intriguing texture and mysterious passages that create mood and a strong sense of place, space and character. Jean Pederson gives you all the advice and instruction you need to paint beautiful, expressive portraits filled with life and spirit. Let your portraits speak to the world! In this essential guide to expressive portrait painting you will: Stretch your watercolor skills to the limit. Achieve darks deeper and richer than you ever dreamed; let colors mingle in imaginative ways on your paper; accomplish radiant skin tones by daring to layer vivid colors from the start. Journey into the "what-if" zone. What if you paint on the vertical and direct the paint with a spray bottle? What if you add heavy bodypaint to watercolors for one-of-a-kind texture? What if you accentuate your subject with pencil, crayon or gouache? Don't "what-if" about this book. Grab it today for dynamic results in your portrait painting!