bold expressive painting painting techniques for still lifes florals and landscapes in mixed media

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Bold Expressive Painting

Author : Annie Gonzales
ISBN : 9781440338625
Genre : Art
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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!

Painted Blossoms

Author : Carrie Schmitt
ISBN : 9781440336904
Genre : Art
File Size : 42. 30 MB
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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!

Daring Adventures In Paint

Author : Mati Rose McDonough
ISBN : 9781592537709
Genre : Art
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Daring Adventures in Paint is a colorful, whimsical adventure of a book that explores inspirational paint and mixed-media techniques. Written by the well-loved artist/illustrator/blogger Mati Rose McDonough, this book's approach to making art is a bit like uncovering a hidden treasure, a treasure that resides within each aspiring artist. Through a myriad of both practical applications and creative exercises, Mati shows artists how to "find their magic"—the place of confidence from which they can access the vision of what they want to share with the world.

Imaginary Characters

Author : Karen O'Brien
ISBN : 9781440340338
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Believe in magic, trust your intuition and find your individual artistic style! In this book, you're the storyteller and the artist and you're on a quest to bring the soulful characters, mythical creatures and magical landscapes of your imagination to life through mixed-media art. You'll tap into your creative voice to fuse together lush dreamscapes, imaginary characters and found objects to build enchanting scenes, whimsical figures and expressive faces out of layers of acrylic, collage, watercolor and more. Learn the techniques necessary to create one-of-a-kind mixed-media masterpieces. On your journey, you'll discover: Five skills to uncover your unique creative voice. A magical drawing method. Easily find your characters' bodies and faces hidden in random shapes on painted backgrounds; it's like seeing animals in the clouds. Imaginative warm-up exercises. Learn tips for creating a character reference library, secrets for drawing unusual faces, how to develop a color palette and advice on how to play with proportion, light and shading. More than 30 exciting mixed-media projects using watercolor, vintage photographs, gouache, pencil, fabric, ink and much more to bring your imaginary characters to life on everything from woodblocks and paintings to fabric collages and paper dolls. How to paint without a plan. Trust your intuition to create something out of nothing. Inspirational quotes about creativity from famous artists and thinkers. Embrace your curiosity and see what happens!

Paint Mojo A Mixed Media Workshop

Author : Tracy Verdugo
ISBN : 9781440333217
Genre : Art
File Size : 88. 28 MB
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Claim the beauty of your unique, authentic expression. Break free of your comfort zone, sharpen your senses to perceive the world around you and find happiness in play. On this painterly journey, Tracy Verdugo leads you from self-doubt to self-appreciation by helping you find your voice through a myriad of vibrantly-hued mark making, painting and self-reflection techniques. There are no mistakes here, only opportunities to learn and grow. Learn the language of your own sacred marks by painting with personal symbology. Discover the inspiration that exists around you, in your home, your community, the present moment. 19 step-by-step exercises use popular mixed media materials such as pastels, acrylic paints, inks and more! See how to use art making to plant creative seeds and cultivate your wildest dreams. Turn on your Paint Mojo and make an awesome, shiny, perfectly imperfect mark of you.

Abstract Explorations In Acrylic Painting

Author : Jo Toye
ISBN : 9781440341595
Genre : Art
File Size : 26. 21 MB
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Discover abstract painting with acrylics! "If you approach your art with a playful attitude you will be more apt to keep making art, and the more art you make, the better your art will be." --pg. 10 Like a diving board for creativity, Abstract Explorations in Acrylic Painting will help you plunge joyfully into artmaking. With the belief that an attitude of playfulness is key to artistic growth, award-winning acrylic artist Jo Toye leads you on an engaging workshop-style adventure filled with innovative techniques, inventive approaches and breakthrough results. Work Small. Start by discovering how working on a small canvas yields big payoffs. When you don't have anything to lose but a few minutes and a little piece of paper, you'll find that you paint more fearlessly, absorb new concepts faster and enjoy yourself more. Step-by-Step Instruction. Learn what tools Toye finds most useful in making art, along with 17 step-by-step demonstrations showing how to use them to best effect. Start-to-Finish Painting Projects. At the heart of the book, 8 start-to-finish painting projects put it all together. Discover fresh takes on stenciling, sponging, making and working with gesso. Use razor blades and applicator bottles to create distinctive linework. Achieve wonderfully original patterns using resist pens, mouth atomizers and India ink. Experiment with Clear Tar Gel, pour paint with pipettes, work over top a "failed" painting...all yielding brilliantly original results. Heavily illustrated and filled with exciting ideas you won't find anywhere else, Abstract Explorations in Acrylic Painting will inspire you to paint, experiment, play...and come away with some of your best work yet!

Collage Colour And Texture In Painting

Author : Mike Bernard
ISBN : 1906388571
Genre : Art
File Size : 20. 96 MB
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Provides photographs, techniques, examples, and explanations for creating artwork that combines paint with concepts and materials such as color, newspaper, fabric, and textured paper.

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