• Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media

    Would you love to take your art in a new direction?In Abstract Art Painting, you will enter a realm of tactile, intuitive excitement, combining pastel and acrylic to achieve results as unique as you are. You'll learn how to explore the use of color theory in abstraction and to use underpainting to bring structure and depth to your art. In addition you'll begin to understand how to work in a series and how this can help you develop your own personal style.A sampling of what you'll add to your creative toolbox:Pastel and acrylic techniques to use to complete your own paintingsThe benefits of expressing your ideas abstractlyHow to loosen up by using your nondominant hand and drawing to musicWays to express emotions through mark-makingUsing color and symbolism for expressionWorking with photos for inspirationTips for using color studies Step into your own abstract frame of mind today!

    • ASIN: 1440335842
    • UPC: 787721915102

  • Abstracts In Acrylic and Ink: A Playful Painting Workshop

    Splatter, stamp, scrape, repeat. A quick-start guide to beautifully layered and textured abstracts! While there are many approaches to painting abstract art, Jodi Ohl's philosophy is to simply start. In this book, the successful, self-taught artist helps you "dive in with an open mind and fearless heart." Everything inside is geared toward kick-starting your creativity:An exciting series of 22 fun-to-follow, step-by-step projects.A tantalizing variety of approaches and inspirations for applying and manipulating paint, crayons, pencils, ink, paper, photos and more.Quick and loose exercises for building a library of ideas, color palettes, patterns and designs to use in future paintings.Loads of practical advice, including how to stock your studio without going broke, the five must-haves mediums, and how to finish and protect your artwork.For beginners eager to get to the "good stuff" and for artists looking to expand their repertoire, it just doesn't get any better.Every action-packed page will have you trying something new and pushing your boundaries! Make marbled acrylic skins * Add a stain * Discover instant gratification with Yupo paper * Achieve the wonderfully aged look of image transfers * Play with graffiti-style art * Experiment with gel mediums * Incorporate non-commercia...

    • Brand: North Light Books
    • ASIN: 1440346526
    • UPC: 035313666421

  • Mixed Media Workshop: A multifaceted approach to creating unique works of art-step by step

    This 144-page book is filled with inspiring step-by-step mixed-media projects from seven talented artists, each one sharing his or her own unique style and techniques. From collage and artist trading cards to portraits and still lifes, this book encompasses both abstract and fine art approaches to mixed media. First the reader is introduced to traditional painting and drawing tools and materials, and then each artist describes his or her own unconventional ingredients and personal approach to mixed media. Next they guide the reader through several step-by-step projects, each one demonstrating different techniques and components. Aspiring artists will learn how to alter photographs and incorporate them into paintings and collage, how to create three-dimensional texture on a two-dimensional surface, how to balance the fundamentals of art with abstract designs, and even how to create a poem out of a daily newspaper. The lessons in this comprehensive guide will give a beginner all the tools they need to start creating their own unique works of mixed-media art.

    • Brand: QUAYSIDE PUBLISHING
    • ASIN: 1600582389

  • Paint, Play, Explore: Expressive Mark-Making Techniques in Mixed Media

    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 v...

    • ASIN: 1440350280
    • UPC: 035313668388

  • Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun (Lab Series)

    Carla Sonheim is an artist and creativity workshop instructor known for her fun and innovative projects and techniques designed to help adult students recover a more spontaneous, playful approach to creating. Her innovative ideas are now collected and elaborated on in this unique volume. Carla offers a year's worth of assignments, projects, ideas, and techniques that will introduce more creativity and nonsense into your art and life. Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists offers readers a fun way to learn and gain expertise in drawing through experimentation and play. There is no right or wrong result, yet, the readers gain new skills and confidence, allowing them to take their work to a new level.

    • Brand: Quarry Books
    • ASIN: 1592536131
    • UPC: 080665006357

  • Abstracts: Techniques & Textures

    This is the fourth and most technical book on abstract art by Rolina van Vliet. In comparison to its predecessors it takes a more in-depth look at the practical nature of abstract art. With a detailed explanation of the technical aspects of painting, the book covers figurative elements, composition and construction work specifically. Abstracts Techniques and Textures is a comprehensive handbook for amateurs, professionals, teachers and students alike to learn the intricacies of painting abstracts. It features 50 studies detailing dozens of techniques and textures readers can use to practise achieving abstract and non-figurative painting. The book also includes more than 350 selected images to inspire and guide the readers eye.

    • Brand: Books
    • ASIN: 1844489558
    • UPC: 693508008755

  • Abstracts: 50 Inspirational Projects

    Where do you find inspiration for an abstract painting? How do you start? What materials should you use? Are composition and perspective important? These questions and others are answered in detail in this impressive book, with a clarity that guarantees success. Whether you want to purely abstract your ideas, thoughts and feelings into colour and mood, or whether you want to base your pictures on subjects that interest you, such as landscapes, flowers, or music, you will find much to guide and fascinate you here. Rolina van Vliet is an enthusiastic teacher, and she offers a brilliant insight into what makes good paintings, with 50 stunning projects, each accompanied by expert tips and a full palette of exciting and fun techniques. With help on what materials to use and how to use them, she includes many photographs illustrating different ways to create smooth, textured, collaged, vibrant, powerful and atmospheric abstract art. Beginners will love the way Rolina encourages experimentation - there are no rules, and more experienced artists will find much here to inspire them.

    • Brand: Books
    • ASIN: 1844487156

  • Expressive Flower Painting: Simple Mixed Media Techniques for Bold Beautiful Blooms

    Get nose to bloom with one of the most beloved subjects of painters for generations of artists with Expressive Flower Painting and master pedals, stems, colors, and more. It's almost always one of the first things someone tries to paint--center, petals, stem, voila! Expressive Flower Painting's exercises have a loose, free, contemporary style the likes of which you'd see 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. 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.Expressive Flower Painting covers 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.

    • Brand: Quarry Books
    • ASIN: 1631593048

  • Abstract Nature: Painting the natural world with acrylics, watercolour and mixed media

    Austrian artist Waltraud Nawratil shows you how to combine a love for nature with a passion for expressive painting. It is divided into helpful sections to teach the reader how to use acrylics, watercolours or airbrushing, as well as natural materials such as sand, bark and leaves, to create captivating pictures full of colour and vitality. There is a wealth of stunning abstract pieces by Waltraud which will provide inspiration for more experience painters as well as the beginner. The book covers the variations through all seasons, teaching the reader to see the natural world with creativity and a fresh new perspective.

    • Brand: Search Press/Ingram
    • ASIN: 1782212388