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 : 80. 77 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!

Acrylic Color Explorations

Author : Chris Cozen
ISBN : 9781440340871
Genre : Art
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Discover your true color voice! Acrylic Color Explorations will have you seeing the world around you in a new way as color theory becomes engaging, easy-to-understand and fun. Not only will you achieve a basic understanding of color and pigments, but author Chris Cozen will also guide you through a personal exploration of color in 30 exercises using acrylic paint. Go beyond the red-yellow-blue understanding of the color wheel by exploring the work of several artists who work with color in unique ways. Determining when to introduce a calming color or when to turn the color volume up is a skill that can be developed through practice and intention, and with Acrylic Color Explorations you will learn how to do both! Learn 33 techniques for incorporating and developing color in your paintings. Explore practical color basics with exercises and color challenges that will help you determine your color "voice." Discover secrets to mastering any creative color situation with 9 contributing artists! Embrace your true color voice today!

Abstract Explorations In Acrylic Painting

Author : Jo Toye
ISBN : 9781440341595
Genre : Art
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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!

101 Mixed Media Techniques

Author : Cherril Doty
ISBN : 9781600583667
Genre : Art
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Presents techniques for creating mixed media art, with step-by-step, illustrated instructions and overviews of the required tools and materials, including drawing and painting techniques, stamping, stitching, collaging, and journaling.

Intuitive Painting Workshop

Author : Alena Hennessy
ISBN : 9781440342424
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 59. 5 MB
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A Year of Painting Intuitively! Stay inspired to create art throughout every season! In Intuitive Painting Workshop, you'll find a timely expressive exercise for each month, along with seasonal check-ins. In discovering how to paint intuitively, you will learn to surrender to your true visual voice as your personal process of making marks emerges. Using acrylic paint, ink, collage papers, stencils, watercolor, gel pens, paint markers and more, you'll be gently guided by twelve exercises, taking cues from the process, but carrying each in your own direction. Explore monthly exercises, each offering you a new area of growth from setting intentions, to painting wildly, to getting know your animal totems and much more. Receive suggestions for painting with a "beginner's mind" and a glossary of art terms will make following the step-by-step demonstrations clear and easy to understand. Get further ideas from a monthly gallery of contributing artists who were students of this process, just like you! Have a chance to assimilate your creative focus every few months with seasonal Check-In journaling prompts and ideas for reflection. Stay inspired month-by-month and season-to-season with Intuitive Painting Workshop!

Collage Colour And Texture In Painting

Author : Mike Bernard
ISBN : 1906388571
Genre : Art
File Size : 76. 94 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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