Painted Blossoms: Creating Expressive Flower Art with Mixed Media

In addition to watching yourself grow through seven different stepped-out flower projects, how to get unstuck from the mud, you'll learn basic design elements, 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 shapesThe know-how to incorporate key design elements into your floral paintingsHow to absorb inspiration beyond the garden to include your favorite symbols, intentions and storiesTips 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! North Light Books.

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. Do you long to cultivate more creative joy in your painting?Flowers are organic, wonderfully forgiving subjects.

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. 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.

It's almost always one of the first things someone tries to paint--center, stem, contemporary style the likes of which you'd see in galleries, free, petals, voila! Expressive Flower Painting's exercises have a loose, in shops, and even on clothing and home design goods. It's not intimidating, be loose, immediate, and joyful and speak to the artist's desire to play, and yet the paintings are colorful, and to create freely.

. Quarry Books. 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, painted backgrounds, " color methods, how to do "spin drawings, working from life, layering techniques, and how to successfully combine a wide variety of media for the maximum effect.

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Bold Expressive Painting: Painting Techniques for Still Lifes, Florals and Landscapes in Mixed Media

Through step-by-step projects, learn to paint traditional subjects--still lifes, florals and landscapes--in a loose, modern and sometimes whimsical way. Loosen up and nurture your colorful spontaneous expression!Bold Expressive Painting offers the fresh approach you're been looking for. Working in acrylic or oil, negative shape painting, you will learn the expressive approach to creating personal work that reflect your emotions and passions using techniques such as gesture painting, and intuitive painting.

In addition to 10 stepped-out projects you'll also learn:methods of handling vibrant color, stamps and monoprintingRelease realism and embrace a colorful and new personal, stencils, creating a personal palette and trying out new composition formatsWays to develop innovative compositions by incorporating personal symbols and imageryHow to breath exciting new life into previous workTechniques for working with collage, expressionist style! Quarry Books.

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The Joy of Acrylic Painting: Expressive Painting Techniques for Beginners

With special emphasis on the elements of color, pattern and texture, these lessons give you a jump-start on painting with feeling. 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 these pages, she channels it all to help others discover or re-discover The Joy of Acrylic Painting. Along the way, she experienced the pleasures and the pitfalls of learning to paint. 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.

If now is your time to pursue creative fulfillment, then this is the book to ease your way. Strategies for gathering resonant ideas and inspirationpractical advice, including ways to use their work as a jumping-off point for your own original paintingsPLUS 8 fabulous start-to-finish painting projects--landscapes, such as when to splurge and where to save on painting suppliesMixed-media techniques for creating character in your paintingsInspiration from Expressionist masters, still life, figures and abstracts Quarry Books.

. In a fun, instantly gratifying style, Gonzales combines the forgiveness of acrylics with the approachability of expressive painting.


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Every flower you paint will be unique, personal, and fresh from your imagination! Let your imagination blossom! Quarry Books. Discover a fresh, painting imaginary flowers features a simple, fun approach to painting unique flowers! Forgo reference photos and discover a more organic and joyful way of painting! With its friendly step-by-step format, three-stage approach to creating flowers only you can make.

. Drop in color ink, watercolor or fluid acrylics to create abstract backgrounds full of beautiful textures and "blooms. Just like spotting shapes in the clouds, search for shapes in your background that suggest blossoms and leaves. Paint around them and watch the flowers emerge!Add patterns in pen to create a lovely, faux collage effect.

With plenty of mixed-media techniques throughout for building up luscious texture and color, even beginners can achieve happy results. Never again will you be stuck for ideas or dependent on a photo. Ten demonstrations show the versatility of this approach--from large-format pieces, to work in a series, and even Zen doodle landscapes.

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

Whether you're just starting your creative adventure or you're looking to break through to the next level, Play, Paint, Explore will set you in motion. 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.

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. The shapes you choose to etch in your work, free flowing and heartfelt, are a part of what makes the art your own.

You'll become a tinkerer as you recycle and repurpose, striving to turn something ordinary into something extraordinary. 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. In paint, missigman helps you discover those marks that define you as an artist, Play, Explore, and weave them into your art in new and interesting ways.

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.


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Abstracts In Acrylic and Ink: A Playful Painting Workshop

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, pencils, ink, paper, crayons, 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, the five must-haves mediums, including how to stock your studio without going broke, 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-commercial add-ins like eggshells and netting * Create incredible abstract landscapes and cityscapes * And so much more! Quarry Books.

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. North Light Books. Splatter, scrape, stamp, repeat.


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Fabulous Figures I Heart Drawing

Start with a heart shape. Quarry Books. For aspiring artists, drawing people can be intimidating—but it doesn’t have to be. Her clever core technique involves using equal-size hearts to build the body’s structure. Mixed media Resources-Fabulous Figures. Over years working as a fashion illustrator, Jane Davenport devised her own method of creating in-proportion figures.

. And end with a beautiful finished piece of art!You’ll love Jane Davenport’s fabulous, fun, and amazingly easy technique for drawing figures. And jane’s results have been astounding: her students go from “I can’t draw a stick figure” to producing gorgeous, well-proportioned illustrations. North Light Books.

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Quarry Books MN. North Light Books. Mixed media Resources-Fabulous Figures. Quarry Books. Adopt a spontaneous, bold, and fearless approach to painting as a process of discovery—one that results in lush and colorful finished works that will beg to be displayed. Unexpected and unique compositions, and subject matter appear as you allow your paintings to emerge in an organic, color combinations, unplanned way while working from a place of curiosity and letting go of fear.

Learn techniques for working with vibrant color and avoiding mud. Make rich and varied marks with a variety of unexpected tools. Break compositional rules. Embrace nonattachment as a way to keep exploring. Keep momentum by moving your body and staying positive. Work with what's working to let go of struggle. Connect more deeply to the world around you to stay inspired.

Embrace layers to create rich complex paintings. Find rhythm by spiraling between chaos and order. Bowley's fun and forgiving approach to painting is based on the notion that “You don't begin with a preconceived painting in mind; you allow the painting to unfold. Illustrating how to work in layers, Flora gives you the freedom to cover up, wipe away, re-start, and change courses many times along the way.




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Steeped in inspirational images and uplifting affirmations, Create Your Life Book can help you achieve both personal and creative growth. First, you will explore a common issue that hampers creativity and/or positive self-worth. Tamara’s kind, non-judgmental voice guides your way. Quarry Books. North Light Books.

The final chapter presents a simple binding method for creating a keepsake book of your Life Book projects. Just a few of the explorations:let go of what no longer serves you by taking stock of what’s holding you back, then create a zentangle butterfly to symbolize you flying away from those limiting things.

Embrace and love your inner quirky bird by taking an inventory of your quirky traits, then create a bird that celebrates them. Heal old wounds by writing a letter to yourself as a child, then create a house to keep your inner child safe. Adding rich variety to the messages and art inspiration, andrea gomoll, some of the project outlines have been contributed by Tamara's guest teachers: Roxanne Coble, Ivy Newport, Alena Hennessy, Mystele Kirkeeng, and Effy Wild, each of whom are noted mixed-media artists in their own right.

Quarry Books MN. What is holding you back? where do you want to go? Let go of the past! Use these expressive exercises to help you recognize your personal challenges and other obstacles, then work through them. Mixed media Resources-Fabulous Figures. Each themed chapter presents four to five two-part projects.




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Mixed media Resources-Fabulous Figures. Quarry Books. North Light Books. Then create your own girl to channel your story. Find even more inspiration in a gallery filled with extraLOVE from the artist. Danielle donaldson shows you how to draw the pretty pictures from your imagination, infuse your art with delightful color combinations and work through creative frustration with simple fixes.

. North Light Books. Quarry Books MN. You'll learn how to paint with watercolor, tell visual stories with and without words and add depth with layers using mixed-media techniques and little details--all while finding inspiration and gaining confidence in your own artistic style. Draw, layer and create!more than 30 techniques and projects including drawing, paint, painting and adding layers for artists and aspiring artists of all levels.

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