I just love this book and so do lots of other artists, pop on over to Amazon to read all the great reviews of Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists!
I myself am learning so much from this book. It has been on my to-do list to really work on my artistic side lately (as opposed to my design side). Coming from an industrial design background I have a tendency to want every thing I make to have a practical purpose, but I really like making art for art sake and taking time and having a good book like this one to guide me really is inspiring.
Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists
Experimental Techniques for Composition, Layering, Texture, Imagery, and Encaustic
Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists is a workshop-style book, oriented to the wide community of crafters and artists including those interested in paint, surface design, mixed media, and collage, which explores a wide variety of innovative and experimental paint techniques. Chapters cover composition, abstraction, texture, layering, using found objects, encaustic, integrating text, and adding digital imagery.
Ann Baldwin (Vallejo, CA) was born in London and lived there until 1990 when she came to live in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband. She began painting in 1991, after being a teacher of literature all of her working life. Within 18 months she was exhibiting landscapes in local juried shows.
Initially self-taught, she began studying art history, painting, color theory, drawing, and design she became known as an abstractionist, and later developed her text-and-image collages. As a full-time artist, she continues to break rules and experiment, currently with encaustic.
Click on the images to enlarge and read the full directions on how to create a photo-based painting. The directions are really clear and make it very easy. I think the outcome is really moving.
My question today is:
Do you have a trick for deciding when a mixed-media project is "done"?
I am finding this to be a bit of a challenge and I would love to know what others do.
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