Acrylic Expressions

Author: Staci Swider
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440344480
Format: PDF, ePub
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Your artwork is your voice, as unique as your fingerprints, and Acrylic Expressions shows you how to paint and express your authentic self. Learn to create a consistent and individualized body of work through workshop-styel instruction and creative prompts. Discover how to paint intuitively by uncovering meaningful personal symbols and distilling them into a visual vocabulary. Then combine your interpretation and personal inspiration as you use acrylic paints and other materials to create textural, expressive, abstract works of art.

Painting with Mixed Media

Author: Paula Guhin
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811748839
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How to use painting mediums such as acrylic, watercolor, oil paint, ink, tempera, and pastels in combination with glazes, gesso, wax, and other materials for use in collages, scrapbooks, memory boxes, photo albums, and individual art pieces.

Collage Fusion

Author: Alma de la Melena Cox
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781600613302
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Unleash vibrant collage creations using a new process: Telamadera Fusion Collage Fusion shows you how to create meaningful art with your favorite mediums—including fabrics, paint, papers, encaustic and so much more—using the Telamadera Fusion process. Artist Alma de la Melena Cox combined the Spanish words for fabric (tela) and wood (madera) to express the combination of vibrantly colored materials that make up this beautiful technique. Clear step-by-step photos and instruction guide you through 20 techniques including how to use a wood-burning tool to add lines and details, working with fabric and paints, and incorporating beads, personal. 10 projects teach you how to incorporate Telamadera Fusion into other art forms, including encaustic, jewelry-making, quilting and more. Finished art pieces for all techniques and projects along with inspirational galleries are sure to spark your creativity. Let Collage Fusion inspire your collage creations!

Intuitive Painting Workshop

Author: Alena Hennessy
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440342400
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Learn to combine art techniques with spirit as you discover your very own personal process of making marks. 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. This process, first taught by Alena Hennessey in her popular course. A Year of Painting, will help you through a timely expressive exerciswe for each month, along with seasonal check-ins."--Back cover.

If You Can Doodle You Can Paint

Author: Diane Culhane
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631594060
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Doodle your way into a big painting! Doodling is really just mark making . . . marks that happen when you are otherwise occupied. These intuitive marks that flow from you naturally while you are doodling are an expression of your true style, like your handwriting. This book looks at our doodles as resources; treasures from which we can create full-sized paintings. Even if you don't consider yourself a doodler, the exercises and techniques in this book will give you a fun way to tap into your personal style, the voice that comes from deep inside. Through the exercises in this book, you will dig into your creative life to find a style that is authentically yours. The invitation starts with a pencil as you work through automatic and specific doodle assignments. Eventually, you will learn how to size up and combine these doodles into larger compositions. Then, you will begin mixing it up with watercolor paints and, finally, with acrylic paints. We will: - Dig for treasure/doodle - Observe, arrange, and study - Make folded books for doodle-ready surfaces - Copy your images with hand/eye coordination - Scan and enlarge your doodles - Add color combinations with colored pencil and acrylic paint - Create compositional grid paintings, and - Create a large complete painting!

Acrylic Color Explorations

Author: Chris Cozen
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440340772
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Star Branch Spiral Fan

Author: Yellena James
Publisher:
ISBN: 1631591495
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Nature's design magic is a balancing act found in its perfect ratios. The sections of this sketchbook - Star, Branch, Spiral, and Fan - focus on four of those disceptively simple design principles and why they work"--

Thinking About Art

Author: Penny Huntsman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118905202
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Thinking about Art explores some of the greatest works of art and architecture in the world through the prism of themes, instead of chronology, to offer intriguing juxtapositions of art and history. The book ranges across time and topics, from the Parthenon to the present day and from patronage to ethnicity, to reveal art history in new and varied lights. With over 200 colour illustrations and a wealth of formal and contextual analysis, Thinking about Art is a companion guide for art lovers, students and the general reader, and is also the first A-level Art History textbook, written by a skilled and experienced teacher of art history, Penny Huntsman. The book is accompanied by a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/thinkingaboutart.

Bold Expressive Painting

Author: Annie O'Brien Gonzales
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440338601
Format: PDF, Docs
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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!