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Daring Adventures in Paint: Find Your Flow, Trust Your Path, and Discover Your Authentic Voice-Techniques for Painting, Sketching, and Mixed Media


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Daring Adventures in Paint is a colorful, whimsical adventure of a book that explores inspirational paint and mixed-media techniques. Written by the well-loved artist/illustrator/blogger Mati Rose McDonough, this book's approach to making art is a bit like uncovering a hidden treasure, a treasure that resides within each aspiring artist. Through a myriad of both practical applications and creative exercises, Mati shows artists how to "find their magic"—the place of confidence from which they can access the vision of what they want to share with the world.

About the Author

Mati Rose McDonough is an artist and illustrator who lives in San Francisco, CA, where she regularly encounters lucky elephants, talking birds and a mysterious girl who always wears feathers in her hair. These creatures of mystery and grace remind Mati daily that no one is too old for magic or too young for beauty, so she paints their stories in paint, fabric, found paper and canvas for fans of hope and adventure all over our dear world. When she’s not covered in paint you can find her biking to the ocean, drinking tea and searching for colorful baubles of inspiration to share with you. Mati studied painting at the California College of the Arts and has had many shows around the country. Mati has taught around the country at Art Nest in Utah, Artful Journey in California and Toscana Americana in Italy. She is represented by Lilla Rogers Studio in illustration and licensing and has had her art published on Patagonia shirts, featured in Pier 1, University Game boards, Madison Park Greeting products and Oopsy Daisy canvases. Mati has also been included in several magazines and books including features in Artful Blogging magazine and The Handmade Marketplace book.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Beginning Your Journey - Finding Inspiration; Creating Your Painted Background

Chapter 2: Navigating Your Route - Trusting Your Path; Creating a Patchwork Paper Collage

Chapter 3: Setting Sail - Show the World Your Magic; A Silver-Leafing Exercise

Chapter 4: Staying the Course - Follow Your Compass; Exploring Doily Stencils

Chapter 5: Anchoring - Finding Your Voice; Transferring Your Sketches to Paint

Chapter 6: Finding Flow - Filling Up the Well; Collaborating with Another Artist

Chapter 7: Treasures - Telling Your Story; Dropping into Your Own Narrative

Chapter 8: Tying it All Together - Layering Your Painting With All the Techniques


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Product Details

Mcdonough, Mati Rose
Quarry Books
McDonough, Mati Rose
Crafts-Tole Painting and Decoupage
Art-Painting General
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Trade Paper
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9 x 8.5 in

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