Synopses & Reviews
Whether you have formal training in painting or no experience at all, this new in paperback workshop-style book is the perfect guide for any artist interested in integrating the medium of paint into other types of artwork such as surface design, mixed media, collage, altered art, or art journaling. Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists explores a wide variety of innovative and experimental paint techniques that can add stunning visual impact and texture to many types of work.
—Develop your sense of composition and learn new approaches to abstract design.
—Experiment with texture effects, collage, inclusions, and encaustic.
—Learn how to use the latest new products to achieve magical effects.
—See how to use digital imagery, including how to do transfers with wax.
—Be inspired by the work of a wide variety of cutting edge, mixed-media artists and experimental painters.
Baldwin, Ann. Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists. Quarry: Quayside. 2009. c.144p. illus. ISBN 978-1-59253-456-2. $24.99. ART INSTRUCTION
Baldwin refreshingly sees abstract art as a childlike craft rather than as a fine art. She first teaches the basic rules of design and composition, then sets free with paint, crayons, photos, fabric and wax. This unique volume removes the pomposity from art and restores the simple joy inherent to its creation. -- Library Journal, July 2009
About the Author
Ann Baldwin was born in London, England, 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, and 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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: How to Compose
Chapter 3: Approaches to Abstract Design
Chapter 4: Experiments in Texture
Chapter 5: Layering Paint and Found Images
Chapter 6: Combining Words and Paint
Chapter 7: Working with Encaustic Materials
Chapter 8: Using Digital Photographs in Mixed-Media Paintings
Chapter 9: Gallery of Special Projects
About the Author