In Chang Liu’s mixed-media work, her titles come first—a word or phrase that provokes a visual image. She wants the final painting to express the thought she began with, to condense the narrative into “one breath.”
Learn the difference between DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras, and the benefits of both for artists who combine photography and fine art.
From the time I was young, I loved taking scissors and paper and cutting out shapes; everything from snowflakes at Christmas time (which I still do), to cutting and pasting rudimentary collages. The kind of creativity that comes from paper, scissors and paste is fun and can be so freeing. I wasn’t alone. My...
Printmaking is a fascinating way to make marks in mixed-media art. And Traci Bautista fearlessly explores ways to use unexpected objects to create new designs.
I hope you don’t mind if I veer slightly off the path of traditional painting and drawing instruction today and share with you some collage advice from ArtistsNetwork.com’s sister site, ClothPaperScissors.com, “where mixed-media artists come to play.”
Stencils are a gift from above for some of us, and Mary Beth Shaw knows not only the value of their use, but also how to teach it to others. Shaw is the author of Stencil Girl: Mixed-Media Techniques for Making and Using Stencils.
Richard Stephens challenged readers to create two 11×14-inch or larger watercolor paintings of any subject and in any style in 90 minutes, thereby loosening up along the way. View the prizewinning watercolor painting in Watercolor Artist's Creativity Workshop challenge here!
Nick Alm is the grand prize winner for Two Lovers (below; oil, 40×30). Continue reading to view the first places and honorable mentions in the categories for Watercolor; Pastel; Acrylic; Graphite, Charcoal and Ink; Colored Pencil; Mixed Media and Collage; Oil and Oil Pastel.
This week’s Jen’s Pick takes us back to ancient 2008, but there’s nothing dated about the excellent instruction in these two videos. In these video workshops on acrylic collage, Merle Rosen takes a looser, more dynamic approach to painting and mixed media, by incorporating unconventional painting techniques, materials and collaged elements into her work....
See a painting demo by mixed media artist Sandrine Pelissier, showing how she created her newspaper collage, acrylic & ink piece, Recycling Life, a winner in The Artist's Magazine's 2013 All Media Art Competition.
Anne Kubitsky shares the story behind her inspiring "Look for the Good" project, in which she invites everyday people to share a glimmer of gladness with her, and the world.