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....
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.
Koo Schadler makes transfer paper in “any color of the rainbow,” using pigments or pastels, solvent and parchment paper. Find out how and why in "Ask the Experts."
The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery will present the "Outside in Ohio: A Century of Unexpected Genius" exhibition from July 26 - October 14, 2012, displaying the work of 18 Ohio artists who have never studied art.
Ephraim Rubenstein's news series of mixed media drawings of ancient temples and cathedrals harnesses the expressive power of the wax-resist method. Here, he shares a step-by-step demonstration of how he created Selinunte II (mixed media, 50x38). Don't miss this free demo of his work.
In September The Art Students League of New York will present a mixed media workshop hosted by Lisa L. Cyr where she'll demonstrate her mixed media techniques. Read here for registration information.
In the August 2012 issue of Watercolor Artist, five artists show you how they paint, pour, stencil, lift, spray and otherwise build complex layers of texture and meaning in their abstract watercolor paintings. Here, three more share their favorite tips and techniques for creating abstract art. Jane E. Jones ...