Discover Mixed Media: Collage Sculpture Projects & Techniques

Combining different art materials to arrive at your own creative destination has never been so much fun. Whatever your vision for your own mixed media art projectsmixed media painting, mixed media collage—you’re certain to develop it here. Mixed media art techniques and ideas are just a click away!

Journeys to Abstraction Preview

Here’s a sneak preview from Sue St. John’s new book, Journeys to Abstraction. Read artist Lana Grow’s essay about her process on the image below. I had a special memory in mind when I created this piece. We have a cabin up in northern Minnesota and often enjoy lovely sunsets there....

WHO INSPIRES YOU? LEAVE A COMMENT • WIN A BOOK!

From Tonia Davenport over at CreateMixedMedia.com. Who has inspired YOU to DREAM BIG? Nominate him or her in the comments section over at createmixedmedia.com for a chance to win an ORIGINAL PIECE OF ART FOR THAT PERSON and a FREE copy of Desire to Inspire! Read on for the details…. There are...

How to Photograph a Painting, Step by Step

Professional art photographers Ric Deliantoni and Al Parrish shoot paintings, craft and woodworking projects for F+W Media’s book lines and magazines. Here they guide you on how to photograph your own painting, step by step. Read more about taking professional-quality photographs of your paintings and the equipment you need in the October 2011 issue...

Lincoln (acrylic, 13x13) from Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama (Alfred A. Knopf, 2010), illustrated by Loren Long

Loren Long | Illustrations in Acrylic and Charcoal

Illustrator and author Loren Long earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design/art studio from the University of Kentucky, followed by graduate studies in illustration at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Before settling into a career of illustrating and writing picture books, he already had a client...

Working from Reference Materials

"I wish I’d thought of that!" Most of us, at some time, have expressed this sentiment when viewing the creative work of another. What we do with this thought, however, can turn simple admiration into plagiarism. When it comes to art, imitation isn’t a form of flattery—it’s copyright infringement.