Mixed Media

Peony (mixed media) by Sandrine Pelissier | Demo at ArtistsNetwork.com

Try This: A Mixed-Media Painting In 4 Steps

The idea of painting can be overwhelming for beginners, especially those who are new to drawing. But don’t let that hold you back. There are ways to learn how to paint with watercolor so that you can convey a message, evoke a certain feeling or simply paint a subject expressively and loosely, without feeling...

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Face Time: Myrna Wacknov Self-Portrait Gallery

Around the time watercolor artist-turned-mixed-media-artist Myrna Wacknov began painting experimental portraits, she hit upon a way to streamline the effort that has since provided an endless opportunity for inventive exploration: self-portraiture. “I was teaching a workshop in advanced portraiture, and one of the lessons was about the face and hands,” she says. “The previous lesson...

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How to Tone a Canvas With Acrylic Medium

In the summer issue of Acrylic Artist, Filomena Booth shares the story of how her Plan B turned into her life’s passion for painting when she was denied her first choice of college coursework. That “disappointment” taught Booth early on that trusting her intuition (that she needed a Plan B, just in case) would...

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Katherine Chang Liu: Mixed Media Collage

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.”

Hope (pastel) by Libby January

Fast, Flexible, Forgiving Pastels | Libby January

Many artists yearn to express themselves in a freer, less representational way. One such artist is Libby January. The former primary school teacher, whose lifelong love of art took her back to college as a mature student, faced a long struggle to find an approach that satisfied her creative needs. “I did a lot...