Other Art Mediums Including Gouache Tempera Digital & Collage

Mosaic art created with eggshells

Beautiful and Diverse Ways to Use Mosaic Art

Mosaic art is fascinating to me. Mosaics are like handmade jigsaw puzzles, much like the ones my father and I loved to do together when I was a kid. It can become a relaxing task of placing small pieces together into a beautiful design.

Between (encaustic on wood panel) by Serena Barton. This piece borrows colors and an aged look from the pottery shards photograph.

Back Porch Inspiration | Wabi-Sabi Painting

Collage artist Serena Barton challenges artists to break free from a focus on precision and to embrace wabi-sabi—the Japanese philosophy of finding beauty in imperfection and transience—to make mixed-media art with a worn, timeless appeal. Follow Serena as she finds inspiration in her own backyard. “I took this picture on my first wabi-sabi walk...

silverpoint drawing by Koo Schadler

Drawing With Metalpoint, the Unsung Hero

Metalpoint (also known as silverpoint) is a fascinating medium that’s coming back into popularity. I happily root for the unsung hero, and since metalpoint isn’t mainstream (yet!), here are some perfect examples of what can be achieved in the medium from Drawing magazine.

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Mixed Media Collage | Brenda Swenson

Watercolorist Brenda Swenson shakes creative boredom by making colorful mixed-media collages. Here she shares her step-by-step process for San Juan Bautista Mission (watercolor collage on paper, 11×15). Read her article “Little Pieces of Color” in Watercolor Artist (June 2011).   Step 1: Drawing the Image on Watercolor Paper Consulting my reference photo (below), I...