Loosen up and nurture your colorful spontaneous expression!Bold Expressive Painting offers the fresh approach you're been looking for. Working in acrylic or oil, negative shape painting, you will learn the expressive approach to creating personal work that reflect your emotions and passions using techniques such as gesture painting, and intuitive painting.

In addition to 10 stepped-out projects you'll also learn:methods of handling vibrant color, stamps and monoprintingRelease realism and embrace a colorful and new personal, stencils, creating a personal palette and trying out new composition formatsWays to develop innovative compositions by incorporating personal symbols and imageryHow to breath exciting new life into previous workTechniques for working with collage, expressionist style! .

Through step-by-step projects, learn to paint traditional subjects--still lifes, florals and landscapes--in a loose, modern and sometimes whimsical way.

The Joy of Acrylic Painting: Expressive Painting Techniques for Beginners

This guide offers an engaging, streamlined approach for any beginner, but especially those who--due to life detours or lack of time--had previously postponed their artistic aspirations. If now is your time to pursue creative fulfillment, then this is the book to ease your way. Strategies for gathering resonant ideas and inspirationpractical advice, such as when to splurge and where to save on painting suppliesMixed-media techniques for creating character in your paintingsInspiration from Expressionist masters, still life, including ways to use their work as a jumping-off point for your own original paintingsPLUS 8 fabulous start-to-finish painting projects--landscapes, figures and abstracts .

Along the way, she experienced the pleasures and the pitfalls of learning to paint. But not until 30 years later--after raising a family and working "a real job"--did she get serious about painting. In these pages, she channels it all to help others discover or re-discover The Joy of Acrylic Painting. With special emphasis on the elements of color, pattern and texture, these lessons give you a jump-start on painting with feeling.

In a fun, instantly gratifying style, Gonzales combines the forgiveness of acrylics with the approachability of expressive painting. Now is the time to pursue creative fulfillment! Annie O'Brien Gonzales felt a passion for art from an early age.


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This exciting book is an in-depth expansion of Lynn's class called Big Bold Bloom Wild Painting, with additional content. Expressive flower painting covers mark making, working from life, how to do "spin drawings, " color methods, layering techniques, painted backgrounds, and how to successfully combine a wide variety of media for the maximum effect.

Lynn whipple paints wildly and in small to large formats with a combination of acrylic paint, charcoal, and colorful soft pastel. Expressive flower painting presents a range of creative painting exercises that help readers develop vibrant nature paintings. It's not intimidating, immediate, and yet the paintings are colorful, be loose, and joyful and speak to the artist's desire to play, and to create freely.

. Quarry Books. Get nose to bloom with one of the most beloved subjects of painters for generations of artists with Expressive Flower Painting and master pedals, stems, colors, and more. It's almost always one of the first things someone tries to paint--center, in shops, voila! Expressive Flower Painting's exercises have a loose, petals, contemporary style the likes of which you'd see in galleries, stem, free, and even on clothing and home design goods.

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Then, you will begin mixing it up with watercolor paints and, finally, with acrylic paints. In if you can doodle, arrange, you can paint we will:dig for treasure/doodleobserve, and studyMake folded books for doodle-ready surfacesCopy your images with hand/eye coordinationScan and enlarge your doodlesAdd color combinations with colored pencil and acrylic paintCreate compositional grid paintings, andCreate a large complete painting!So what are you waiting for? Grab some pens and paints and get creative! Quarry Books.

Quarry. The advice and exercises in if you can Doodle, You Can Paint helps you dig into your creative life to find a style that is authentically yours. If you can doodle, you can paint was named one of library journal’s best crafts & diy Books of 2017! If You Can Doodle, Your Can Paint looks at the small, impromtu doodles we make on a daily basis as resources; treasures from which we can create full-sized paintings.

Even if you don't consider yourself a doodler, the exercises and techniques in this book will give you a fun way to tap into your personal style. The invitation starts with a pencil as you work through doodle assignments. Eventually, you will learn how to size up and combine these doodles into larger compositions.

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In addition to watching yourself grow through seven different stepped-out flower projects, how to carve your own stamps, how to get unstuck from the mud, you'll learn basic design elements, cut your own stencils and more. A sampling of what you'll add to your creative toolshed:techniques for creating a wide variety of flower shapesThe know-how to incorporate key design elements into your floral paintingsHow to absorb inspiration beyond the garden to include your favorite symbols, intentions and storiesTips and advice from over a dozen established artists--each with a unique floral style Nurture today what's waiting to bloom within you with Painted Blossoms! Quarry Books.

. Do you long to cultivate more creative joy in your painting?Flowers are organic, wonderfully forgiving subjects. North Light Books. Quarry. Each one is unique; you can't paint one wrong! Painted Blossoms will encourage you to welcome creativity with ease as you discover ways to tend the garden within.


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Every flower you paint will be unique, personal, and fresh from your imagination! Let your imagination blossom! Quarry Books. North Light Books. Never again will you be stuck for ideas or dependent on a photo. Paint around them and watch the flowers emerge!Add patterns in pen to create a lovely, faux collage effect.

With plenty of mixed-media techniques throughout for building up luscious texture and color, even beginners can achieve happy results. Discover a fresh, painting imaginary flowers features a simple, fun approach to painting unique flowers! Forgo reference photos and discover a more organic and joyful way of painting! With its friendly step-by-step format, three-stage approach to creating flowers only you can make.

. Drop in color ink, watercolor or fluid acrylics to create abstract backgrounds full of beautiful textures and "blooms. Just like spotting shapes in the clouds, search for shapes in your background that suggest blossoms and leaves. Ten demonstrations show the versatility of this approach--from large-format pieces, to work in a series, and even Zen doodle landscapes.

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Quarry. Patti mollica's mindful approach will lead you to better, bolder results, as well as greater confidence and joy in the process. In this book, artist and workshop teacher Patti Mollica walks you through surprisingly simple and efficient strategies for achieving that kind of powerful composition, whatever your subject.

North Light Books. Complete with timed exercises and start-to-finish painting demonstrations, this book is for any artist who feels overwhelmed by where to start or daunted by the urge to paint everything in sight. Bold exciting powerful a new level of artistic expression! Every artist strives to achieve the kind of painting that commands attention from across the room and delights the eye up close.

So load your palette with ample paint, paint loose, grab some fat brushes and get ready to paint fast, paint bold. Start with a strong, simple value statementGet expressive with colorBe brave with your brushwork5 technique exercises5 start-to-finish painting demonstrationsPaint fearlessly! Quarry Books.

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North Light Books. A quick-start guide to beautifully layered and textured abstracts! While there are many approaches to painting abstract art, Jodi Ohl's philosophy is to simply start. North Light Books. Quarry. In this book, the successful, self-taught artist helps you "dive in with an open mind and fearless heart.

Everything inside is geared toward kick-starting your creativity:An exciting series of 22 fun-to-follow, step-by-step projects. A tantalizing variety of approaches and inspirations for applying and manipulating paint, ink, crayons, paper, pencils, photos and more. Quick and loose exercises for building a library of ideas, color palettes, patterns and designs to use in future paintings.

Loads of practical advice, including how to stock your studio without going broke, the five must-haves mediums, and how to finish and protect your artwork. For beginners eager to get to the "good stuff" and for artists looking to expand their repertoire, it just doesn't get any better. Every action-packed page will have you trying something new and pushing your boundaries! make marbled acrylic skins * Add a stain * Discover instant gratification with Yupo paper * Achieve the wonderfully aged look of image transfers * Play with graffiti-style art * Experiment with gel mediums * Incorporate non-commercial add-ins like eggshells and netting * Create incredible abstract landscapes and cityscapes * And so much more! Quarry Books.

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With an adventurous, anything-goes attitude to expressing herself, she is just as likely to use a celery stem, a sewing machine or a cardboard tube as she is a brush, a palette knife or her own hands. Quarry. Setting the tone with her upbeat vibe and joyful use of color, Missigman pushes you to find your own beautiful artistic "fingerprint" to create work that is interesting, full of life and distinctly yours.

. And above all, to embrace the journey. Discover the marks for your most authentic art! Mixed-media artist Rae Missigman identifies herself as a "mark-maker. Ever in the forefront of her art, organic shapes and graphic marks are what give her work a sense of authenticity. You'll become an explorer as you draw with your non-dominant hand, stamp with your own handcrafted organic ink, create "blindly" using resists, and follow other creative prompts to widen and shape your artistic world.

The shapes you choose to etch in your work, free flowing and heartfelt, are a part of what makes the art your own. North Light Books. Whether you're just starting your creative adventure or you're looking to break through to the next level, Paint, Play, Explore will set you in motion. You'll become a tinkerer as you recycle and repurpose, striving to turn something ordinary into something extraordinary.

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Each chapter presents a new subject--you may paint a tree, collage a landscape or use sgraffito to create a scene. Perfect for you no matter what your skill level or style, this guide does not have to be read in order. Mixed media art storytelling with powerful Results!Storytelling Art Studio is the guide that will show you how to create mixed media art that tells impactful stories.

. North Light Books. Quarry. Simply choose what you would like to do and go for it! you might:paint and collage trees and landscapesCreate a romantic scene with sgraffitoAdd color to black and white photographsAlter a book pageCreate a family tree with ephemeraAnd much, much more!10 projects and 10 inspiration exercises! Quarry Books.

North Light Books. It's a creative guide for mining your own life to manifest imaginary worlds, emotional narratives and clever characters. You will begin with inspirational warm-up exercises, then learn how to do it with a step-by-step demonstration and even get to see alternate versions of the piece that explore the magic and impact of different choices.

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Determining when to introduce a calming color or when to turn the color volume up is a skill that can be developed through practice and intention, and with Acrylic Color Explorations you will learn how to do both!Learn 33 techniques for incorporating and developing color in your paintings. Explore practical color basics with exercises and color challenges that will help you determine your color "voice.

Discover secrets to mastering any creative color situation with 9 contributing artists!Embrace your true color voice today! Quarry Books. Quarry. Not only will you achieve a basic understanding of color and pigments, but author Chris Cozen will also guide you through a personal exploration of color in 30 exercises using acrylic paint.

Go beyond the red-yellow-blue understanding of the color wheel by exploring the work of several artists who work with color in unique ways. Discover your true color voice!acrylic Color Explorations will have you seeing the world around you in a new way as color theory becomes engaging, easy-to-understand and fun.

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