Journeys to Abstraction eBook

In Journeys to Abstraction you'll hear from 50 mixed media artists as they discuss their own artistic process and mixed media techniques for learning how to make abstract art. See 100 finished abstract paintings then learn the secrets to creating your own mixed media projects.
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You'll Love This Mixed Media eBook If:

  • You love hearing about the process & inspiration of fellow mixed media artists
  • You want to discover exciting new mixed media project ideas
  • You love mixing watercolor, collage, acrylics, colors & more media in different ways

In Journeys to Abstraction you'll hear from 50 mixed media artists as they discuss their own artistic process and mixed media techniques for learning how to make abstract art. See 100 finished abstract paintings then learn the secrets to creating your own mixed media projects. Author Sue St. John discusses the different kinds of media, design elements and demonstrates mixed media techniques for working with watercolor, collage, acrylics and color contrasts.

Sue St. John takes you step-by-step through 4 mixed media demonstrations helping you refine your own mixed media skills and develop your own mixed media ideas for creating abstract art. This book is great for beginning and intermediate mixed media artists looking to try something new.

In Journeys to Abstraction You'll Learn:

  • The top tips & techniques from 50 working mixed media artists
  • How to make the right choices when designing your abstract art piece
  • How to lay down shapes, create a stencil, apply masking to your canvas & more

A Word From the Author:

Have you ever been curious about another artist's process, and maybe even want to try it out yourself? Artists, myself included, learn from each other by observing how other artists do what they do. This book offers you the opportunity to peek through other artists' studio keyholes to view the creative process of abstract art. It is a source of ideas, techniques and methods from various abstract artists. Studying each artist's working processes can help you develop your own techniques for your abstract works. Then you can strike out on a path entirely of your own and develop your own style. — Sue St. John

Check Out This Free Excerpt From Journeys to Abstraction:

Gracie Rose McCay
Gingko Rain was created on Yupo, a white synthetic paper. I placed real gingko leaves cascading down the Yupo, then carefully stretched cobweb webbing over the entire sheet of paper, pinning it securely just at the edge of the paper. The webbing helped to hold down the leaves, although they still did not lie perfectly flat.

I dampened the webbing either by spraying or lightly touching with a wet brush. Then I chose my watercolor hues and mixed them for spraying. I chose the basic primary colors—red, blue and yellow—and sprayed the entire piece alternately with these. The colors mixed and blended on the piece, creating some secondary hues. Because the leaves were not fl at, paint ran under them and created some designs within the leaf shapes. When the paint and webbing were dry, I removed the webbing and the leaves.

About the Author:

Sue St. John is an Indiana-based painter with more than 20 years of experience. Specializing in abstract, Sue St. John paints in watercolor and acrylic as well as mixed media. She is a member of the Missouri Watercolor Society and the International Society of Experimental Artists. Her work has won numerous awards including First Place in the Louisiana River Road Show and the Paul B. Remmey, AWS, Memorial Award at the 2012 145th International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society.

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SKU Y3384
Product Type eBook
File Type PDF
Author/Designer Sue St. John
Technique Stencil
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