There is an ever-growing interest in exploring unconventional materials, surfaces, and techniques to create distinction, and there is no other in-depth book on the subject of experimentation. Readers looking for an edge and want to push their work further will find this book a valuable resource and source for inspiration. It covers experimental, mixed media painting techniques and approaches in art making, and serves as a follow-up to the successful "Art Revolution", featuring much more in-depth process demonstrations that highlight specific techniques. The book also features new works by the author in a range of subject matter.
From the Author
Experimental Painting investigates exploratory methodologies, techniques and approaches in mixed media art. Throughout the highly visual book, many exciting in-depth demonstrations are featured, documenting cutting-edge mixed media painting processes from concept to final execution. To offer an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques are covered in a range of subject matter. Conceptual and thematic approaches include using symbolism, metaphor and allegory, incorporating pluralism and non-linear storytelling, utilizing automatism and freeform painting and employing costuming, props and theatrical settings. Developing works in multiples and in a series is also included. In addition, special sections on creative exploration unfold the playful act of experimentation, utilizing alternative tools, materials and techniques. By divulging into the myriad applications of mixed media painting, the creative process is reignited, opening up a gateway for artistic works to grow and flourish.
To assist artists in venturing out on their own creative path with a unique voice and vision, topics on nurturing the creative spirit within, developing personal content through journalism, embracing a multidisciplinary mindset and creating message-driven art provide insight into the development of an artistic personality. The book closes with a chapter on creative self-promotion, revealing the latest marketing and presentation strategies for the working artist. There is an ever-expanding interest in exploring unconventional processes and approaches to establish aesthetic distinction in the marketplace. For artists that are looking to push their work to a new level, this book will be a valuable resource and an ongoing source for creative inspiration.
Let the evolutionary journey begin!
Lisa L. Cyr