Working with color is what makes our art exciting, what gives it a mood, an energy, and a feeling. We may have our favorite palettes, but when we shake it up a bit and try something new, breakthroughs happen. It’s like seeing the world with new eyes. Exploring color is something artists naturally love to…
One thing that keeps me enamored with mixed-media art is texture. I love all the roughness, bumps, patina, and grit that give artwork depth. Visual texture has the same effect—there’s nothing I like more than lingering over a piece, taking in the layers of color, pattern, and shape. Texture is so much a part of mixed…
Have fun with mark making when you learn how to use a dip pen to add patterns and visual texture to your mixed-media art!
Winsor & Newton’s Masterclass series of art videos is a great (and free!) way to discover what’s on the market and broaden your spectrum…
Art inspiration from Danielle Donaldson, author of CreativeGirl. Discover how to work through the “hot mess” stage of your mixed-media art!
Learn how you can use kitchen staples such as salt and cinnamon to add texture and color to your mixed-media art!
Discover painting inspiration for art journaling!
A free mini-lesson on watercolor painting for beginners from Gina Rossi Armfield. Use this idea for your art journal and more!
Throughout “Incite 4: The Best of Mixed Media,” you’ll find plenty of inspiring pieces to awaken your own creative spirit.
Since acrylic is water-based, oil doesn’t seem like it would be a good partner–but you might be pleasantly surprised if you combine the two.