Monday, January 19, 2015

Five Day Art Challenge: Day Four!

It's day four of my five day art challenge. Today's topic is about the use of inventive landscapes and environments with figurative works.

My mixed-media painting entitled Voyage to Michaelania (left top) is featured as a step-by-step demonstration in my book Experimental Painting (North Light Books) as well as Spectrum 18: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. African Dreamer (to the top right) has been featured in Incite2: Color Passions, The Best in Mixed Media (North Light Books) as well as Spectrum 19: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic ArtShown along the bottom is my mixed-media painting called The Dream, which was featured in the 2010 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles annual exhibit.

For instruction on Transforming the Surface with Mixed Media Painting Techniques, you can check out my recorded webinar available for download on It covers a striking array of creative approaches in which to alter and transform the mixed-media painting surface. Lushly painted passages and rich transitions employing resist, blotting, lift-off, dissolve, marbling, sponging, distressing, aging and printmaking techniques are shown in inventive combinations. Utilizing both traditional and unconventional tools and techniques, this webinar will certainly ignite the creative juices! 

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