Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists

Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists by Ann Baldwin

Experimental Techniques for Composition, Layering, Texture, Imagery, and Encaustic

Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781592537471
Publisher: Quarry Books
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Whether you have formal training in painting or no experience at all, this new in paperback workshop-style book is the perfect guide for any artist interested in integrating the medium of paint into other types of artwork such as surface design, mixed media, collage, altered art, or art journaling. Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists explores a wide variety of innovative and experimental paint techniques that can add stunning visual impact and texture to many types of work.

—Develop your sense of composition and learn new approaches to abstract design.

—Experiment with texture effects, collage, inclusions, and encaustic.

—Learn how to use the latest new products to achieve magical effects.

—See how to use digital imagery, including how to do transfers with wax.

—Be inspired by the work of a wide variety of cutting edge, mixed-media artists and experimental painters.



Ann Baldwin was born in London, England, and lived there until 1990 when she came to live in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband. She began painting in 1991, after being a teacher of literature all of her working life. Within 18 months she was exhibiting landscapes in local juried shows. Initially self-taught, she began studying art history, painting, color theory, drawing and design, and became known as an abstractionist, and later developed her text-and-image collages. As a full-time artist, she continues to break rules and experiment, currently with encaustic.
Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781592537471
Illustrations: 250
Size: 8.5 in x 11 in x 0.375 in / 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm x 9.525 mm


Chapter 1: Getting Started

Chapter 2: How to Compose

Chapter 3: Approaches to Abstract Design

Chapter 4: Experiments in Texture

Chapter 5: Layering Paint and Found Images

Chapter 6: Combining Words and Paint

Chapter 7: Working with Encaustic Materials

Chapter 8: Using Digital Photographs in Mixed-Media Paintings

Chapter 9: Gallery of Special Projects

Contributing Artists


About the Author


Baldwin, Ann. Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists. Quarry: Quayside. 2009. c.144p. illus. ISBN 978-1-59253-456-2. $24.99. ART INSTRUCTION

Baldwin refreshingly sees abstract art as a childlike craft rather than as a fine art. She first teaches the basic rules of design and composition, then sets free with paint, crayons, photos, fabric and wax. This unique volume removes the pomposity from art and restores the simple joy inherent to its creation.  -- Library Journal, July 2009