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Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists: Experimental Techniques for Composition, Layering, Texture, Imagery, and Encaustic

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  • Posted July 18, 2014

    Packed-in Creativity

    Ann Baldwin has done an outstanding job with this book showing different techniques for mixed media. I'm a newbie in this art form and her explanations are like nuggets of gold. The photographs shown will knock your socks off with their brilliance of colors. This artist knows what's she's doing. If you're looking for expert advice in layering, balance, painting, etc. this is your go to book. My copy has sticky notes through out for references. I love it!

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  • Posted March 15, 2010

    An Excellent Tool

    Of all the instructional books I have read on this subject, this book is the best. The most inspiring aspect is that the author, Ann Baldwin, is self-taught. Seriously, I have taken art classes at my local art gallery and area colleges, but have learned more from this book. Very excited and inspired to start working on a new piece.

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  • Posted February 7, 2010

    A Great Way to Learn Layering, Texture, and Imagery

    There are many things I like about this book. First, it is a spiral bound book with a solid book spine. This makes the book easy to leave open while you work, yet the title on the spine makes the book easy to find on a shelf. The cover is lovely and I display the book in my home office.

    I love photography and Ann uses her photography in her mixed-media projects; what an inspiration. She shows you her own art and therefore shows you how her projects look at different stages. This helped me because it is nice to know that she fiddles with her layout as she progresses (just like I do). She has a plan but isn't afraid to modify it for final composition.

    Her work is somewhat abstract and she uses a color palette of which, I'm fond. Stop by a B&N store and flip through this book. You will find yourself at the checkout stand fairly quickly.

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  • Posted August 2, 2009

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    Be Sure to Read the Beige Boxes

    I took a class from Ann Baldwin and while I enjoyed the hands-on experience very much this book was actually better. She has incorporated every detail that anyone might need in the creation of a mixed media piece. For example, there are notes about getting extra H2O off your brush, how to analyze a piece if you think it's boring, putting a piece of wood behind your canvas when gluing, etc. The tips and advice in the beige boxes are really valuable. Her discussions of media, paper, glues etc. are helpful too. My only criticism is that all the examples of finished work belong to the author. Her work is beautiful but I would have liked more diversity.

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