Paint Lab: 52 Exercises inspired by Artists, Materials, Time, Place, and Method (Lab Series)

Paint Lab: 52 Exercises inspired by Artists, Materials, Time, Place, and Method (Lab Series)

Deborah Forman

Language: English

Pages: 136

ISBN: 1592537820

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Paint Lab is packed with unique and experimental techniques and ideas in painting. This hands-on book is organized into 52 units, which may, but don't need to be explored on a weekly basis. The labs can be worked on in any order, so that you can flip around to learn a new mixed-media technique or be inspired by a particular painting theme or application. The underlying message of this book is that, as an artist, you should learn and gain expertise through experimentation and play. There is no right or wrong result, rather you will find new forms of expression in your work and gain confidence in your skills.
Designed to inform and inspire new artists and rekindle passion for painting in experienced artists, this book offers a range of exercises broken down by theme: Who (artist-inspired), What (tools and materials), When (a time-based concept), Where (a sense of place), and How (inspired by a technique or method).  
Paint Lab is illustrated with brilliant full-color images and multiple examples of each exercise. This book offers you a visual, non-linear approach to learning painting techniques, and reinforces a fun and fearless approach to creating art.

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with marble dust that finishes hard to the touch. Hard molding paste has an endless amount of applications creating a stiff and bumpy texture in your painting. Molding paste can also be mixed with colored acrylic paint (fig. 5), yet it will tint the color with the white of the marble dust. You want to clean this off of your brushes and tools right away, because the paste sets quickly. Molding paste can be applied in heavy layers and is also great for creating thick peaked brushstrokes in an

increases the spatial depth of the overall piece. F • soft printing block • lino carving tools • water-based ink • brayer roller • plate for ink F • watercolor underpainting on paper or canvas F “Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.” 1 2 —Julia Cameron Loop, stamped print on gouache 68 Pai n t L ab 040-069_30625.indd 68 040-069_30625.indd 68 (Text) (Ray) (Fogra 29_WF)Job:05-30625 Title:RP-Paint Lab #175 Dtp:225 Page:68 5/31/13 2:40 PM 5/31/13 2:25 PM

who finds inspiration in the layers and patina of the city surrounding him. He uses some interesting techniques to build up the rich, evocative surfaces of his paintings. • canvas or watercolor paper (gessoed or sized, and with background painted) D • paper such as art papers, found paper, or old books Q r • archival adhesive such as PVA (polyvinyl-acetate) or water-based gel medium A t p o o I o lo s a e f o o • sandpaper (optional) • water-based paint (or oil paint if paper is sized)

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Faith Evans-Sills Amy B. Magaletti Sarah A. Redlich Jennifer H. Sands Leah S. Smith Ava Wood Maddy Wood Zimbiri Zimbiri 133 110-136_C69513.indd 133 110-136_30625.indd 133 (Text) (Ray) (Fogra 29_WF)Job:05-30625 Title:RP-Paint Lab 06-C69513 #175 Dtp:225 Page:133 6/11/13 6:41 PM 5/31/13 2:28 PM Photographer Credits © Art Directors & TRIP / Alamy, 118 (right) © The Artchives / Alamy, 36 (bottom, right) The Bridgeman Art Library/Getty Images, 122 (right); 124 © B

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