Structure can be a good thing; there’s a time and a place for everything, after all. But when it comes to art, exploration is key to finding out how far you can take a painting―and how deeply you’re willing to express your vision. Some artists prefer to learn a single medium, and often simply have personal preferences for that chosen medium. And, of course, there are those of us who are curious to see how different mediums will work together; you can develop a completely different work of art when using a variety of mixed media techniques.
“There is an ever-expanding interest in exploring unconventional processes and approaches to establish aesthetic distinction in the marketplace,” says Lisa Cyr in the introduction of her book, Experimental Painting: Inspirational Approaches for Mixed Media Art. “For artists who are looking to push their work to a new level, this book will be a valuable resource and an ongoing source for creative inspiration.”
To kickstart your work, we’re offering a free excerpt from Cyr’s guide to mixed-media art. Click here to download Mixed Media: 3 Step-by-Step Lessons for Experimental Painting, where you’ll receive step-by-step lessons that will inspire your own creative expression.