The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed

The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed

Seth Apter

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 144031070X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Listen closely...can you hear it?

Can you hear the voices? Thoughts, insights, confessions from the creative community sharing ideas, trading secrets, venting frustrations; asking and answering questions such as, "What color rarely shows up in your work?" or "How do you express vulnerability in your art?" Or "What is one current trend that you wish would go away?" As artists, we are curious by nature and there is a longing to see inside the hearts and minds of artistic souls of our own kind. That is the beat of our lives - The Pulse of Mixed Media!

In this book - a complex survey of artists around the globe - there is much for you to discover:

Visual Insights: Many questions are answered not only in words, but often through visual art, and include self-portraits from 31 spotlight artists such as Pam Carriker, Danny Gregory and Judy Wise.

A diverse sampling of provocative questions: Over 100 artists share their thoughts on everything from color, media and tools, to emotions, secrets and self-revelations.

Insightful sidebar statistics: Data from thousands of participants collected through polls on the author's blog reveal a remarkable analysis of the creative community at large.

Indulge your inner voyeur and soak up some inspiration with The Pulse of Mixed Media today!

The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook

Yves Klein: 1928-1962 (Taschen Basic Art)

Masters of Art: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

William Blake on His Poetry and Painting

William Blake's Divine Comedy Illustrations: 102 Full-Color Plates














cohesive piece. On a recent visit to Asia, I was struck with a feeling of calm before the storm. On the surface there is a peacefulness … below the surface there is a crackling echo of a time past and a restraint that cannot be ignored. –Angela Cartwright Morning Light Conté Portrait Crayons. I’ve been sketching with them, using them under paint, adding them on top of paint … love them! –Pam Carriker What is your biggest pet peeve in terms of art? While some pet peeves focused on

–Orly Avineri God. –Patricia Larsen It’s me. Everything I express in my art is based on what I am feeling. It’s the hardest part and the greatest benefit of being your own boss. Whether I am creating art for myself or for a client, I always start with how I feel or what I want to say. It always comes back to me. –Linda Woods My father. He’s a retired art director and successful landscape painter. Growing up I always had some good exposure to both art and design. –Robert Maloney

putting it in my pocket for some future art project. –Patricia Larsen I love dots and circles. There are dots or circles on my socks, scarves, some home decor, tote bags, dishes and cups, even dishtowels. Dots and circles invariably end up in my paintings and collages. –Donna Watson I start off using a brush, but always end up using my fingers to paint. Then I end up having to wash a brush with globs of paint on it but needing to turn on the taps with my hands full of color. Sometimes I

and I have not been able to balance the important things in my life. Obstacles, though, have a nasty habit of feeding ones expression and creativity. –Karen Cole The biggest obstacle has been my fear and self-doubts. I have held back from approaching major galleries because I thought my paintings were not ready. It is only recently that I have started to approach a few galleries and submit my work. –Donna Watson The fact that I move so s-l-o-w-l-y. Sometimes I feel like I’m running

some shade of brown. When I paint, Raw Umber is my staple. –John Borrero Blue! I love blue, but in my own art, I am drawn to warmer colors, the colors of autumn, the colors of fields and trees, the colors of the earth. –Roxanne Evans Stout I hesitate to rule out any one color appearing in my work, but very rarely will I use pastels. I prefer a richer palette of gold, rust and browns, punctuated by turquoise, deep reds and green. –Leslie Marsh Most colors rarely show up in my work

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