Expressive Mixed Media Painting Workshops

Are you looking to add a unique, expressive feel to your mixed media paintings? Maybe you have ideas for landscape paintings, or still lifes but don’t want to take a traditional route. Have you wanted to try your hand at abstract painting but don’t know where to begin? Three new mixed media videos from Annie O’Brien Gonzales for ArtistsNetwork.tv will give you exactly the boost you need to begin your expressive mixed media paintings!

Mixed Media Painting Workshop: Expressive Landscapes with Annie O’Brien Gonzales

S8094_Landscape.inddIn Mixed Media Painting Workshop: Expressive Landscapes, Annie teaches you, and student Amy Jones, how to create two expressive landscape paintings by first using photographs for inspiration and then turning them into unique compositions with gorgeous colors. You’ll learn techniques for creating a glowing underpainting, adding mixed media elements such as collage and mark making, and for adding luscious acrylic painted layers.

Find out more about this video, including a complete materials list, at NorthLightShop.com and ArtistsNetwork.tv.

 

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Mixed Media Painting Workshop: Expressive Still Lifes with Annie O’Brien Gonzales

S8095_StillLifes.inddIn Mixed Media Painting Workshop: Expressive Still Lifes, Annie demonstrates how to create mixed media still life paintings that feature personalized objects and images that are meaningful to you. Combine those personal objects with expressive brushstrokes and a unique color palette and you’ll end up with a still life painting as unique as you are. Along the way, Annie will show you, and student Amy Jones, how to create a guide to your painting, how to add collage, mixed media marks with Gelatos and NeoColor II crayons, and finally how to add acrylic painted layers. You’ll also get tips for critiquing your painting to understand if it’s “finished.”

 

Find out more about this video, including a complete materials list, at NorthLightShop.com or on ArtistsNetwork.tv.

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Mixed Media Painting Workshop: Expressive Abstracts with Annie O’Brien Gonzales

S8096_Abstracts.inddAbstract painting can sometimes seem confusing but with Mixed Media Painting Workshop: Expressive Abstracts, Annie O’Brien Gonzales makes abstract painting both fun and achievable. Annie demonstrates how to create three types of underpainting styles, followed by techniques for creating three types of abstracts: a grid, a cruciform and an organic style. By planning the style and expressive color scheme, you’ll be well on your way to abstract painting success!

Find out more about this video, including a complete materials list, at NorthLightShop.com and ArtistsNetwork.tv.

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About the Artist

Annie O’Brien Gonzales is a full-time professional painter in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She shows her work in galleries and shows, and teaches painting workshops at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, at Ghost Ranch, in her studio and in other venues across the country. She is the author of Bold Expressive Painting: Painting Techniques for Still Lifes, Florals and Landscapes in Mixed Media (North Light, 2016). Visit Annie at her website, AnnieOBrienGonzales.com.

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One Response to Expressive Mixed Media Painting Workshops

  1. AdrianK says:

    Annie O’brien Gonzales is a wonderful teacher. I have been watching the video, ” Expressive Still Lifes Mixed Media Painting Workshop” over and over again because it is such a great tool for creating a still life mixed media painting.
    Annie goes step by step, from creating a still life set up, to the importance of a quick sketch using just simple lines and shapes, making a color palette right under the sketch, choosing collage papers that line up with those decisions and soon the painting is underway!
    This video shows clearly how to make decisions on how to create contrast in shape, color and line. How to use collage as a guide for your under painting. The importance of painting in blocks of color loosely and how to play with stencils for texture interest. I do not feel rushed when I see Annie painting, but I see her getting a lot done because she has a plan.
    I never thought that painting or creating this kind of art needed much thought. I always thought that somehow I would know intuitively what to do next. Unfortunately, not having an art education is seriously holding me back from that kind of confidence.
    Confidence in any kind of work only comes with practice, and now I have a guide that makes sense to me. I know Annie O’brien Gonzales has a lot of experience and I am so glad she has shared some of that is this well made video.

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