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
In 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.
Mixed Media Painting Workshop: Expressive Still Lifes with Annie O’Brien Gonzales
In 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.”
Mixed Media Painting Workshop: Expressive Abstracts with Annie O’Brien Gonzales
Abstract 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!
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.