Unlock the secrets to gorgeous, expressive, unforgettable color! Finding color combinations that not only work but excite the eye is one of the greatest challenges artists face. This updated and expanded 30th anniversary edition of the North Light classic Exploring Color teaches artists of all mediums and skill levels how to use and control color in their artwork and shows how exhilarating and enjoyable the ride can be. Popular art instructor and best-selling author Nita Leland will help you take any artwork you make to new color heights. Memorable paintings from more than 30 contributing artists are inside towill inspire you, along with 75+ hands-on exercises, 8 step-by-step demonstrations and countless nuggets of color knowledge--all in your own private workshop! Learn how to master color mixing, assemble the perfect palette for your artistic goals, select just the right color scheme, and communicate color in a way that elevates your designs way beyond the ordinary. Start a handy journal to keep track of your discoveries, with customized mixtures, color wheels, reference charts and other tools designed to uncover your color personality and help you work with color more efficiently. Nita knows that the quest for perfect color can be fun, and it can be yours. So stop guessing, and start exploring! "Beautiful color is no happy accident. Color can be learned." --Nita Leland
Overcome your artist's block and explore what drives you artistically! Artist and teacher Nita Leland shows how to be creative in daily life to develop and strengthen your natural curiosity, flexibility, independence and playfulness--all with the end-goal of creating more inspired, unique personal artwork. Enjoy a variety of fun activities designed to exercise your creative muscle, including how to make an autobiographical collage, creating an idea jar for when you need a random jumpstart, and how to make "dull" subjects more interesting. Learn to push your creative boundaries by trying new methods in dozens of types of media including paper crafts, Japanese brush painting, creative quilting, inventive photography, grown-up finger painting, monotype and more. 110+ activities that inspire creativity Artists of all skill levels and mediums can tap into their creativity through exciting techniques and exercises Inspirational tips and advice for taking creative risks to make more meaningful artistic statements Inspiring art from 100 contributing fine artists and crafters in every medium coaching readers to creative success
Marks from the Matrix Normal Editions Workshop Collaborative Limited Edition Prints 1976-2006 highlights contemporary artwork created by artists at Normal Edition Workshop (NEW). Founded in 1976 at Illinois State University, NEW is a distinctive, nonprofit print research facility affiliated closely with the School of Art within the College of Fine Arts and the educational mission of the University.Marks from the Matrix is edited by Richard D. Finch, Professor and Director of NEW and Veda M. Rives, Associated Director of NEW, with contributions by Mark Pascale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at The Art Institute of Chicago; David Keister, Master Printer and Visiting Artist Professor, Grand Valley State University; Buzz Spector, Professor and Chair, Cornell University Department of Art; and James D. Butler, Distinguished Professor of Art, Illinois State University.Staff members have collaborated with more than 100 artists to produce more than 200 limited print editions. These artists, who come from a wide variety of fine arts disciplines, include emerging talents and individuals with national and international standings. Many of the prints can be found in public and private collections including major collections around the world.NEW celebrates its 30th anniversary in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the University. This publication catalogues the accomplishments of this workshop and provides insightful commentary on the subject of printmaking and artists who explore the medium for its expressive potentials. As such, Marks from the Matrix is intended to become an important research tool for students and scholars in the field.
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