Ever since the pioneering collages of Picasso and Braque, mixed-media works have held a respected place in fine art painting. Now award-winning painter Mike Bernard offers artists a hands-on introduction to the boundless possibilities opened up by combining paint with abstract paper shapes, textured papers, newspaper clippings, fabrics, and other unusual materials. With step-by-step photographs of several works in the making, he takes the reader inside the creative process, from preliminary sketches to final results, with detailed explanations of every technique he uses. Includes a beautiful gallery of the author’s works. New in paperback.
Mike Bernard's various art studies include time at the Royal Academy schools. He has exhibited at the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London and was elected member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1997. His awards and prizes include the Stowells Trophy, the Elizabeth Greenshields Fellowship, the Silver Longboat Award, and the Laing Award.
Robin Capon was an experienced author and art journalist. He wrote several books, including Light and Mood in Watercolour with David Curtis and Abstract and Colour Techniques with Claire Harrigan (both published by Batsford). He was a regular contributor to The Artist and Leisure Painter.