Exploring Process-Driven Techniques through Design, Pattern, Color, Abstraction, Acrylic and Mixed Media
Part of the new Alchemy series, Paint Alchemy explores how to build a painting practice. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced painter, you’ll learn how to create freely by combining a foundation in solid techniques and design principles with an open approach that stays focused on the moment, rather than the end result.
You will learn how to prepare your art space, work with intention, and move between action and observation, responding to the work along the way. Paint Alchemy will help you cultivate a full perspective on the process: from developing ideas in a sketchbook to crystalizing your vision.
As you work through the exercises, you’ll gain a better understanding of color theory, mark making, representational form, abstraction, and composition. Mindfulness, experimentation, and reflection will give way to wonder as your paintings develop.
Quarry Books, 9781631595967, 120pp.
Publication Date: November 6, 2018
About the Author
Eva Magill-Oliver is a multi-media artist living and working in Alpharetta, Georgia. The natural world is an ever-present theme in her work, which transitions with the landscape that surrounds her. Nature inspires her color palettes, the way she creates patterns, and influences the organic shapes and silhouettes prevalent in her work.
“I love to explore the movements, patterns, and connections found in the natural world. I am in awe of nature’s subtle variations and how they flow and influence one another.”
After working exclusively on paper for several years, she has expanded her work to include oil and acrylic abstract paintings on canvas. The work is organic, representing the dynamic evolution that is the natural world. Eva is represented by a number of galleries across the United States. Her work is featured in several online boutiques and publications.