Tag Archives: style

Secrets of Rusty Things

Secrets of Rusty Things: Transforming Found Objects into Art, by Michael de Meng, is a visual delight for mixed-media and found object artists. It’s also an insightful book for fans of Mr. de Meng’s work, or those who want to understand how artists think and work. What it is not: A step-by-step guide to working with specific tools and materials to create art from found objects.  (If you want step-by-step… Read More »

Finding Your Visual Voice – review

Finding Your Visual Voice: A Painter’s Guide to Developing an Artistic Style Almost every book about succeeding as a full-time artist tells you to have a “cohesive body of art”  before approaching a gallery. That means at least eight to ten paintings in the same style. However, if you’re like me, you just paint. You don’t think about style.  And, if that’s working for you, that’s fine, but it wasn’t… Read More »