Experimental Coasts in Mixed Media

Mike Bernard & Susie Hodge


Mike Bernard has been at the forefront of collage painting for decades and his work has a sought-after vitality. He brings his latest guidance, ideas and techniques on a subject about which he is passionate: coastal painting. With his co author Susie Hodge, they cover all aspects of mixed media painting:

  • From considering composition and looking for contrasts to reducing elements for greater impact (and even moving towards abstraction)
  • From working with limited palettes to including imaginary colours to a painting
  • From collaging with torn magazines, tin foil, plastic, newsprint to combining inks, oil pastels, PVA, acrylic and watercolours
  • From playing with proportion to create mood to using thick and thin oils for effect
  • And, of course, how to capture the mood and atmosphere of coastal life, from quiet stretches to busy harbours around the world

The authors include several step-by-step projects to demonstrate techniques plus a series of experimental exercises helps the reader try something new.


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