Here’s a quick glimpse of what’s included for you:
If your portraits can’t be described as exciting, unique, and authentic, but you would like them to be, this is for you!
You’re about to feel how liberating it will be when you begin to interpret your subject rather than stick with a traditional, realistic approach.
You’ll no longer be painting exactly what and who you see … you’ll be conveying the inner soul of your subject … who they are outside of just their physicality.
You’ll hear Jean Pederson ask, “How much information do you have to give your audience to communicate the idea of a portrait?” With that question as a foundation, she’ll show you what you need to include and what’s best to leave up to your viewer’s imagination. This concept alone will help you to stop focusing on the tiny details that can be frustrating in portrait painting. You’ll now be enjoying the freedom that comes with creating your own interpretation of the person you’re painting.
As Jean says, “Let the viewer fill in the blanks.”
This is exactly what you need so that your portraits will have the exciting, unique, and authentic characteristics you’re looking for.
Learning Is Fun
You will delight in Jean’s fun and uplifting teaching style. She is an excellent instructor who thoroughly explains each step as she demonstrates a full start-to-finish mixed media painting, titled Abeyance.
Her love for mixed media and her expertise in capturing the essence of a person shine through as she delivers over two hours of instruction for you. Jean also shares her personal insights on why she loves mixed media art and how you can avoid its biggest risk — you definitely want to know this before you start your next project!
Jean says that including collage in your portraits is an extra surprise — like a cherry on top! She even shows you how to make collage papers in a bonus segment of the video.
From showing you the various tools she uses and through each phase of the painting, you’ll experience it all. Be sure to watch until the very end, when Jean adds a surprising final touch to her painting — now you’ll know one of her special techniques that makes her art stand out!
Mixed Media Portraits: Beyond Realism with Jean Pederson is one video every artist who is interested in painting portraits should own. You’ll want to refer to it again and again as you get a feel for how using mixed media can help you tell the story of your subject in a way that is both personal and flattering.
You’ll be sharing your own artistic flair through your portraits, creating just enough mystery to captivate your viewers, giving them the opportunity to use their own imagination to fill in the blanks you’ve left for them.
Your portraits will attract attention and create curiosity. They’ll spark conversation as people ask “How did you do that?” And then it will be up to you whether to share your newfound secrets!
Mixed media will bring a new level of fun and freedom to your work because you’ll want to try so many new tools and techniques — now you’ll have the skills you need to do that!
Here’s some of what you’ll experience in Mixed Media: People
If you want your artwork to reflect your own style, you might need to step off the traditional path and go with artist Jean Pederson on a fun adventure to discover how to mix things up while maintaining high quality!
For Jean, combining paint with other mediums makes working with portraits and figures very exciting! By incorporating mixed media, Jean is able to develop interesting details and surface qualities that aren’t normally found in more traditional paintings.
You now have the opportunity to learn from Jean so you can feel the satisfaction that comes when you create a visual dialogue that invites questions and even challenges viewers to shift their expectations of what figures should look like.
And even if figures aren’t your thing … you’ll see that what Jean demonstrates for you can be applied to any other subject and style.
Take a look at this quick preview to see a bit of what Jean has for you in Mixed Media: People.
Find Your Own Voice
You’ll be surprised at how simplifying a figure by using mixed media techniques will help you discover your own special blend of technical skill and creative expression. This is what will allow your artwork to begin reflecting who you are as a person and as an artist.
Imagine yourself tapping into the energy and fun of employing a reference simply as a catalyst for design, bringing in flat shapes and letting go of worrying about the local color, pattern, or value found in traditional methods.
Jean shows you how to interpret your subject matter so your artwork is your own and not just a duplication of what you see.
“Abstract” Doesn’t Mean Weird!
Somewhere in your art training, you may have been told that “abstract” is a code word for “weird” — and that if you wanted to be taken seriously as an artist, you shouldn’t do anything that could be considered abstract.
For her entire career, Jean Pederson has proven this to be FALSE!
As you begin to understand the beauty found in mixed media, Jean will help you shift into using the subject only as a catalyst to interpret your imagery … this “Reference Without Rules” method gives you the freedom to have fun and be much less predictable in your paintings.
Along the way, you might find a new inner creative that not only surprises you, but also delights your fans and followers!
Simpler Ways to See
With a formal degree in physical education and years of experience as a professional artist, Jean is just the right instructor to share her keen sense of the human figure. She offers deep insights into how our eyes perceive what we see — and this lets you create art in your own voice and in your own style without ever compromising quality.
Jean’s teaching style is friendly and encouraging. She knows the value of intertwining instruction with immediate practical application and, throughout the video, will encourage you to try what she just did so you get a feel for why she does things a certain way.
This is how you will build new knowledge and skill — because the WHY helps you make sense of the HOW!
Jean openly shares her thought processes and the deeper meaning of her decisions, making it much easier for you to achieve success by seeing the benefit of the WHY and not just repeating the HOW.
Practice right along with Jean and, in no time, you’ll be hooked on mixed media!
In addition, you’ll see:
DEMO CHAPTER OUTLINE
Painting Demonstration - 105 min.
Interview - 5 min.
Exhibit of Works - 3 min.
High Speed View - 1 min.
Making Collage Papers - 13 min.
Other Creative Catalyst Videos - 18 min.
Each issue includes drawing inspiration and an artist interview, plus a sneak peek at new titles that will help you learn to draw and paint!