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Mixed Media Revolution by Sandra Duran Wilson, Darlene Olivia McElroy

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Dare to Be Different

Expand your mind-set, experiment and grow. If you are an abstract artist, try a realistic painting, and vice versa. Give your brain cells a workout. Research shows if you challenge your mind by trying something different than what you normally do in life, you generate new brain cells. It may be a struggle at first, but I bet by the time you are finished, you will have learned a lot.

TECHNIQUE ONE: Realistic to Abstract

This is a good time to practice techniques like finger painting or splatters and textures. Begin by creating the background and shapes for your realistic painting, and stop. You have the large shapes and a few color values. Now develop this as an abstract work rather than adding the details. If you are feeling ...

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