Last week I received the book Daring Adventures in Paint by Mati Rose McDonough and have been working on my first painting using some of the techniques in the book.
I really loved the layout of the book where each technique had it's own chapter and some had their own piece of artwork to create. At the end of the book Mati Rose showed how she used all the techniques to create one painting so you will learn how to create a mixed media painting from beginning to end.
I agree with the philosophy of using your own face for girly portraits and in this book Mati Rose encourages us to look at our environment and to delve into our childhood for ideas to use in our artwork. This encourages not only uniqueness in our work but you will also find that others can relate to our story and/or they enjoy seeing our story.
For more info and pics about the book then check out Jessica Swift's Blog post.
This is a great book for beginners, for those interested in mixed media and one that I wish I had a couple of years ago.