A term that refers to the use of more than one type of medium to create a work of art. It is important for mixed media artists to choose a solid foundation and allow ample time for drying between layers to uphold the integrity of the work. Mixed media is often experimental so it is important to purchase mixed media works that have had time to dry to avoid any unwanted cracking or peeling that may come through in the drying process.
A paint type where pigments are mixed in an oil, often linseed. Oil paint dries slowly and some art techniques exploit this to build up mixed and layered colors within the work. Oils have been the principal medium for paintings since the 15th century.
More about Alain Beraud
Alain Beraud has a long and impassioned career dedicated to photography, painting, and filmmaking. His current suite of neo-Cubist paintings is greatly influenced by 20th century Cubism, and takes the quotidian moments of being—eating, bathing, reflecting—into new dimensions and perspectives. His canvases suggest moods and stories, encouraging the viewer to travel beyond thoughts into the […]