Daring Adventures in Paint by Mati Rose McDonough is a quirky, inspirational “how to” book for artists. Normally, when I check out a book like this, I skip most of the text. But I found McDonough’s prose charming and easy to digest. There’s no pretentious artsy lingo, just simple directions with lovely pictures.
McDonough explains some basic techniques for creating interesting backgrounds used in mixed media projects and shows readers just how to create them. The clear written directions are reinforced with great photos of McDonough working. Her charming collages are not just built, they’re explained, and show off her vibrant personality. I was instantly inspired by her work.
This great new book is available at the Cedar Rapids Public Library Westdale Mall location.