We always love to hear from The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design alumni and were thrilled to recently hear from Carrie Schmitt who has just released her first art book published by North Light Books, Painted Blossoms.
Painted Blossoms shares mixed media and acrylic painting techniques to create endless possibilities with color, form and texture in the style of popular modern artists today.Each chapter features step-by-step instruction for achieving the author’s own style, inspiring tips from contributing artists and prompts to enhance creative expression. Techniques explored throughout the book include collage, textured layers, hand-carved stamps, stencils and how to collaborate with a friend to create an original work of art. Carrie Schmitt is an artist whose paintings celebrate the beauty, color and form of flowers. Her work is licensed with several companies for home décor and stationery, including Dianoche Designs, Hallmark and teNeues Publishing. Carrie lives in Seattle, Washington and paints daily from her mountain studio, teaches workshops and offers an online art e-course that attracts students from all over the world.