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Collage, Colour and Texture,
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This book really does help artists who are looking for new ideas to interpret the reality they see in selecting subject matter to paint. Therefore without slaveishly copying the very technique of the artist which is undesirable, the delight rests in seeing how one can suggest texture by using different collage material to incorporate in the painting. However I do feel, after viewing the whole book of the work by Mike Bernard that he over uses newsprint and the brayer to distribute colour and texture in every work so that it results in a rather gimmicky fast technique to achieve spontaneity. I would have preferred to see a more moderate use of these methods or more varied techniques from him.