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Collector’s Edition: ‘Textured Art’ Book + Print Bundle


Collector’s Edition – Purchase an autographed copy of Melissa’s new instructional book, ‘Textured Art’ and receive two 8×10 limited edition prints from the book.

You’ll receive:

  • Autographed copy of ‘Textured Art’ signed by Melissa McKinnon
  • 8″x10″ Limited Edition print of ‘Break Of Day’
  • 8″x10″ Limited Edition print of ‘At the Water’s Edge’

ADD ON: Join Melissa for a one hour live Q&A call to discuss the materials, tools, techniques and paintings taught in her new book ‘Textured Art’. Limited space available. Special offer $99

Prints are signed, numbered and mounted on archival backing with a white border and ready to frame. Suggested frame option 16″x20″ frame with an 8″x10″ mat opening.

This offer is only available through Melissa McKinnon for a short time as quantities are limited. Free shipping within North America included with purchase. ***Items will be shipped in September 2022***

To purchase a copy of the book individually for US $22.99/ CAN $29.99 please order from you local retailer. Direct links provided here – Indigo, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository,, Amazon, etc.

Textured Art Book Description

A fresh new guide to contemporary palette knife painting for beginner and experienced artists, featuring step-by-step tutorials on colour mixing, mark making, and a variety of painting techniques to create your own unique abstract, landscape, and floral paintings.

Author and artist, Melissa McKinnon, has designed this book to take both the beginner and experienced artist on a journey into impasto painting. She begins with an overview of the essential tools and materials you’ll need to get started. Included are detailed instructions to make your own stay-wet palette and how to combine thickening mediums with acrylic paint to achieve the ideal consistency. 

There are simple practice exercises to get you comfortable using a palette knife, mixing colors and blending with a brush. Melissa explains how to sculpt and control the paint to create a variety of stunning textural effects. She demonstrates several mark making techniques that you can use alone or in combination to create your own expressive textured paintings, as well as an introduction to colour theory and tips on composition.

Once you feel confident with the tools and paint, you’ll learn how to create twelve different textured landscape, floral, and abstract paintings with step-by-step instructions. This series of paintings was designed to help you put all of the techniques and colour theory you’ve learned into beautiful paintings of your own.

Melissa generously shares her knowledge and expert tips gained from years of experience developing her unique approach to palette knife painting. She values experimentation and is always evolving her technique. The last two projects explore alternative painting methods inviting you to take your paintings one step further by incorporating new materials and experimental techniques.

Using the instructions in this book you will become equipped to take your practise further and continue to develop the skills you need to improve your artwork. This book will become a trusted resource in your studio, one that you can refer back to again and again as you grow and evolve as an artist.

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