Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Triptych

Triptych: tri / three, ptyche / fold.

A painting made up of 3 parts or divided into 3 parts. In ancient times these 3 pieces were generally hinged together. In more current times the 3 pieces can be separate and hung side by side or even one on top of another.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

This week I bacame a Twitt

Yes, my brother was correct. I am a Twitt. OK well, he called me that before the days when Twitter was even invented.

On Twitter I am known as MixedMediaArts. Tweet me sometime.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Handpainted Sneakers

Finally I'm able to list my handpainted sneakers in my Etsy shop. There are only 5 pairs left in a few different sizes. All are uniquely and individually handpainted. They are coated with 3 coats of varnish after then are painted. That means that if they get soiled you can sponge clean them and bring back their lovely bright colours.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Melody I

During my summer vacation I not only began the first few felted vessels (see below) I also turned the boathouse into a printing studio. Specifically I tried out some gelatin printing. This process is a mono print process where you pull unique, never duplicated individual prints from a plate made from gelatin. The gelatin does eventually degrade and break up but a creative artist can still pull prints and make use of the gel crevices as a design element.

The print below was pulled using natural plant elements, discarded veggie bags and then sealed with a spray varnish. Once sealed the surface was embelished with mixed media additions.