there r so many good artist out there.i look at some poepl art and say dam why did i think to paint that. i know i cannt paint everthing. but some poepl try iam one of them. that dose not make a bad person. its that i love art and i have so much in me that ness to get out. and some painters do that for me. thay help me that a good and bad thing.i get on myself when i see good art work. we all say we can do that. but that artist did it first. so we say good job. why because the art work make… Continue
Added by hot johnny 77 on March 31, 2010 at 7:57am —
It’s been a sad time in the comic book world – I know on this site only a very few people are illustrators let alone graphic illustrators or inkers but one of my favourite artists passed away at the young age of 42. John Hicklenton raged against MS for the last 10 years with a fierceness and determination anyone who knows of him understands. I am posting here because so many of us live with pain and battle with our creativity due to it – and for me Johnny was a hero and… Continue
Added by Nicole Umina on March 31, 2010 at 12:30am —
NO ONE LIKE TO DOWN SIZE. WHEN TIMES R HARD. BUT STUDIO WAS MY WAY OUT OF THIS WORLD.NOW I DO MY ART ON MY KITCHEN TABLE.MY JUST MAD BECAUSE I DONT HAVE EVERTHING I NEED TO FINSH MY ART. ITS ALL IN STORAGES. BUT A DO HAVE MY BONSAI TREE JUST OUT SIDE. THATS THE OTHER WAY I LATE MY ART OUT... THANKS FOR READYING...
Added by hot johnny 77 on March 30, 2010 at 9:52am —
Well, I tried out the plexi painting out today! I'm excited to continue experimenting.
I started out with acrylics (the yellow) and before it had a chance to dry I sprayed it with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol. I think I may have sprayed too much, because it didn't do what I wanted. It just started to break bits of paint in chunks off. I was expecting more like water-like separation...
Then I allowed the alcohol to penetrate a little more, then used a brush to smear bits and… Continue
Added by Nicole Fisher on March 30, 2010 at 6:29am —
I was jonesing for some choco-chip cookies. Everything was going awesome... until I forgot about them while surfing the site. I don't even know how it happened. I set the buzzer and everything! haha. Oh well, just gotta scrape the bottoms a little... Anywhoo:
As of Friday, I just have 1 painting to complete for my deadline. I have to finish it by Friday of this week. I'm having some trouble deciding what exactly what I want to do, but I'm sure it'll come to me. I posted 2 of the 5… Continue
Added by Nicole Fisher on March 29, 2010 at 1:59pm —
A lot of my work comes from Biblical passages. This one comes from the passage in Matthew 6 :29 that talks about the eye being the lamp of the body. When it is dark the whole body is bad, and when it is light the whole body is good. (paraphrased) Thus the switch etc. It is about choice.
Added by Darlene Prater on March 29, 2010 at 6:29am —
Don't blindly reach into boxes that have exacto knives in them.
I hope you all have a beautiful day!
Added by Chelsea Davis on March 28, 2010 at 8:10am —
After watching Greg Hanson's awesome assemblage video called 'Cigar Box Assemblage', I knew i just had to try it. So today i went to the craft store and bought a couple of boxes as well as some pretty collage paper and a few bits and pieces. I also went to the Opp shop ( Salvation Army Store- Usually have cheap stuff to buy). I managed to find some awesome little ornate frames (cost me around $5 each but these are the real deal...made in italy and really quiet… Continue
Added by Greef on March 28, 2010 at 8:00am —
"Who really am I? Ahh, that is a great puzzle" Lewis Carroll
It’s not something you can turn off. It bubbles up when you least expect it. If you would allow it, it would consume every waking minute of every day. You work hard to fit in to the normal world…family obligations, work, the challenges of everyday life. But, admit it, all you can think about is that… Continue
Added by MoMeMa on March 27, 2010 at 12:04pm —
I just wanted to make a post to introduce myself and let you all know what I'm up to. :)
Currently I'm in the process of finishing work to enter into an upcoming student show at my colleges' gallery.
I'm submitting 8 photographs from my France collection. I had the pleasurable opportunity to travel to France over the summer with school for a photography trip. It was a great time. I spent 3 days in Rouen, Normandy and 7 days in Paris. ( If you are interested, I could post some… Continue
Added by Nicole Fisher on March 26, 2010 at 1:43pm —
There is no doubt that I do, what I'm wondering is why did I have to sign up to Loving Mixed Media when I just wanted to post something? In any case I'll be gone for a while, have right hand surgery coming up with a lengthy recovery, so just wanted to make sure that I am kept on this site. Cheers to all,.
Added by Karin on March 26, 2010 at 10:59am —
~♥~ well here goes nothing! ….lol showing others my artwork has become very difficult for me. I feel as if I’m having one of those dreams where I look down and realize that I’m naked in front of whole school. lol I haven’t had any real comments about my art at all. I’m thinking that they aren’t talking because they don’t want to hurt my feelings perhaps. I’m new at this. I’ve been drawing since I was a kid but painting is new. Even spending a devoted amount of time, on a regular basis, to art… Continue
Added by Angela Steeves on March 26, 2010 at 1:53am —
Excuse my tardiness on whichever various challenges I get to a bit late.. There's so much to do here lol. This is a drawing I just did in response to Gary's In Darkness challenge.. bit of a self-portrait thing happening here as well
A couple of years ago I got pneumonia, and was seriously… Continue
Added by Layla on March 25, 2010 at 12:14pm —
Well, sorta! I have a new blog, but it's formatted a bit like a website: http://eraserqueenstudios.blogspot.com/
Do check it out, as I hope all the links are working!
I also have a new "Links" section there, so anyone interested in doing a link exchange, post here: http://eraserqueenstudios.blogspot.com/2004/03/links.html
; It's naked!… Continue
Added by Andrea Melion on March 25, 2010 at 7:15am —
Hi fellow Ningers, after watching one of Gary's vidios on plexiglass art, I
attempted to try his technique. I found it quite easy to master by following his
instructions. I promised that I would post a couple of my beginners pieces, so
here they are. They are far from perfect, I know, but I enjoyed the journey of
creating something NEW. Thank you Gary for sharing your knowledge and wonderful
talent with us. …
Added by Marion Figueroa on March 25, 2010 at 2:12am —
When I was in school art was an everyday thing. Not because most of my school schedule revolved around art classes. But the ideas flowed through me like water. I would come home, crank the tunes, and paint. Sometimes all night long. Life has a way of getting in the way of that creative flow if you allow it. Unfortunately I did. Work and my growing family took up my time and my energy and I didn't create for a very long time. This past year I have decided that I needed to find time for me again.… Continue
Added by Spring Devlin on March 24, 2010 at 4:35am —
Making work is always hard, everything costs something in the long run. That, and a lot of "artist grade" materials are really only formulated to being unkind to your wallet. After a while, if you are smart you can start looking at more ... common materials ... more as you would the elements and the life expectancy of that material and you will find that most products are going to last the same amount if not longer than artist grade materials WITHOUT killing quality.
a long time ago… Continue
Added by Brian on March 24, 2010 at 3:44am —
Sylvia White has provided me and my gallery community network with Art Advices and now I would like to share with you, this important issue that most of us face with; REJECTION!!!
Most artists harbor the fantasy that if they could only find one art dealer that loved and believed in their work, their career would be set. They secretly believe that there exists a special person that can catapult them to fame. Many artists spend most of their careers… Continue
Added by MoMeMa on March 23, 2010 at 8:40am —
Thank you all for your very warm welcome. Continue
Added by Primula Medlow on March 23, 2010 at 7:28am —
Now, sometimes I get asked how much work i make in a given week/month/whatever. It's really hard to say "I make 10 paintings a week." in all reality i probably FINISH about 50 paintings a week of various sizes. I START about 100.
That is not to say that those other 50 paintings never get finished ... some are finished, but I am just not feeling them ... others i lose the spark for them and/or i'm waiting on certain things to finish them (motivation, materials, innovation, skill, the… Continue
Added by Brian on March 23, 2010 at 5:46am —