Here's a bit of fun for us to do.
I've started this little 4X6" painting and the object of the game is for you to finish the painting creating your own weird animals or monsters
I started out by masking off some areas with masking fluid (using my thumb and a stick) and added watercolour and salt.
Now it's over to you!!
Print this image onto, preferably hot press watercolour paper and see… Continue
Added by Danielle Evans on February 11, 2013 at 6:13am —
i'm a newbie and I already have a request. Sorry, I hope you will still help me.
One day I was wondering how a film look like, if it was shot by different people who don't know each other? Now I'm searching for artists who would like to participate in this experimental video art project by contributing a short video.
Think about whether there is a place that may seem…
Added by Tim Pavl on January 14, 2013 at 12:00am —
Lately, I have been using soft pastel instead of charcoal or graphite for drawing. Every nude model drawing I create has to be on stained coffee Stonehenge and coloured soft pastel. What I find strange is that I never truly liked drawing. I am more of a painting kind of person...but there's something about chalk pastel. I've been looking into Edgar Degas for clues, but found nothing. I just don't get it! Give me a pencil and I'll never get the drawing done. Throw some soft pastel, however,… Continue
Added by Yevgeny Shnaper on February 16, 2012 at 1:28pm —
I found this particularly intriguing! And thought of all of you LMMers that recycle everyday stuff into your art! Enjoy!
Added by Becky Jenner on July 21, 2011 at 4:36am —
"Équinoxe de l'Automne" is finished with watercolour and graphite pencil. Continue
She and I have had several long conversations over the last few weeks, and it seems she finds my questions impertinent, and always replies with "None of your business." So, that being that, the contents of her little box are…
Added by Bonnie Rose Bryan on May 16, 2011 at 5:30am —
I have been struggling with this beast for far too long! Do you think it is done? Anything need to be added or taken away? I can't tell myself anymore *sigh* Any input would be SO appreciated!
4' x 4' acrylics, gesso, graphite, and collage paper on canvas… Continue
Added by Tammy Seaman on April 5, 2011 at 5:42am —
As always, something fantastic from The Daily Muse...a retired firefighter turned artist with wonderful results.
Added by Donna AKA artsycalgal on February 23, 2011 at 2:50am —
I'm so ready to play with some gooey techniques!
I have a few canvases that need some work. I think I'll be trying my own bubble technique in a much larger format than in the past... this new piece is 4'x5' and a little intimidating!
Gonna get messy up in here!
Added by Julee Herrmann on February 4, 2011 at 2:53am —
At around 4ft by 5 ft, this is a fairly large picture for me, getting up towards the top end of my size range for paintings. The frame is a virtual frame, but so mething like what I would like to use for this painting.
Because of the resolution restictions of the LMM website, it… Continue
Added by Grant Dowling on December 16, 2010 at 11:00pm —
I brought my handmade bags, Sleepy peepers ( eye masks) pencil holders, and a few of my paintings and mixed media work! I spoke to a lot of lovely folk about my work and it was really good to talk to other creative people . Eric helped me set up, and sell. They liked my work, they actually bought. To think I was so nervous before hand, it was a great experience. The only downer...my camera played up so no photo's! never mind, next time!
Added by Marie Reeves Knight on November 14, 2010 at 10:35am —
I donated this painting for a gala last night held to honor a friend who died at an all too early age of 36 years old from brain cancer. It benefits brain tumor research for princess margaret hospital in toronto. My painting sold and went to a good home. My question is how do you feel about donating art? I had an instructor who said it devalues your work because you never get much money at these events and other people that have paid full price at your gallery or website feel, well, a bit… Continue
Added by Tammy Seaman on November 6, 2010 at 11:18pm —
Recently, I did three mixed media collages, using pages from an old English dictionary.
This is the first time I've used dictionary pages in artworks, and I must say, I love it! In the past, I have hand-written word deffinitions into collages, but being able to rip-and-snip right from the book was a fun and fascinating process.
I chose some… Continue
Added by Bonnie Rose Bryan on October 31, 2010 at 3:59am —
There are so many on this site that are into the philosophy of recycle, reuse and repurpose, that I thought some would be interested in this blog I found this morning:http://beyondgarbage.wordpress.com/
Added by Donna AKA artsycalgal on October 29, 2010 at 4:00am —
Not all of us think of polymer clay when it comes to making mixed media art but this might just spark a few ideas for those of us who are collectors of well-worn treasures. Amazing...http://efarrowsavos.com/home.html
Added by Donna AKA artsycalgal on October 26, 2010 at 3:00am —
In perusing through some of my files tonight, I came across this recipe for paper mache clay that the artist swears dries rock hard. It's super easy and there is even a video! Just thought some might be interested.http://ultimatepapermache.com/paper-mache-clay
Added by Donna AKA artsycalgal on October 14, 2010 at 5:48pm —
Now that I have an idea of what the insurance company is going to give me for my art supplies, I've tried to take stock of myself as an artist. I had, of course, over the years accumulated an enormous amount of art and craft supplies as I moved from medium to medium. My journey eventually led me to the world of mixed media and assemblage. Once there, however, I have found myself gravitating to more specific types of assemblages and collage. I now have a unique opportunity to… Continue
Added by Patti Pfaendtner on October 3, 2010 at 2:57am —
I read your weekly post every time with the anticipation of getting insight from a person willing to take risks. As I said before, I don't take enough myself.
This weekly post, however, you brought a new aspect - time and effort. It made me think of all the work you put into this work site - how I always look forward to seeing your techniques and videos (love the cows). I realized how much of yourself you give and still have room for your art.
I completely understand your… Continue
Added by Jan Lopez on September 27, 2010 at 4:49am —
This portrait artist does incredible pieces from the junk people send to him. Very cleaver idea!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eirtnlOLUJI&feature=grec_index
Added by Donna AKA artsycalgal on September 9, 2010 at 4:40pm —
I'm so excited and so overwhelmed by the ability to reach out and connect with other artists who share my interests. Since leaving my job and starting up an online business I have entered the world of Facebook, Etsy, Lovin Mixed Media, my own Website, and gmail. I also have a Blog on Blogger that I have managed for two years. The ability to connect everything and make it one smooth system, however, eludes me.
I can't even figure out how to respond to the… Continue
Added by Patti Pfaendtner on August 25, 2010 at 2:27am —
I was featured in the Cloth, Paper, Scissors "Muse Flash" section of
the july/august issue. I created a papier mache art work using a recycled frozen box dinner.
I have an extra copy , and would like to give one away so you can enjoy it as well!
Cloth,Paper,Scissors is a bi montly magazine with great mixed… Continue
Added by Mariette on August 23, 2010 at 12:30am —