January 2008 – Although I am happy to share my art with you throughout this blog please be aware that these images are protected by copyright law and should not be reproduced or used without expressed written permission. Feel free to leave comments or questions, I am always excited to get feedback. Enjoy browsing and thank you for visiting my blog!
Posted by L.M. on January 23, 2008
SO, by request, the Fall Tree Workshop has
two one more date s coming up. The first is October 24th and the second is November 6th! Here are is the flyers for each the workshop, sign up by contacting the gallery that is hosting the workshop (click the flyer and it will take you to their webpage). Hope to see you at one (or both?) to get your creativity on! 10/29/2014 NOTE: The topic for the October 24th workshop has been changed from Fall Trees to Moon, Sun & Stars!
Posted by L.M. on October 17, 2014
This summer I was commissioned to create two art pieces for a new medical building. The first piece, shown here after installation, is titled “Transit”.
Created with a series of six bicycle wheels, paint and wire each piece leads to the next, both with color and motion. Here is some of the process that I used during it’s creation:
After painting and fully assembling each of the six pieces, they were ready for the installation date! As they ended up being installed in a stairwell getting them up on the walls and arranged was quite a challenge. One that I left to someone with more experience and expertise on ladders and scaffolding! The arrangement was changed a few times, the top image is the final result. Five pieces run up the stairwell with a sixth piece hanging at the top on the landing. Here are some more pictures of the finished artwork:
Next blog post I’ll share the other commissioned artwork for this facility. Plus some other new artwork created with the same material…once I got into it, I just kept going!
Posted by L.M. on October 14, 2014
Created in late winter/early spring as I was craving the warm weather and having my toes in the sand!
Similar in style to “Monochromatic” that was posted last week, this whimsical creation at least let me dream about being somewhere tropical! Here are some images taken during the creative process:
So, does it warm you up too? Lynne
Posted by L.M. on October 8, 2014
This piece was created last winter/spring and never made it to the blog. So, belatedly, may I present “Monocromatic”! Creating using a mixture of markers, charcoal and ink here are images of the piece in progress:
As you can tell I was busy creating instead of taking photos of my process. It happens sometimes!
Next post will be another tree from winter/spring, this one with a tropical feel. Look for it soon.
Posted by L.M. on October 2, 2014
Posted by L.M. on September 25, 2014
Due to a scheduling conflict (and a delay on getting running water installed!) the first workshop in my new studio has been pushed back until October 18th! All the details are below, the only change is the date. I hope that you can attend, I’m anxious to have some printmaking fun with you!
Saturday, October 18th join me for a fun day of exploring printmaking on gelli plates. Come prepared to be messy and to leave with LOTS of prints! This simple, press-free, method of printmaking is great fun and hard to stop once you get started. I’ll provide all the materials, some tips & techniques and a bit of guidance along the way – you provide the enthusiasm!
If you’ve wanted to try this fun art form this is a perfect way to check it out before you purchase any supplies. If you enjoy it as much as I do the plates will be available to purchase at a reduced price at the end of class so you can continue printing at home.
We’ll start at 10 a.m. and continue to play until 4 p.m. that day. I’ll have coffee and pastries available in the morning and ice tea and cookies in the afternoon, as well as bottled water all day. Bring a lunch with you (I have a refrigerator and microwave in the studio) so you don’t have to leave during the fun!
To allow each person a lot of space to spread out and work I am limiting the class to four students (note: I have two signed up already!) so be sure to sign up soon! Cost per student is $95. Register online at www. lynnemedsker.com on the “Online Registration” page under the “Instruction” tab.
I can’t wait for this fun day to get here!
Posted by L.M. on September 22, 2014
A few years ago I created a three-piece artwork entitled “Backbeat”. This spring it was purchased by one of my collectors, with the request that I also create a forth piece to add to the set. I was more than happy to oblige, and the work began.
Next came a layer of sewing patterns to add some detail and guidelines for painting.
That was followed by some drippy layers of acrylic ink.
After those layers dried it was time to start adding some geometric patterns with charcoal.
The piece was sealed and then the detail painting began.
Following the painting was adding the dimensional details – including old records & CD’s plus a few acrylic shapes too. Voila! Finished.
I really enjoy creating art in this style. Since finishing this piece I’ve covered some new wood panels with background, just waiting for me to get to them. Soon? I hope!
Posted by L.M. on September 19, 2014
So it’s been exactly one year since we moved to our new home and I thought it would be a great time to go out and take some photos of the property to show the before/after images and the progress we’ve made in making the place our own.
It’s taken a lot of hard work, sweat and a more than a wee bit of cursing but we’ve about got everything off of the “to-do” list we had when we moved in.
The backyard is still a work in progress, I plan to add more raised flower beds and other items each year for the next few years.
Of course my favorite place is my studio that we created in the old garage building.
The back deck of the studio is such a great place to hang out and relax, with an awesome view of the meadow and woods and lots of privacy. Napping in the hammock is my little slice of nirvana.
Add to all the structural and outdoor work we also painted every wall inside the house. Shew! Moving and settling up a new place is hard work. :)
I’ll be back soon with some new art to share!
Posted by L.M. on September 17, 2014
A recently finished piece!
This was a fun project that I started for one reason and finished just because I loved making it. :) Originally thinking I’d enter it into a competition, I didn’t get it finished before the deadline but that didn’t stop me from completing it. The drawing/coloring of all the mandala “leaves” was much more time consuming than what I thought!
The finished piece is still in the studio as I decide how to frame & display it! I’m also thinking it needs a better title than “Mandala Tree” – what do you think??
Posted by L.M. on September 12, 2014
Tuesday I announced the first workshop I’ll be holding in the new studio space. Today I’m asking for your input for a second workshop to be held on October 18th 2014. SO, what do YOU want to learn? Even if you aren’t able to attend I’d appreciate the feedback on what topic(s) interest you…either from the list I have available on my website or from the pages of art shown there. I’m open for anything! I’ve set aside the entire day so it can be a quick morning class or an all-day workshop. I’ll announce the topic by September 15th to allow time for sign-ups.
Posted by L.M. on September 4, 2014