Thank you & one last chance!

I wanted to thank all of  you who purchased items either online or in person at the BIG moving sale over the last few day!  As I go through the remaining art on Monday I will be posting some extra-special deals on this page and my Facebook page throughout the day. Perhaps you’ll find that one special piece of art you’ve been looking for – like the ones shown here that all have new homes!

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Hoosier Women in Art Exhibition: June 2013

I’m happy to announce that I had two of my pieces of art selected for this show! Both “Flourish” and “Dream Each Day” shown below will be included. Here’ s the information from their website:

This summer Indy Parks and Recreation and the Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) will be hosting Hoosier Women in Art Exhibition to compliment the Hoosier Women in Music concert taking place at the MacAllister amphitheater.  Local women will share their talents, their stories, and a part of themselves with a focus on the theme “Community.” Artworks will include ceramics, paintings, textile arts and other mediums. The exhibit will be on display June 8-29, 2013

 

"Flourish" mixed media (marker, graphite, watercolor, ink) on watercolor paper, 9x12" $375 (framed) © 2013, Lynne Medsker

“Flourish” mixed media (marker, graphite, watercolor, ink) on watercolor paper, 9×12″ $375 (framed) © 2013, Lynne Medsker

"Dream Each Day" Mixed Media on wood, 12x12" $225 © 2013, Lynne Medsker

“Dream Each Day” Mixed Media on wood, 12×12″ $225 © 2013, Lynne Medsker

Dream Each Day

I finished this piece a few weeks ago, now it’s time to share some of the images during the process.

"Dream Each Day" Mixed Media on wood, 12x12" $225 © 2013, Lynne Medsker

“Dream Each Day” Mixed Media on wood, 12×12″ $225 © 2013, Lynne Medsker

I’ve been working on these 12×12″ wood panels that are first covered with old book pages. I like the text as a background! For this particular piece I decided to draw directly on the surface. Here are the progress images:

The title came from a saying that I included in the image….can you find it?

Lynne

Spiral Tree – download & share!

It’s true, everyone LOVES something free! And, since I’m just nice like that, I happen to have one for you today! You are welcome to download this line drawing to use for coloring, painting, zentangles, digital artwork, collage, whatever strikes your fancy. Of course there IS a catch…

"Spiral Tree" - how will you get creative with it? Click image for full size downloadable file!

“Spiral Tree” – how will you get creative with it? Click image for full size downloadable file!

The only thing I ask is that once you are finished having fun with it, please take a moment to snap a picture of your creation and post it on my Facebook Page so I can see it.  I’m excited to see what everyone ends up doing with it!

Fun, fun, fun!

Lynne

The Story Dome Project

This past year my artist friend Sofyia Inger has been working on her project, “The Story Dome”.  I’ve kept tabs on her progress and even had a chance to see her a few times this month but I was still not prepared for my visit this afternoon at the Indianapolis Art Center, to see the actual work. storydome 1 This evening is the official opening and reception, which I know will be fabulous, but since I wasn’t able to attend I snuck over early this afternoon to see it. As it turned out I was the only one in the dome during my entire visit. It was liking having my own imaginary world to wander and explore! Just entering the space I could feel the smile spreading across my face and lighting up both my imagination and my heart.storydome 2 It felt magical in there, completely surrounded by sounds of nature, words written from the heart and artistically displayed from ceiling to floor.  There were also listening stations where you could put on earphones and listen to music created specifically for this project.storydome 3 I felt like I had entered a different world, a world that was honest and hopeful and full of wonder. I wanted to live there! Or at least close the doors and keep it to myself for a few hours, to lay on the floor and gaze at the walls…humming to the music and writing my own stories. storydome 4The images I’ve posted here don’t do justice to the experience, you really need to go and experience it yourself. Although it’s a large enough space to accomodate several people I recommend giving yourself the gift of time alone there! I’m already looking at my calendar, planning how many times I can re-visit the installation in the next two months and wondering how different each visit will be. I left today feeling introspective, invigorated and happy. storydome 5Very, very happy!

Smiles,

Lynne

Artists! Kick it up a notch!

The “Web Presence for Artists” workshop today at Sugar Creek Art Center was great! Information was flowing everywhere and, as always, I gathered some great tips as well. I loved the energy of having 10 artists together at the same time, sharing and learning! If you were unable to attend I hope to schedule another of these workshops in late September (I’ll post the info as soon as the details are worked out). In the meantime I wanted to pass along this information for you to take advantage of! Be sure to read about the limited time offers at the bottom of the page and contact me by September 5th to take advantage of those special prices. I am currently scheduling session in late September and beyond, when would you like me to help you improve your online presence?

A Special Offer – Just for Artists!

Updated Class Schedule

Although this could change again I at least wanted to get the most up-to-date version online! I am looking at adding a second “Web Presence for Artists” class the last Saturday of September and we may also schedule one more “Industrial Art Duo” in October since it was so popular the first time. Of course you are always free to request a class that interests you! (Email me at info@lynnemedsker.com with your requests.) Stay tuned for updates, I’ll post them as I know them!

Wednesday, August 29th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Web Presence for Artists – Sugar Creek Art Center, Thorntown, Indiana, $20 per person.

Wednesday, September 5th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Acrylic & Watercolor on Paper – ArtSplash Gallery, Carmel, Indiana $45, includes all supplies.

Thursday, September 6th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Mandala Art II – Lynne Medsker Studio, Brownsburg, Indiana $35, includes all supplies. (See link/info below, same class, different location)

Thursday, September 20th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Mandala Art II – ArtSplash Gallery, Carmel, Indiana $35, includes all supplies.

Friday, September 28th, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Layers & Lattes – Artistic Designs Gallery, Brownsburg, Indiana $30 includes all supplies

Friday, October 26th, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Layers & Lattes – Artistic Designs Gallery, Brownsburg, Indiana $30 includes all supplies

August & September Class Schedule!

Just to make sure I don’t let any other upcoming class fall by the wayside I thought I’d recap the classes I’ll be offering during the next two months! You can click on each of the dates to find more information about the class.

Saturday, August 18th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Industrial Art Duo – Lynne Medsker Studio, Brownsburg, Indiana $145, including all supplies.

Tuesday, August 21st, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Creative Journal Cover – Lynne Medsker Studio, Brownsburg, Indiana $30, includes all supplies.

Friday, August 24th, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Intro to Mandala Art – ArtSplash Gallery, Carmel, Indiana $25, includes all supplies and a mat to use for framing your favorite creation.

Tuesday, August 28th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Intro to Mandala Art – Lynne Medsker Studio, Brownsburg, Indiana (see link/info above, same class, different location)

Thursday, August 30th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Mixed Media on Illustration Board – ArtSplash Gallery, Carmel, Indiana $45, includes all supplies.

Wednesday, September 5th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Acrylic & Watercolor on Paper – ArtSplash Gallery, Carmel, Indiana $45, includes all supplies.

Thursday, September 6th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Mandala Art II – Lynne Medsker Studio, Brownsburg, Indiana $35, includes all supplies. (See link/info below, same class, different location)

Thursday, September 20th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Mandala Art II – ArtSplash Gallery, Carmel, Indiana $35, includes all supplies.

Wednesday, September 26th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – – Lynne Medsker Studio, Brownsburg, Indiana, TBA!!

Friday, September 28th, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Layers & Lattes – Artistic Designs Gallery, Brownsburg, Indiana $30 includes all supplies

Progression of a Digital Art Image

Just for fun I thought I’d show you some images of a digital art piece I recently created. I think it’s fun to see the different stages from beginning to end! This was another small piece I made on my smart phone, I keep flipping back & forth between calling them kaleidoscopes and mandalas, I guess they could be either. Or both! Here is the beginning of the process:

image one © lynne medsker

image #1, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

I decided I wasn’t fond of it with a black background so I changed that to white and kept going, adding a thick layer of black design on the top:

image #2, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #2, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

It continued along with these steps:

image #3, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #3, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #4, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #4, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #5, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #5, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #6, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #6, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

I let the program choose some of the colors (although I could delete any I didn’t care for) until the end, when I decided which ones to use. Once I was done with it in the phone I sent it to Photoshop where I continued to play:

image #7, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #7, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

Sometimes I question if I’ve done too much, I rather like it back at image #3! A few final tweeks and this is where I stopped:

image #8, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

image #8, step by step digital art © lynne medsker

Which reminds me of these quotes:

A painting is never finished – it simply stops in interesting places. (Paul Gardner)

Art is never finished, only abandoned. (Leonardo da Vinci)