Next Mandala Class? Just one week away!

"mandala #49" marker & ink on paper, 5x7, matted to 8x10, $45 (unframed) © Lynne Medsker

Thursday, October 27th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. is your next opportunity to learn how to create your own mandala artwork – be sure to sign up today! The class will be held at ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, Indiana. All participants are welcome to bring food or beverages to enjoy during the class time. Why not bring a friend too? Friends, food, drinks and art makes for a perfect evening! Visit the website for sign-ups and details.

This is the last class for 2011, don’t miss it!

Revived & Reworked!

"swoop" triptych (each section 5x7"), printmaking, $165 © Lynne Medsker

There are times when I create so much art in one setting I’m not quite sure what to do with it. That seems especially true when I am experimenting with printmaking. I have a LARGE collection of unframed print projects that I periodically look at but have not done much displaying of. As fall weather is creeping in I decided to see if there were any prints that might fit the season! Since one of the residencies that I explored printmaking was during the fall I had many things to choose from. These two pieces are the ones I selected, both are currently on display (and available for purchase!) at ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, Indiana.

"harvest dance" printmaking, 5x4", $125 © lynne medsker

It was fun seeing how some matting and framing can totally revive artwork! And it felt good to actually display some of the printmaking artwork I’ve created.
Lynne

End of the week, end of the minis (for now!)

"mini art" #74, mixed media in 5x7 shadow box, NFS © lynne medsker

As promised yesterday, here are the last three new “mini art” pieces that I made while I was on my artist retreat last month. It’s been fun doing some of these smaller pieces after being away from them for a while. I hope you are enjoying them as well! The piece shown above was the one that was selected by the owners of the artist retreat to keep & display in the studio/apartment. It’s fun to think of leaving a bit of me there, as I know I took a bit of there with me! Here are the other two pieces that were made the same day:

"mini art" #75, mixed media in 5x7 shadow box, $75 © lynne medsker
"mini art" #76, mixed media in 5x7 shadow box, $75 © lynne medsker

Both of these pieces are on display at ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, Indiana. They look awesome hanging in groups on your wall or sitting on a shelf and they also make great little gifts!

Until next week,

Lynne

What? More mini art?

"mini art" #73, mixed media in 5x7 shadow box, $75 © lynne medsker

Yup, yup, yup…more today and then more tomorrow to finish out the week and the new mini art! Here are the two other pieces made the same day as “mini #71” that was shown last week.

"mini art" #72, mixed media in 5x7 shadow box, $75 © lynne medsker

#72 is at my studio right now and #73 currently residing at ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, Indiana for you viewing (and purchasing!) pleasure.

🙂

Three other new pieces tomorrow…don’t miss them!

Lynne

Mixed Messages

"mixed messages" mixed media collage on canvas, 30x48", $720 © 2011, Lynne Medsker

Today I’m back to showing art created during my time at Blueberry View Artist Retreat! This is one of my favorite pieces from my time there. Since I didn’t have time to buy any new, large canvases before I headed to Michigan I ended up taking a short trip to a nearby town and bought this one as a treat. My intention was to work on it a bit everyday, adding the layers and building it up over my stay until it was finished. As it turned out I had finished it by the end of the next day! Sometimes it just works like that, and I wasn’t going to argue with myself about slowing down when it just flowed so easily. Of course that prompted another trip out for an additional canvas, but that is another blog post altogether. Instead of giving you a lot of chatter I am going to give you a lot of images of the progress!

work in progress, image 1
work in progress, image 2
work in progress, image 3
work in progress, image 4
work in progress, image 5

This piece just went to ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, Indiana for the month of August, so if you’d like to get to acquainted with it up close & personal be sure to visit the gallery soon!

Lynne

Lynne Medsker: International Artist!

"rock my world #5" digital art triptych, printed on aluminum © Lynne Medsker

Woot!! Cool news from the weekend, I have two sets of digital art traveling to their new home in England today.  These pieces were part of the new art display at ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, Indiana for the month of June, even if they didn’t get to stay there long. 🙂 Printed on aluminum, each piece was 10″x 20″ and covered an area of 32″ x 20″ when hung together.

"rock my world #6" digital art triptych, printed on aluminum © Lynne Medsker

I loved the bright colors and the way they seemed to pop off of the aluminum! I have had several pieces printed on aluminum, it is beautiful, lightweight and maintenance is a breeze. I hope the new owners will be as excited about them as I am! Although I am a bit jealous that my art is traveling and I am not. 🙂

Happy Monday,

Lynne

Constructing a Storm

"constructing a storm" mixed media on canvas, 48x36" $875 © Lynne Medsker

As promised, new art on the blog today! Another new piece in the “Construction” series and another large piece too, just like “Constructing Geography”!  I’ve had fun working in a larger format for a change, although it makes me yearn for larger indoor work & storage spaces. 🙂 For now, at least when the weather cooperates, I continue to work outdoors when possible. Plenty of space there! This piece followed the same process in that it’s created with a layer of designed concrete, painted and then pretty much de-constructed and the artwork is built around the remains of the original work. I’m still trying to decide if that makes it a re-constructed destruction or a constructed de-construction or something else entirely!

Here are images of the process and the stages along the way.

work in progress, image 1, concrete on canvas, drying © lynne medsker
work in progress, image 2, painted concrete drying © lynne medsker
work in progress, image 3, cement partially broken & removed © lynne medsker
work in progress, image 4, outline/composition added © lynne medsker
work in progress, image 5, beginning to add color © lynne medsker
work in progress, image 6, more color added © lynne medsker
work in progress, image 7, even more color © lynne medsker
work in progress, image 8, white wash/black sand added © lynne medsker

This is the piece I mentioned having gravel on the surface, it’s small white gravel in the circle. The black sand was added on top of the gravel for a little extra detail. I’ve decided the most tedious part of these pieces is repainting that all those thin white outlines at the very end after it’s gotten splashes of other colors on it. It seems to take FOREVER…but perhaps it’s because that’s not really creative work so I don’t enjoy it as much. Kind of like painting canvas edges or attaching the hanging wires. Yawn!

This is one of the pieces of art that was hung at ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, Indiana yesterday, and will be on display there during the month of May. Stop by a see it next time you are in Carmel!

More soon,

Lynne

Gallery news!

I just returned home from hanging some of my art in Carmel, Indiana at ArtSplash Gallery! I’m excited to be joining the gallery and hope everyone will attend the Second Saturday Gallery Walk from 5 to 10 on May 14th, or visit the gallery during open hours.  Many of the new art pieces that I am currently featuring on the blog will be available there! ArtSplash is located right in the heart of the Arts & Design District of Carmel, for more details about the gallery click HERE.

In case you missed the news earlier this month I also have joined the Cherry Bird Art Gallery in Scottsburg, Indiana, which just opened this month! A wonderful space right on the town square, full of art and possibilities! More info about Cherry Bird can be found on their Facebook Page.  I’m excited to have my artwork in southern Indiana, be sure to visit the gallery if you are in the area!

Have a great Monday, I’ll be back tomorrow with a new post showing more new work!

Lynne