Several new coloring pages

I’ve been uploading a new (free!) downloadable coloring page to my website each month this year, feel free to go snag one, two or all of them if you’re interested. This tree image is the most recent.

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They can all be downloaded from THIS PAGE.

Happy coloring!

Lynne

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Altered Book/Art Journal

As part of my “Creative Every Day” challenge for this year I’ve been working in an old book that was cut down and had a hole punched through the edge so it can be clasp shut with a chain.

Here are a few of the first projects I’ve done in it:

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Opening Page

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Pen, pencil, colored pencil

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Front cover art

I also did a two-page spread of this lovely lady and her funk and funky hair:

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Beginning design, ink & colored pencil

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Design finished, ready for color!

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Color added & complete

I have done a few other things since then but I’ll save them for another post. Have any of you been following the “Creative Every Day” challenge? What have you worked on?

Lynne

Totem

Getting back to sharing the process images of the artwork I created for last November’s show at ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, Indiana. Totem

All the pieces had materials and inspiration drawn from nature, this particular piece started as a fallen branch that my grandson found for me while he was playing back in our woods. I was given instructions to “make some art” with it, so that’s what I did.

Most of the bark had fallen off, whatever hadn’t I striped and then smoothed off any rough spots. The very bottom of the branch was split so I ended up cutting that portion off. I still ended up being four foot in length! After it was cleaned up I began adding designs to it in black.

Totem, WIP, image 1 (c) Lynne MedskerTotem, WIP, image 1 (c) Lynne Medsker

Once the entire piece was covered then it was time to fill in the designs. Much of it was done using Pitt Artist markers, which lay a nice layer of India ink into tiny places. The black & white areas were painted with F&W artist acrylic inks with designs added on top of the white sections with Gelli glaze pens.

Totem, WIP, image 3 (c) Lynne MedskerTotem, WIP, image 4 (c) Lynne Medsker

After the painting was done it was looking pretty good but I just felt like it was too tall & skinny and needed a little variety to it, width wise. Out came the drill and I (carefully!!) drilled holes in it, gradually using larger bits until I could fit this aluminum wire through, bending and curling it in different directions until I was happy with it.

 

"Totem" mixed media (branch, paint, ink, wire) wall sculpture. 10x48" $375 (c) Lynne Medsker

“Totem” mixed media (branch, paint, ink, wire) wall sculpture. 10×48″ $375 (c) Lynne Medsker

Ta-da! This is one of several “branch” pieces in the body of work. I’ll be posting more down the line.

Later Gater!

Lynne

Monochromatic

Monochromatic, mixed media drawing © Lynne Medsker

Monochromatic, mixed media drawing © Lynne Medsker

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.

Lynne

ArtScape! This Saturday evening

I’m so excited about this show!
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I’ve been busy selecting and creating works to bring.  Here’s a peek at some of the “tiny” pieces I’ll have available that evening:

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Little canvas pieces, with art created on old dictionary pages – only $20 each, including the tiny easels to display them on! Of course I’ll bring some medium and large size pieces as well. I hope you will be able to come and support the public library in Avon, Indiana while viewing/purchasing a wonderful variety of artwork.

Lynne

 

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

Flourish

Another new piece of art today…or at least MY version of it. If you recall I had posted the line drawing of this image on the blog and Facebook page giving people permission to download it and create their own art. web sprial tree by lynne medskerIt’s been so much fun seeing and hearing what people wanted to do with it! I’ll post some of the images in the future. It’s still available to download if you get inspired!

Here are some of the progress images of my version of the piece:

After the drawing process I painted the piece with watercolors and added highlights with ink. This shows the details, shine & surface of the finished piece, you really need to see it in person to appreciate it!

detail of "Flourish" © Lynne Medsker

detail of “Flourish” © Lynne Medsker

And, finally, here is the completed piece:

"Flourish" mixed media (marker, graphite, watercolor, ink) on watercolor paper, 9x12" $195 (unframed) © 2013, Lynne Medsker

“Flourish” mixed media (marker, graphite, watercolor, ink) on watercolor paper, 9×12″ $195 (unframed) © 2013, Lynne Medsker

I continue to lean toward trees, branches and organic shapes as I create, I am really enjoying them!

Lynne

 

Thrive

I guess I was so busy creating this piece I didn’t take time to snap many images of it along the way! That happens sometimes…it’s hard to remember that I have a blog when I’m in art mode. 🙂

"Thrive" work in progress, line drawing with graphite shading added © Lynne Medsker

“Thrive” work in progress, line drawing with graphite shading added © Lynne Medsker

So, for this piece it’ll be a line drawing followed by the finished piece. Short & sweet! Somewhere along the way there was also pastel, watercolor and ink added to the piece.

"Thrive" mixed media (marker, graphite, pastel, watercolor & ink) on watercolor paper, 9x12" $195 (unframed) © 2013, Lynne Medsker

“Thrive” mixed media (marker, graphite, pastel, watercolor & ink) on watercolor paper, 9×12″ $195 (unframed) © 2013, Lynne Medsker

I’ve not created many mandala-inspired pieces lately so it’s always fun to go back to it and see what I’m inspired to do. I’ve got a few other ideas using mandala shapes too, we’ll see how they turn out! Hopefully I’ll at least a few more images of them than this!

Lynne

Ode to Nature

It seems a lot of my recent work includes these twisting, turning, swirling leaves/blades of grass/vine-type organic shapes!  Remember “Dormant No More”?  They are just what flows out of me right now. Here are three digital drawings that all have that type of “feel” to them…

I’d almost guarantee that you’ll see more that are similar in style! I’ve also been more than a bit obsessed with drawing/creating trees. Perhaps it’s indicitave of growth?  I don’t even know why I do what I do…I just do it.

Hmmmm,

Lynne

Pencil Madness!

Thanks to a Facebook friend I’ve found another way to waste, um…spend…well, use my creative time while being online. The site is called Pencil Madness (click the name to go to the page!) and it is FUN! And also slightly amazing when you see some of the art that people are able to make with it. As much as I liked looking at the sketches I loved getting in there and playing with the program. This is one of the images I created while playing the other day:

"the lake by the mountains" created at Pencil Madness.com

I got carried away with the dark green, it probably looked better a few stages earlier than this but I was having fun with the different brushes and colors so what the heck! Anyhow, just thought I’d share. Let me know if you give it try!

Happy drawing,

Lynne