A new twist

I’ve been working with the batik process on paper for a few years now but continue to find new ways to use and present it! A few weeks ago I created several smaller pieces of artwork that were mounted on wood panels. Prior to mounting them I covered the wood panel with dictionary pages…one of my favorite backgrounds.

After the pieces were completely dried I added one more layer, resin! Wow! Do these colors pop and shine now! I’m continuing to experiment with resin, it’s a learning process for sure but it’s been a fun challenge. To see a video of the finished pieces in all their shiny glory, follow THIS LINK to my Facebook page.

I’ll be teaching the batik on paper technique at three different locations in the month of April…details will be published on February 27th. Hopefully you’ll be able to join me for one (or more) of the classes!

Lynne

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A little gift for you

Here is a mandala/flower drawing that I created last week, I thought it would be a fun coloring page to share with you. Feel free to click, download, copy or otherwise use it!

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Although my focus has been on mixed media artwork lately sometimes I just need to grab a Sharpie and draw for the fun of it. Enjoy!

Lynne

P.S. If you’d like to learn the basics of drawing mandalas, check out these two classes I’ll be presenting in March!

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Sunny thoughts and an invitation

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This month I am celebrating Spring…no matter how long it takes to get here! As part of that celebration I invite you to visit my studio as I participate in the third “Second Saturday Studio Tour” for 2015. The tour is part of the Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail.  Visitors are welcome from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, March 14th, 2015.
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I’ll have some treats to nibble, something to sip and a small Spring themed “make & take” art project for you to get creative with. As an added bonus I’ll be sharing flower seeds that I harvested last fall for you to take home and plant in your Spring gardens. I hope to see you then!


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Sunshine & Blessings,
Lynne

Peonies – Part Two

A few more images to add from my recent photo play. This group was taken with backlight coming through the window and purposely over-exposed when I took them. Afterwards I did some digital adjustments to make them high-key, contrasty and soft.

I also did some macro, close-up images with a digital edit or two as well.

I’m patiently waiting to see what kind of flowers I’ll have to take pictures of next! In the meantime I’ll return to the up-cycled artwork next post – I promise! Lynne

Peonies – Part One

Yes, there are supposed to be a couple more posts about the up cycled artwork but I couldn’t resist sharing some new images with you. I’ve not used my camera for “fun” for a while and have really gotten into it the last couple of weeks. Right now there is an abundance of blooming peony bushes in the yard so they’ve been an awesome subject. Here are a few of my favorite images:

Next time I’ll share some that I photographed & edited to be high-key, light & contrasty. More fun!

Lynne

Scenic Road Trip: Crater Lake, Oregon (Part 2)

Here is the follow-up to my last post about Crater Lake, these are images of the surrounding area. I would love to return here and spend several days explore, it was amazing!

crater lake, OR © 2011, lynne medsker

"The Pinnacles" crater lake, OR © 2011, lynne medsker

"The Pinnacles" crater lake, OR © 2011, lynne medsker

crater lake, OR © 2011, lynne medsker

crater lake, OR © 2011, lynne medsker

crater lake, OR © 2011, lynne medsker

crater lake, OR © 2011, lynne medsker

crater lake, OR © 2011, lynne medsker

In the next “road trip” post we’ll move south into the northern part of California and the giant redwoods. Look for it soon!

Happy trails,

Lynne

Garden View

"garden view" mixed media collage, 12x12", SOLD © lynne medsker

It must have been the beautiful flowers and gardens outside the window of the studio that inspired this piece! A little different than my normal bold abstracts this collage piece came together almost of it’s own will! So quickly in fact that the only other image I have of it is the five blank canvases. 🙂 It was only here in my studio a few days before it was swept away to it’s new home. It’s nice when someone else gets excited about your work and just HAS to have it! And it’s fun to think of all the places my art pieces are going to. 🙂

Summer Blooms

During my recent artist retreat I took a few hours to wander the lovely property and gardens and take photos. As everything around home seems to be dry, brown and struggling for life I thought some beautifully tended and well watered blooms might be fun to share! I hope you enjoy them!

Flowers

© Lynne Medsker

© Lynne Medsker

I figured I’d just start off with flowers since that’s how I advertised it in the last post! These beautiful flowers (above & below) were growing on a hillside near our cabin, I simply couldn’t resist getting some photos of them.

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© Lynne Medsker

Although it was late in the season for some of these wildflowers I did find a few still growing here & there.

© Lynne Medsker

© Lynne Medsker

I was really happy to discover a few May Apples in bloom!

© Lynne Medsker

© Lynne Medsker

I hadn’t been in the right place at the right time to catch any the last few years. This year it was so wet I never made it out into my own yard to photograph the Trout Lilies and Spring Beauties!

Flowers, Frogs, Trees & Scenery…

butterfly © 2011, Lynne Medsker

Sorry I’ve been MIA for a few days…I returned home & promptly became ill. Boo! Still in recuperation mode but I at least had enough energy for a blog post today!

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As I mentioned in my last post, I spent most of last week in Brown County, Indiana with my grandson. We had a wonderful time!! And, yes, I was able to get out my camera and capture some photos while we were there.

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So stayed tuned the next few days and look for more flowers, frogs, trees & scenery – I’ve got enough to keep you entertained for a while. Maybe by then I’ll feel up to creating some new art.

Hugs,

Lynne