Metal Wall Sculpture workshop – Sign up NOW!

Last reminder! This Friday, March 2nd (6 to 8 p.m.) and again Saturday, March 3rd (9:30-11:30 a.m.) is when Mark & I are going to host a “Create your own Metal Sculpture” workshop!

miscellaneous metal parts

We’ll have a variety of different types, shapes and sizes of metal for you to select from and design your own sculpture which will be cleaned, welded, polished and ready to pick up in two weeks. All the details are listed HERE.

wall sculpture #23 © medsker metal art

 

Upcoming Classes! Part 1

I’ve been busy scheduling classes, workshops and fun for my fun-loving, art-exploring students, friends and (yes!) even YOU! I posted a reminder about the next “Open Studio” session this Wednesday, I’ve got several more of those scheduled – both on Wednesdays and a few Saturdays as well.  I’ll post the rest of the topics and dates in a few days. First I wanted to tell you about a workshop that we’ve scheduled that I am REALLY excited about! It’s something we’ve not done before, which is always fun for me. I’m hoping it will be something exciting for YOU too!

wall sculpture #23 © medsker metal art

On Friday March 2nd (6 to 8 p.m.) and again Saturday March 3rd (9:30-11:30 a.m.) Mark & I are going to host a “Create your own Metal Sculpture” workshop! We’ll have a variety of different types, shapes and sizes of metal for you to select from. Once you’ve made your selection we will help you as you design your very own metal wall sculpture!

miscellaneous metal parts

After you’ve created your unique design it will then be prepared, welded and polished for you and available to pick up in two weeks. The size of the sculptures can be up to 11×14. Sculpture this size that we design & create cost $125. For this special workshop your cost will be only $75!

wall sculpture #35 © medsker metal art

Your design session will last approximately 1 hour and reservations are required. Contact us via email(info@lynnemedsker.com) or by phone (317-852-3541) to reserve your session!

More from Medsker Metal Art!

wall sculpture #27, $250 © medsker metal art

With the Deja Vu Show coming in two days I thought I would feature more metal and mixed media artwork that my husband, Mark, and I created recently!

wall sculpture #33, $250 © medsker metal art

"wall sculpture #34" $320 © medsker metal art

Sculpture #32 (wall or tabletop display) $190 © Medsker Metal Art

I still have a few other pieces in the studio that are “in progress” – hopefully they will make it to the show as well. 🙂 If you want to know more about our collaborative artwork visit our website at www.medskermetalart.com!
Lynne

Medsker Metal Art

"wall sculpture #30" $320 © Medsker Metal Art

Mark & I have been busy creating new collaborative artwork the last few months. This is the first new wall sculpture we created, I really like the fun lines in the piece. We also created a “spine” out of old rocker arms!

"flex" wall sculpture, $390 © Medsker Metal Art

How cool is that? It’s painted with a textured, off white paint that give it the look & feel of rough bones. The last piece I’m sharing today is a combination of welded metal bars and triangle wood packing spacers.

"Wall sculpture #31" $290 © Medsker Metal Art

The spacers were painted and different types of wire added to add some splashes of color. These pieces will all be on display at the upcoming Deja Vu recycled art show in Columbus, Indiana.

To see more of our collaborative creations clink the link on the lower left sidebar to visit http://www.medskermetalart.com!

Wall sculpture #34

“wall sculpture #34” mixed media, © medsker metal art

Recently Mark & I created several new pieces of collaborative art. It’s taking me a while to get new things online lately but I can at least get this one posted for you! I even have some progress images. The very beginning was to design & weld the metal that the rest of the wall sculpture is attached to. Once that was done I cut the wood pieces, sanded them and began with the painting process with black paint on both sides of each piece.

work in progress, image 1

After that it was time to get creative! Laying the pieces out in their approximate positions I began to add red, gold, grey & white paint in random patterns across the pieces.

work in progress, image 2
work in progress, image 3

The pieces that look like cardboard are actually shapes cut from acrylic plexiglass that I stained a deep red color and then sealed. Once the paint had dried it was time to assemble the pieces using screws, wood glue and other adhesives (depending on the piece) until it was complete, adjusting the design along the way until I was pleased with it.

This piece is currently hanging in my studio, why don’t you schedule a time to come and see it in person?

Lynne

Carmel International Arts Festival – NEXT WEEKEND!

Just a reminder that next weekend, September 24th & 25th, is the Carmel International Arts Festival. Click HERE for all the details! Mark & I will be in booth #19 that weekend, along with a nice selection of our collaborative metal and mixed media artwork! As a matter of fact, we are still busy in the workshop creating brand new pieces just for this show!The event is free with the hours being 10 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Come see all the wonderful art and then stop by and say hello. We look forward to seeing you there!

One of the new “recycled” art projects…

(untitled) mixed media wall sculpture, 20x12" (c) 2010, Lynne & Mark Medsker

Mark & I have been creating artwork together to show this weekend at the “Deja Vu All Over Again” show in Columbus, Indiana (click here for more info).  This is one of the first completed pieces –  there are several others that are close to completion or in the “drying” stages. It’s been fun to work together & brainstorm a bit! I have been having a lot of fun with cement, grout & sand mixtures added to wood for texture and interest so I wanted to incorporate something like that into a few of the pieces we made together. This was a piece of scrap wood from my father-in-laws barn, I have no idea how long it had been out there but it was a great piece to “recycle” into some new art. Since I’ve been enjoying the texture on wood I had purchased some “crackle” paste a few weeks ago that I hadn’t played with – this seemed to be the perfect piece to give it a try on!

wood piece with crackle paste (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

After I applied a thin coat it had to dry for several days before I could add anything to it. I sealed it and then began to use washes of acrylic, using both liquid acrylics and acrylic inks. After applying them I sprayed water to thin them further and let them drip/run around the wood and into the cracks on the surface.

first layers of acrylic - image 1 (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker
first layers of acrylic - image 2 (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

Using the thinned paint is a bit deceiving because it looks quite bright but, since it’s such a thin layer, it dries in a much more muted tone. This is how it looked after the first two layers (shown above) dried.

work in progress, dried layers (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

What a difference! I ended up going back and adding another (slightly thicker!) layer or two of color before I was satisfied with the saturation. The metal “frame” for the piece was welded from old parts that we keep in stock out in the workshop. It’s always fun to dig around and pull pieces out, arrange them, switch them and get them “just right” for whatever project we are working on. When we first started making metal artwork together we painted all the pieces in bright colors, lately if we do anything at all to them it’s just buff them to a shine & seal them with clear paint. For this piece the metal was left in it’s natural, semi-rust state since I wanted to give an old, weathered looked to the entire piece. I added the three accent pieces to the wood after it was dried & re-sealed. It’s new enough it’s not even been given a name yet but I wanted to give you a little preview of what we’ll be showing this weekend.

Whatcha think?

Lynne