LAST CHANCE SALE!

Special pricing on these beautiful wall sculptures and metal art pieces. I really hate to part with some of these – a few are even hanging in my living room. BUT, moving them would be hard work too so you get to take advantage with these prices at are 75% off!! There are over a dozen beautiful pieces show on the sale page of my website –  here are a few samples!

Was $795, now 195!

Was $795, now 195!

Was $695, now 150

Was $695, now 150

Was $345, now 85

Was $345, now 85

All the details on how to purchase these (and other) pieces are on the website, click the link above to go directly to that page.

Happy Shopping!
Lynne

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Recap: Industrial Art Duo, Part II

In my last post I shared images from the Industrial Art Duo class, focusing on the concrete mixed media art. This time I’m going to show you some images of the metal wall sculptures being created. The first step was for each artist to forage through the miscellaneous pieces and parts and do a rough layout of their piece.

Once the design was set then the metal needed to be cleaned and readied for the welding process.

Then they worked with Mark during the welding process and, if they wanted, polished the finish piece.

I think they turned out amazing! I always love seeing the different styles that each one has.

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!

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!

A quick peek…

I am anxious to get back out to the studio this morning so this will be short & sweet! I thought I would give you a quick peek at a couple things…this one is a close-up detail of a set of small art pieces I’m working on:

work in progress © 2011, Lynne Medsker

I love how the ink flowed on this to leave the type open in spaces. Of course this was early in the process, it’s changed many times from this stage, but I really enjoyed the image it made.

The second peek is at part of a proposal for a wall sculpture that Mark & I are working on. Again, this is just a detail of the entire piece.

possible layout for sculpture © 2011, Lynne Medsker

Can you guess what it’s supposed to represent?

Off I go…

Lynne

Custom framed digital art

texture art #7, digital art, custom framed (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

Recently I posted images of new digital “texture art” that I created using photos of rocks/nature combined with the texture/colors of some printmaking details. (You can see those HERE and HERE!)  In those posts I mentioned that I had sent some of the images to be printed on aluminum. They turned out beautiful & shiny! I debated how best to show them and thought of combining them with a wall sculpture of some sort. When Mark & I were making art for the recycled art show I brought them out to the shop and played around with several ideas, none of which really excited me. Then Mark suggested we use some stamped scrap metal to create “frames” for a couple of the prints.

texture art #4, digital art, custom framed (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

Perfect!  It’s so nice to have someone to bounce ideas off of and work together creatively! We ended up framing two of them like this, I am considering do a “float” type of display on some of the others. I will have them on display at the upcoming Autumn Art Fair at the Garfield Park Art Center on November 20th & 21st. Be sure and mark your calendar and come see all the wonderful art that weekend. It would be a wonderful place to pick up one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays and support the local art community!

Be there or be square!

Lynne

Wall sculpture #29

"wall sculpture #29" (c) 2010, Lynne & Mark Medsker

A short post for you this Monday morning! If for no other reason it’s short because I only have two photos. 🙂 Ooops! Honestly I think there are more photos somewhere but I can’t seem to locate them so this will have to do. This is another wall sculpture that we made for Saturday’s recycled art show (thanks to those of you who visited and shopped!). It started with an old piece of semi-rusted sheet metal that we cut into a long, skinny, rectangle. After that we played with layouts using various brass bearings until we were happy. Holes were cut on the back of the sheet metal to access the back of the bearings for welding. A few were cut open so that you can see through the circles! After the welding it was clear coated and then I took the piece into my studio. Using various colors ink I added bright colors to the tops of all the brass pieces and then re-sealed the entire piece.

work in progress, wall sculpture 29 (c) 2010, Mark & Lynne Medsker

We then began working on the wood frame. After it was framed I had to decide how to finish the wood…stain or paint, metallic or flat, and what color? It took me a day or two to decide that I wanted to bring out the red/rust color so I painted a light wash of acrylic over the wood to “stain” it. Now I can’t imagine having done it in any other color!

Look for more new art tomorrow!

Lynne

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