Well…I did something art related today!

I finally got around to sending out a newsletter. You know, the newsletter I say I’ll send to you twice a month but haven’t sent since sometime in June. Yeah, that one. And, even though I’m embarrased that it’s been so long, I’m a bit proud to have gotten that much done! Right now my world consists of cramming my belongings and art life into boxes. Moving day is approaching FAST. I’ll be so happy to be done with packing, unpacking and arranging. I’ll be even happier when I get my new studio space set up but that’s going to be a while. In the meantime I am getting a bit of art finished in and around the moving confusion.

"Aspen" Mixed Media on Wood Panel, 4x18" © Lynne Medsker
“Aspen” Mixed Media on Wood Panel, 4×18″ © Lynne Medsker

I’ve been working on these panels with trees on them…first a small “sample” piece (above) to see how I liked it and now several larger (1×4 foot) ones. All the backgrounds were spray painted with a mix of colors, then the branches were laid in using old dictonary pages. Some ink, charcoal and pencil finished it off.

Work in Progress, mixed media on panels
Work in Progress, mixed media on panels

Their finish vs. moving day happening first? It’s anyone’s guess!  I’ve moved them to the living room hoping that as I sit on the couch, exhausted from packing, I’ll pick them up and work on them. It hasn’t happened yet but I can still hope, right? 🙂

I have a feeling that as much as I enjoy making art with trees in it, once we move I’ll be even more inspired. This is a peek at part of our new property – it has several acres of beautiful rolling wooded terrain like this.

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As I look at it I’m reminded why it will be worth all this upheaval and effort! Not a subdivision in sight. 🙂

Next time I post it’ll be from my new home, we start moving things in there in less than a week. Until that time, love & peace to you!



"dalliance #3" mixed media on wood, 4x4" (not for sale) 2011, Lynne Medsker

Although I still had a few items left I wanted to create some more small art pieces to give away in drawings and contests for my email newsletter subscribers. I liked the idea of creating art just for the fun of giving it away! Here are images of the steps during their creation:

blank panels, ready to begin! © 2011, Lynne Medsker
random magazine text added © 2011, Lynne Medsker
first round of ink going onto the surface © 2011, Lynne Medsker
detail of ink & water on surface © 2011, Lynne Medsker
more inks applied to surface © 2011, Lynne Medsker
ink blotted into surface © 2011, Lynne Medsker
more ink/color added to surface © 2011, Lynne Medsker
after ink was blended into surface © 2011, Lynne Medsker
surface design added with black acrylic © 2011, Lynne Medsker
layers of paint spray/splatter/drops on top of design © 2011, Lynne Medsker
adding strips of copper paper © 2011, Lynne Medsker
more random paint © 2011, Lynne Medsker
individual pieces separated, sealed with clear acrylic (still wet in image) black wire added to each piece © 2011, Lynne Medsker
finished pieces, with decorative stamping added to surface © 2011, Lynne Medsker
"dalliance #4" mixed media on wood, 4x4" (not for sale) 2011, Lynne Medsker

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Sneak Peek and Special Offers

If you haven’t had a chance to visit my solo show,”Art with Lots of TLC” (Texture, Layers & Color) at the Plainfield Public Library in Plainfield, Indiana, here’s a little peek at part of the art on display. The artwork lines the second floor of the library, this image is of a small section to the right of the stairs as you assend them. Although I’ve had these three pieces for several months I have never had them in the same place at the same time. Together they made a great display! The framed pieces, “Non-Identical Twins #1 and #2″ are mixed media on illustration board, each 20×15”, priced at $295 (or $495 for the pair). The wall sculpture “Commetiri” is a combination of wood, paint, aluminum & found objects, measures 14×11 and is $175. You’ll find larger images of all of these works on the website!

This show continues through March 13th, 2011 during normal library hours so you’ve got almost two full weeks to go see all the art in person, displayed in this wonderful gallery.

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