Artists! Kick it up a notch!

The “Web Presence for Artists” workshop today at Sugar Creek Art Center was great! Information was flowing everywhere and, as always, I gathered some great tips as well. I loved the energy of having 10 artists together at the same time, sharing and learning! If you were unable to attend I hope to schedule another of these workshops in late September (I’ll post the info as soon as the details are worked out). In the meantime I wanted to pass along this information for you to take advantage of! Be sure to read about the limited time offers at the bottom of the page and contact me by September 5th to take advantage of those special prices. I am currently scheduling session in late September and beyond, when would you like me to help you improve your online presence?

A Special Offer – Just for Artists!

“Intricate Elements” opening one week away!

"Intricate Elements" at Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center, April 2012

“Intricate Elements”

"Intricate Elements" at Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center, April 2012

From exercise to photo art!

photo of clippings #1 © lynne medsker

These images kind of morphed from their original intent into something entirely different! I love when that happens! They began as small magazine clippings that I cut, all to be glued into art journals and used as inspiration for future art compositions. Mostly looking for interesting shapes & lines I also ended up with a lovely variety of colors. As I continued clipping them and piling them on the table I could see how awesome they would look if photographed together. Out came the camera!

photo of clippings #2 © lynne medsker

photo of clippings #3 © lynne medsker

photo of clippings #4 © lynne medsker

I was sure that I’d upload them and then throw them into Photoshop to create some kind amazing digital artwork but the more I looked at them the more I enjoyed them just as they are! So now I’ve got even more motivation to continue with the art journals. Taking photos of the groups of images as well as inspiration from each individual one, a rather accidental form of multitasking. 🙂

What motivates and inspires you?

Lynne

Lynne Medsker: International Artist!

"rock my world #5" digital art triptych, printed on aluminum © Lynne Medsker

Woot!! Cool news from the weekend, I have two sets of digital art traveling to their new home in England today.  These pieces were part of the new art display at ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, Indiana for the month of June, even if they didn’t get to stay there long. 🙂 Printed on aluminum, each piece was 10″x 20″ and covered an area of 32″ x 20″ when hung together.

"rock my world #6" digital art triptych, printed on aluminum © Lynne Medsker

I loved the bright colors and the way they seemed to pop off of the aluminum! I have had several pieces printed on aluminum, it is beautiful, lightweight and maintenance is a breeze. I hope the new owners will be as excited about them as I am! Although I am a bit jealous that my art is traveling and I am not. 🙂

Happy Monday,

Lynne

Sale items, continued…

"art & nature #7" 16x20" was $245, NOW $85! © Lynne Medsker

Last Friday I posted about the artwork I have hanging in the Hendricks County 4-H Conference Center from now until mid-May. If you live in Indiana and have a chance to stop & view these in person that would be fantastic! As I mentioned in my last post I will also be posting images from that display on the blog so that my non-local blog readers have a chance to get some great deals on art too! Here is a selection of images for today:

"art & nature #9" 16x20" was $245, NOW $85! © Lynne Medsker

"mommas flowers, papas rocks #3" 16x20" was $245, NOW $85! © Lynne Medsker

"mommas flowers, papas rocks #4" 16x20" was $245, NOW $85! © Lynne Medsker

All these images are photo/digital art, printed on canvas & gallery wrapped. They have traveled to a few shows and may have some wear on the corners or edges but they still look fantastic hanging on the wall. To take advantage of these great deals before they are gone be sure to e-mail me  (my contact info is listed in the “Buy My Art” section at the top/right of the page!).

Happy Shopping!

Lynne

New art display & sale!

Hendricks County 4-H Conference Center, 1900 East Main Street, Danville, IN 46122

Today I will be traveling to the Hendricks County 4-H Conference Center to hang a display of my artwork in the hallways! Although I will have some newer artwork on display in the glass cases (mandalas & mini art pieces) I am using this opportunity to pull out some of my old favorites and show them, with specially reduced prices.

"circino" mixed media on canvas, 12x12" was $90, NOW $30! © Lynne Medsker

The display will be up from now until mid-May, giving everyone an opportunity to visit and get some great deals! Since many of my blog readers are not located in Indiana I will be featuring these art pieces on my blog once or twice a week and offering free shipping to the non-local followers. How’s that for a deal?

"dream garden #2" photo/digital art printed on gallery wrapped canvas, 16x24, was $295, NOW $95! © Lynne Medsker

There is a mixture of digital art, mixed media, printmaking and paintings as well – something for everyone! I’m sharing a sneak peek for your Friday, be on the lookout for more in the coming weeks and be sure to contact me to arrange your purchase when you discover your favorites.

"stormy day" watercolored photo, 17x15 (framed), was $175 NOW $55! © Lynne Medsker

Once they’re gone, they are gone – don’t miss out!

Happy Friday!

Lynne

Green Art

fractal art #11j © Lynne Medsker

I didn’t want my blog to get pinched on St. Patrick’s Day! It was kind of fun searching for some green art to feature that hadn’t already been online, I ended up digging through the digital art files to find these. They include a couple of fractal art pieces, some of my very early digital art, part of my “Static” series and one unfinished series that I started and didn’t get past the second piece. So enjoy a little bit ‘o green here then enjoy your celebrations of the day!

fractal 11n © Lynne Medsker

"nature" digital art © Lynne Medsker

"static #8" digital art © Lynne Medsker

"Dots #2" digital art © Lynne Medsker

Lynne

It’s back – Retro Friday!

It’s been a LONG time since I’ve done a Retro Friday post! And a long time since I’ve posted any Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s). SO…why not do both at once? Although most of the ATC’s I’ve done have been hand crafted I have done some digitally, which is what I decided to feature on the blog today – just for fun! With the exception of a card I created for a “Children” themed swap these all feature a variety of vintage photos. I’ve got literally hundreds of these vintage images to play with, it’s always fun to pull some out and get creative. Several of these cards had other little embellishments added to them after they were printed. I still have some of each design if anyone wants one or wants to do a swap I am up for it! Just leave a comment on this post or send me an email. Enough chatter…on to the images:

"be yourself" artist trading card © Lynne Medsker

"deliriously happy" artist trading card © Lynne Medsker

"joy of a child" artist trading card © Lynne Medsker

"men" artist trading card © Lynne Medsker

"stand up" artist trading card © Lynne Medsker

I have to admit the last one is my favorite!

If you are curious about ATC’s there is information about it on my website, as well as link to other sites with info on how they are made. I haven’t done an ATC class for a while but they are a really great activity for a group of friends, keep it in mind next time you & your friends are looking for something to do!

I hope to see many of you at the opening reception for my show in Plainfield this Sunday, have a great weekend!

Lynne

Digital wall display

image from "Art with lots of TLC (Texture, Layers & Color) at Plainfield Public Library © 2011, Lynne Medsker

So, if you’ve read my blog the past week or two I’ve been mentioning my show at the Plainfield Public Library in Plainfield Indiana. I was so excited I announced the date it went up, only to find out I didn’t have all of my artwork available to hang that day! SO, if you stopped by last weekend to take a peek and noticed a big blank area, I thought I’d share with you what was supposed to be there (and was finally hung up Monday afternoon). As it turned out all the missing artwork was digital art, printed on aluminum. A photo of the entire wall space is show about. The triptych pieces on each end of the wall are new, here are some closer images of them.

"rock my world #5" digital art triptych, 30x20" © 2011, Lynne Medsker

"rock my world #6" digital art triptych, 30x20" © 2011, Lynne Medsker

I really love the way the digital art looks printed on the aluminum! My apologies for the unfinished space if you happened to visit last weekend. If you haven’t visited yet then I encourage you to stop in this coming Sunday, February 20th, for the opening reception. It’s from 1 to 3 p.m. in the afternoon. Stop by to visit, have some delicious snacks, a little conversation and see my new work. I’d be honored to have you attend!

See you there,

Lynne