Thursday Auction Preview

Yup, it’s still going on! I hope you’ve visited the auction site to learn why I’m raising money – and to place a bid or two!

As it turns out I did find one more “theme” for the daily auction items. Thursday’s items will all be related to printmaking, gelatin prints specifically. I love to create these fun piece, they are full of surprises and happy accidents. In addition to a class for two to learn this fun art form I’ve also got some matted, ready to frame pieces up for auction that are new…they’ve not been on my website, page or blog before.  Consider this not just their debut but your chance to get them at a great price too. 🙂

Gelatin printmaking class for TWO! A $130 value, available to bid on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015. © Lynne Medsker Art & Photography, LLC

Gelatin printmaking class for TWO! A $130 value, available to bid on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015. © Lynne Medsker Art & Photography, LLC

"Growth" mono print, framed to 11x14" in black metal frame © Lynne Medsker

“Growth” mono print, framed to 11×14″ in black metal frame © Lynne Medsker

You can click on the smaller images to see them in a larger format. Friday will bring the last six “one day only” items – including a class for two, a class for TWELVE and a photo session! Details on that tomorrow!

Lynne

Stamp it up, some more!

 

On Tuesday’s post I showed you how I made some stamps to use with my gelli plate. Today I thought I’d share some of the results once the stamps were dry enough to play with. These were all stamped on card stock, some white and some buff colored. Here we go….

First I used my brayer and a couple of orange/yellow/red acrylics and rolled them all over the plate. Then I stamped the dot/hole stamps on the gelli plate and printed them directly on the paper from the stamps until I’d covered the entire play and most of the paper with a random design.

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I pulled the first print on a new sheet of paper without putting  a lot of pressure on the paper since there was plenty of paint on the plate.blog 20150110_153742

I like to do that so that there is quite a bit of paint left for a second, lighter print. The second print I made on top of the paper I had stamped on in the beginning of this process. Here’s a pic of both of them after printing:blog 20150110_153836

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I discovered that piece of wood was a bit warped and it was hard to get the middle to print. Once I realized what the problem was I was able to press the stamp hard enough to make it work, it just wasn’t quite as effortless as the other ones! A few more random shots from the day:

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I also used some of the lighter prints as an under-layer then used a stencil and black paint over them:

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At the end of the session I ended up with some very colorful stamps and some nice prints too!

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blog 20150110_162530Happy stamping!

Lynne

Rescheduled Gelli Plate Workshop!

Due to a scheduling conflict (and a delay on getting running water installed!) the first workshop in my new studio has been pushed back until October 18th!  All the details are below, the only change is the date. I hope that you can attend, I’m anxious to have some printmaking fun with you!

in the city © Lynne Medsker

Saturday, October 18th join me for a fun day of exploring printmaking on gelli plates. Come prepared to be messy and to leave with LOTS of prints! This simple, press-free, method of printmaking is great fun and hard to stop once you get started. I’ll provide all the materials, some tips & techniques and a bit of guidance along the way – you provide the enthusiasm!

printmaking sample © lynne medsker

printmaking sample © lynne medsker

If you’ve wanted to try this fun art form this is a perfect way to check it out before you purchase any supplies. If you enjoy it as much as I do the plates will be available to purchase at a reduced price at the end of class so you can continue printing at home.printmaking sample © Lynne Medsker

We’ll start at 10 a.m. and continue to play until 4 p.m. that day. I’ll have coffee and pastries available in the morning and ice tea and cookies in the afternoon, as well as bottled water all day. Bring a lunch with you (I have a refrigerator and microwave in the studio) so you don’t have to leave during the fun!

printmaking sample @ Lynne Medsker

To allow each person a lot of space to spread out and work I am limiting the class to four students (note: I have two signed up already!) so be sure to sign up soon! Cost per student is $95. Register online at www. lynnemedsker.com on the “Online Registration” page under the “Instruction” tab.

I can’t wait for this fun day to get here!

Lynne

 

Gelli Print Workshop, October 4th, 2014

It’s finally time for a workshop in my new studio!

in the city © Lynne Medsker

Saturday, October 4th join me for a fun day of exploring printmaking on gelli plates. Come prepared to be messy and to leave with LOTS of prints! This simple, press-free, method of printmaking is great fun and hard to stop once you get started. I’ll provide all the materials, some tips & techniques and a bit of guidance along the way – you provide the enthusiasm!

printmaking sample © lynne medsker

printmaking sample © lynne medsker

If you’ve wanted to try this fun art form this is a perfect way to check it out before you purchase any supplies. If you enjoy it as much as I do the plates will be available to purchase at a reduced price at the end of class so you can continue printing at home.printmaking sample © Lynne Medsker

We’ll start at 10 a.m. and continue to play until 4 p.m. that day. I’ll have coffee and pastries available in the morning and ice tea and cookies in the afternoon, as well as bottled water all day. Bring a lunch with you (I have a refrigerator and microwave in the studio) so you don’t have to leave during the fun!

printmaking sample @ Lynne Medsker

To allow each person a lot of space to spread out and work I am limiting the class to four students so be sure to sign up early! Cost per student is $95. Register online at www. lynnemedsker.com on the “Online Registration” page under the “Instruction” tab.

I can’t wait for this fun day to get here!

Lynne

 

Discoveries

One of the rewards of de-cluttering and organization is finding things you haven’t seen in a while! One of the discoveries I was excited about was in with my printmaking supplies. I’ve not made any new prints for quite some time and actually have some new materials to try out so getting the supplies together and ready made me even more anxious to explore the media again. The bonus was that I’d stashed a pile of gelatin prints from previous explorations in with the supplies, it was such fun visiting with them again. 🙂

I am going to go right now and find a spot on my calendar and mark it in bold letters: EXPLORE PRINTMAKING! Look for some newness in the next month.

Lynne

Printmaking Play

printmaking sample © lynne medsker

These are a few of the new prints I created when I had my open studio/play dates last month. It was fun just playing again and I really like the textures in these pieces. I may use them for something else or some of them may stay exactly as they are, it’s hard to say at this point.

printmaking sample © lynne medsker

printmaking sample © lynne medsker

I had a total of 11 visitors come by and play with gelatin prints during the open studio times! It is always so fun to see how others create using the same materials and processes, I’m always amazed.

printmaking sample © lynne medsker

printmaking sample © lynne medsker

I plan to have more open studio play dates in 2012 – stay tuned for details!

Lynne

REMINDER: Open Studio Days: Printmaking Play!

Just a reminder that “Open Studio Days” are a week away!  If you haven’t scheduled a time to visit & play be sure to do that TODAY! Here are the dates & times again –

Wenesday, December 7th         1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, December 8th          10 a.m. to 4 p.m. / 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, December 9th                10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Feel free to drop by the studio and join me any of those days, or all of those days. I’ll have plenty of gelatin plates, ink & paints ready for us to experiment with, as well as block & foam printing and other goodies to try. To learn more about the process, read this blog post. Since my studio space isn’t huge I’d appreciate you emailing me and scheduling your studio time so that I can keep the sessions moving smoothly. Feel free to bring friends and, by all means, share this post! There is no fee but you are welcome to donate a few dollars for the supplies if you are so inclined.

Lynne

 

Open Studio Days: Printmaking Play!

I’ve been wanting to get out my printmaking supplies and play, it’s been way too long! As motivation to get me to do that I’ve decided to have “Open Studio Days” next month and invite visitors to come and play with this fun art technique too. SO, mark your calendars, here is the schedule:

Wenesday, December 7th         1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, December 8th          10 a.m. to 4 p.m. / 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, December 9th                10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Feel free to drop by the studio and join me any of those days, or all of those days. I’ll have plenty of gelatin plates, ink & paints ready for us to experiment with, as well as block & foam printing and other goodies to try. To learn more about the process, read this blog post. Since my studio space isn’t huge I’d appreciate you emailing me and scheduling your studio time so that I can keep the sessions moving smoothly. Feel free to bring friends and, by all means, share this post! There is no fee but you are welcome to donate a few dollars for the supplies if you are so inclined.

Lynne

Revived & Reworked!

"swoop" triptych (each section 5x7"), printmaking, $165 © Lynne Medsker

There are times when I create so much art in one setting I’m not quite sure what to do with it. That seems especially true when I am experimenting with printmaking. I have a LARGE collection of unframed print projects that I periodically look at but have not done much displaying of. As fall weather is creeping in I decided to see if there were any prints that might fit the season! Since one of the residencies that I explored printmaking was during the fall I had many things to choose from. These two pieces are the ones I selected, both are currently on display (and available for purchase!) at ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, Indiana.

"harvest dance" printmaking, 5x4", $125 © lynne medsker

It was fun seeing how some matting and framing can totally revive artwork! And it felt good to actually display some of the printmaking artwork I’ve created.
Lynne

Interested in a class or workshop?

sample image, acrylic & watercolor on paper © Lynne Medsker

My calendar has begun to fill up and I only have a few openings for classes & workshops between now and fall! If you are interested please be sure to contact me and get on the schedule SOON! Currently the first two weeks of June, as well as the first two weeks of August are the only dates that are available.

sample image, three-piece mixed media collage © Lynne Medsker

sample image, gelatin print © Lynne Medsker

Topics for classes or workshops are: Acrylics & Watercolor on Paper, Three-Piece Mixed Media Collage, Gelatin Prints, Intuitive Collage, Mandala Art, Mixed Media on Illustration Board and Mixed Media Wall Sculptures. Sample images of all these projects are sprinkled throughout this post! For details  about required class sizes, length and cost (and even MORE sample images!) visit my “Classes” page on the web.

sample image, intuitive collage © Lynne Medsker

sample image, mandala art © Lynne Medsker

Call or email to add your favorite topic to the schedule, I look forward to getting creative with you soon!

sample image, mixed media on illustration board © Lynne Medsker

sample image, mixed media wall sculptures © Lynne Medsker

Lynne