The Mixed Media Club Blog

May 7, 2017

Catrin Welz-Stein

Digital artist Catrin Welz-Stein creates beautiful, dreamy pieces. She posts them occasionally on her blog.

May 7, 2017

Pass the Journal #8

For the past year or so, the folks at Strathmore have been doing a project called Pass the Journal. They’re sending out art journals for artists to work in, sort of like the old 1,000 Journals project.

Some of the journals have started to return home. Here’s a flip-through of journal #8:

For more information, check out Pass the Journal.

May 6, 2017

Acrylic Pour by Emily Meder

I’ve been seeing a lot of poured pieces in the big acrylic painting group on Facebook. I’m fascinated by this type of work. Here’s a quick video by Emily Meder, showing how she poured one of her pieces:

May 6, 2017

Vintage Photos Listed on eBay

I’ve decided it’s time to start selling off my collection of vintage photos, since I’m no longer headed down a vintage road with my work. I’m listing small lots of them on eBay over the next few weeks.

May 6, 2017

Joshua Smith

Artist Joshua Smith creates amazing, intricate urban scenes in miniature. He has a large number of photos of his pieces on his web site.

May 5, 2017

Simon Beck

Artist Simon Beck creates beautiful, intricate patterns in the snow, then photographs the results. He has tons of photos of his snow art on his web site.

April 30, 2017

What Are All Those Mediums For?

Have you ever found yourself standing in front of shelves of acrylic mediums, wondering what the heck to do with them? Or scrolling through the endless lists of them on Amazon or Dick Blick, not sure which one to put into your cart?

Every one of those mediums has a purpose, and the best place to go for information on how to use them is the source: the manufacturers.

Golden Artist Colors manufactures a full range of acrylic mediums, and has a ton of information about each one posted on their web site. Not sure what the difference is between Soft Gel and Heavy Gel? The nice folks at Golden have spelled it out for you, with photos comparing the results with each.

Liquitex also manufactures a full range of acrylic mediums, and they have an equally impressive amount of information posted on their site, including video lessons on how to use most of them.

When in doubt about any product, always check the manufacturer’s web site!

April 30, 2017

Artwork on eBay

I’ve been clearing out my art storage drawer this month, listing a few pieces at a time on eBay, with low opening bids. Grab yourself some real mixed media artwork for pocket change, and help me make room to store my new work!

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