What is mixed media art?
Media means one 'tool' for creating the art. For example: acrylic paint, oil paint, pastel, watercolour, charcoal, pencil crayon, collage and any other 2-D ways of creating that you can think of. It doesn't have to include only traditional art supplies. It could include found objects from around the house, or tin foil, or fabric etc.
Mixed media requires at least 2 different mediums to come together to create one unified piece of art. The more you mix the more complex the work becomes. You can play with layers to see what works. It can be a lot of trial and error.
We examine ways to mix the media. You will learn methods for layering, but more importantly, how to use this medium to express yourself clearly. Check it out in our Mixed Media Classes.
Join us in the brand new MONA LIST ART SALON for the first inaugural workshop!! This space is absolutely breathtaking! It will inspire your creativity. There is plenty of room for each participant to paint and express themselves.
The workshop includes assistance with:
We use fluids and inks in this class, plus charcoal sticks, pens, pencils - basically anything that makes a mark. We will also use Acrylic Matt Medium. Some bonus supplies will be available, but you will have a full supply list once you sign up.
Cost: $175. (Free GOLDEN acrylic apron to the first 6 registrants)
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Mona Lisa Art Salon - 1510 7st. S.W. Calgary, Ab. located in the heart of 17th Ave. S.W. at Just three doors down from Mona Lisa Artists’ Materials
in-person @Mona Lisa Artists’ Materials - 1518 – 7th Street SW
This year I have 6 paintings in the Miniature Masterpieces Gallery at the Western Showcase. I was told by the organizers that this gallery was inspired by my work and how successfully it sold on the first night of the show. If you go to the stampede grounds - please do go and find my work hanging on the walls of the Western Showcase in the BMO Centre. Happy Stampeding!
THIS YEAR - YOU CAN FIND ME AT THE MARKET!! I'M SO EXCITED!!
I will be selling cards of my artwork, plus some original paintings and prints. There is an area where vendors sell out of the trunks of their vehicles and spill a little into the streets. That is where you will find me. It is my first year doing this market, so I would really appreciate a visit from you! There will be amazing deals to be found :-)
I will have some of my BIG CITY LIVING paintings available in card sets.
The Inglewood Night Market is a modern day market that occurs every second Friday in the summer months in Calgary Alberta.
In 2019 our dates are June 7th, July 12th, August 9th, September 13th and September 14th (In September we do two nights both Friday and Saturday) we run from 5pm to 11pm each date.
Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade craftsmen items to vintage clothing, antiques & collectibles, artisan eats & more! You’ll also find food trucks, singer songwriters, bands, dancers, outdoor seating, a family friendly licenced area and other fun things to check out!
Our home is the beloved Inglewood Neighbourhood just off 9th Avenue and 10th street!
Last few days to see the show!! Check it out - Shona says it is one of the best shows in the gallery!
Find us in the new hip and cool artist studios at CSpace - King Edward School.
Artist Statement regarding the show:
Hope, trust, love, desire, compassion - all have a complexity as they weave and sometimes share space with - despair, distrust, hate, repulsion and envy. The anatomical heart, with its beating, its blood, its valves and pathways, represent our emotions more accurately then any simple 2D cartoon heart.
The balloons, flowers, cupcakes, rabbits and birds - these all represent my belief in goodness, in trust, in beauty. I tie my heart to these uplifting thoughts and feelings. I know there is darkness and destruction in this world, but I choose to feel and focus on the beauty. It doesn’t mean, I don’t feel compassion and sadness - my heart is there, beating and dripping with blood when I see injustice. But like a child, I tie my heart to the balloons.
I have been working with beeswax and resin, photo transfer, ink & calligraphy pen, oil paints and oil pastels. Lots of layers, drawing and colours. Here is a little breakdown of my process.
...is always a feast for your eyes and ears. Layers of colour and the crescendo of horns, music and sellers all mix together creating a tremendous and endless improvisational jazz song. Each time I go to Mexico it is a trip in MAKING art, APPRECIATING art and FINDING art in unusual places.
The walls, ceiling and floors offer a variety of textures and colours. Here are a few shots I took while walking the streets. I see them as little abstract paintings.
Creating a commission painting is a long process and a road which many artists refuse to embark on. Why? Well there are a few reasons why artists often don't like doing commissions:
Most of the time, I really enjoy the challenge of a commission. I try to mitigate some of those above issues by:
Art is the...
great connector of people, places and dreams. It speaks the language of the heart when it is authentic and created from an open and non-judgemental space. It is passionate pursuit of creation with a playful mind.