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.
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.
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:
big city living show in the heart of yyc - inglewood @ arton9th GALLERY. NEW WORK WITH ENCAUSTICS TO VIEW AND PURCHASE ORIGINALS AND PRINTS AVAILABLE. JOIN US!
I'm working on a new body of work. Cityscapes for a show at Arton9th scheduled for Mid September. This work is a combination of phototransfer, acrylic paint, oil paint and encaustic. New directions in my work has me very excited! Here is a little peak.
"Oh my goodness, they are gorgeous!" - Kandace Wylie-toews
Mexico is EARTHY. Not in the warm fuzzy environmental way we say 'earthy' back in Canada, but rather, Mexico is RAW. Earthy and raw. The underlayers are exposed and you eat the dirt from the pyramids as you walk the city. Mexico city is a cosmic crash that explodes into a thousand stars. It is jolting and in your face. It screams at you 'WAKE UP!'
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.