In trying to define mixed media art, Cate states there are five essential ingredients to creating mixed media. I read #5 and that is what prompted this post.
5. Mixed-media artists take all comers. No one is going to close the circle and say, "You're not like us. You don't make art the way we do."
Instead, mixed-media artists are more likely to throw open the studio doors and say, "Come join the party! Let's teach each other."
My journey in mixed media painting has been successful ONLY because of the mindset of other mixed media artists. It is they who have taught me the techniques I use when creating a piece. They are the most supportive and encouraging group of artists ever. They will share any and all of their ideas and knowledge in hopes that other artists can know the joy of mixed media art and can practice to develop their own style.
I feel honored to learn from others and because I have been taken under their wings, I feel a strong commitment to do the same for others whenever I can.
Though I have been asked to make video tutorials, I am not equipped to do that. I have no camera set up nor do I have the chutzpa to see or hear myself in that venue. So, instead, I thought I would share now (and perhaps more in the future) a pictorial of the evolution of one of my paintings.
Well, here goes.......
|It begins with an idea and a sketch|
|Coloring the face and getting skin tone the way I want it|
|Her eyes and first layers of the hair|
|Final layers and details of her hair|
|The background is many layers of paint, paper, stencils, stamps and is ever evolving.|