Friday, November 27, 2015

Broken Heart - New Mixed-Media Video

My latest video!

Supply List:

10" x 10" canvas
Liquitex Black Gesso
Liquitex White Gesso
Craftsmart Paint - Pool Blue
Americana Craft Paint - Ivory
DecoArt - Raw Umber
Golden Paints - Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Quinacridone Red, Quinacridone Magenta
Golden Liquid Acrylic Glazing
Liquitex Matte Medium
Ranger Archival Ink - Black
Book Pages
Alphabet stamps
Charcoal Pencil

Have a wonderful day.



Thursday, November 19, 2015

Mixed Media - Grace

I just completed my third video!!

These are the supplies that I used for this piece:

10" x 10" canvas
Liquitex Gesso
Golden Matte Medium
Liquitex Paint  Deep Violet, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Cadmium Orange
Golden Paint - Teal, Carbon Black
Americana Raw Umber
Charcoal Pencil
Pan Pastel - Black
White Gelly Roll Pen
Donna Downey Scribble Stencil
Flower Stencil
Octagon Stencl
Book Pages
Music Sheets
Butterflies cut from Shelf Paper



Friday, November 13, 2015

Art Video #2 Flowers

I finished my 2nd art video.  I'm beginning to like this.

Heres' a list of supplies that I used for this piece:

10" x 10" canvas
Liquitex Gesso
Donna Downey Studios Scribble Script Stencil
Ranger Alphabet stencil
2 stencils from The Crafters Workshop
Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint in Green Gold, Torquoise (Phaylo), and Titan Buff
Americana Paint - Citron Green
Cereamcoat - White, Purple, Black
Dina Wakely Paint in Pink and Purple
Charcoal Pencil
Derwent Inktense Pencil in Deep Purple

I think that's it.



Wednesday, November 11, 2015

My First Art Tutorial Video

I, finally, did it!  I've been wanting to make an art video for years........and I did it.

I am not the most computer savvy person when it come to videos, editing, etc.  My dear husband modified a tripod for me so that I could shoot straight down.  None of my digital cameras worked so I used my Iphone 6.  Most of the video is upside down because I can't figure out which way the camera is supposed to go.  But, I managed to shoot it anyway.

Our, good friend, Roberto Vally, made an album last year (I think), called "Boom. Boom, Boom". He was gracious enough to let me use one of his songs, "Latin Lounge".  I think it went perfectly with the time lapse portion.  I plan to use more of his music in future videos.

To be honest, I'm not that thrilled with the piece of art in the video.  I was obsessing over the filming so much that I kind of dropped the ball on the art.  I'll do better next time....I promise.

So, here it is....(drum beat):

Thank you for watching.



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

What To Do, When You Don't Know What To Do!

It's one of those days.  I want to create some art, but haven't any idea what I want to do.  So... I'm doing a little bit of everything.  Hopefully, I'll end up with a finished piece of something.

This happens to me quite frequently.  I want to get my hands dirty, but my mind is blank.  I am an avid art tutorial watcher, so I'm bombarded with techniques that I want to try, but with so many jumbled ideas, I just don't know where to start.  I think it's like that in every aspect of life.  A person has so many things to do......become's so overwhelmed.....piddles (is that a real word?) a little bit with a lot of things.....and, just ends up more frustrated.  It becomes so easy to put things off until tomorrow.  One of my husband's favorite things to say is "let's get this behind us".  Whether it's running an errand, taking out the trash, or making a phone call that you don't want to's always "let's get this behind us".  There's, definitely, something to be said for that "Just Do It" attitude.  Of course, it does sort of conflict with "Being in the Moment".

So, as far as my relationship with art goes, it's a little bit of both.  I love the process, but I also love looking at my, finished, piece.

This is what I have so far:

Shawn Petite used a heart made out of molding paste in this weeks, Sunday Inspiration.  I also took her Texture workshop a few weeks ago.  I used a palette knife to shape these little hearts out of Golden's Hard Molding Paste.  I, also, wanted to make some out of regular joint compound to see if one was better than the other, because joint compound, from the hardware, is much, much cheaper. Of course, I couldn't find my, gigantic, tub of joint compound, so I'll have to do my comparison another day.  These hearts will take about 24 hours to dry, so I won't be doing anything with them today.  I hope to paint them and use them on a canvas.......if they don't crack.  In the last photo, you can see that I pushed a couple, little, charms into the hearts.

In the three photos, above, I'm working on a background.  I don't know what I'm going to add next, but I do know that I'm going to use the word "Redemption" somewhere in the piece.  You hear the word "redemption" used with regard to all types of matters.  But, what does it really mean?  (more on this to follow.........when the piece is finished!)

And, here we have your basic drippage.  I'm not a big "dripper".  Many of my favorite artists are. But, I'm going to try some dripping today and we'll see where it goes.

Last, but not least.....I have to do something with this catastrophy.  I started a little Shawn-esqe painting a few weeks ago.  I became frustrated and quit.  Thank God that there is always more paint. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could just paint over all of the mistakes or things that we don't like in our lives. (I guess that, metaphorically, we can).

Alright, that's where I am today.  I think that my background and "drippage" should be dry so it's back to work for Cyndi!