Cybernated Artistry Show Images

In case you weren’t able to make it to the Cybernated Artistry show at Sugar Creek Art Center last month here are some images of the artwork on the walls.

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As you entered the gallery
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one of the corners, I love the rustic walls!
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grouping between windows
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another grouping, oval fractal art
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the show within the show – group show of digital artwork
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the back hall, leading into the gallery
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my favorite wall of the show!

The show ended August 31st so now I’ve just got memories and these photos. Hope you enjoy them!

Lynne

Web Presence for Artists: August 29th, 2012

I was invited to share some information with local artists about online presence and social media. I know enough about it to know I don’t know it all – but I’m excited to share what I do know! Here is the class information. If you’d like to join, please email me at info@lynnemedsker.com. If we can find a workable date in the near future I may be presenting this again on a Saturday for those that aren’t available during the week.

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An Introduction to Web Presence & Social Media for Artists

Presented by Lynne Medsker

Date:                  Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Time:         10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. (bring a sack lunch)

Location:         Sugar Creek Art Center

                          127 South Pearl Street

                       Thorntown, Indiana

Cost:                  $20 per person

Contact:         Lynne Medsker @ info@lynnemedsker.com

This class is to introduce and encourage artists to use the available social media and online outlets to present and promote their work.  It will be broken into a morning session that covers basic information on presenting your work online, including:

Photographing/Adjusting/Resizing your images for the web

Watermarking & copyright for your images

What information to include with your images

Being consistent in your efforts

Connecting with other artists, art lovers and potential clients

After lunch we will spend time talking about specific sites and ways to promote your art, some topics covered will be:

Facebook Pages

Pinterest

Twitter

LinkedIN, Branched Out, Google+, etc.

Etsy & eBay

Blogs and blogs vs. websites

Image hosting sites

Online resources

You will receive handouts as well as links & information via email after the class. I will be available after the session to answer any specific questions that you may have about your art, Facebook Page, blog, etc. and to schedule one-on-one tutoring sessions for those who are interested in further assistance. If you have a laptop please bring it with you!

Cybernated Artistry!

In case you missed it I am excited to be sharing an upcoming venue with other digital artists that would like to show their work! The details and entry form are located at http://cybernatedartistry.wordpress.com. the deadline is in one week! I hope you’ll consider entering and help show the public how diverse digital art can be!

If you aren’t a digital artist then instead of entering I am asking you to attend! Here is an image of the postcard announcement with all the details:

See you there!

Lynne

PS – So, after passing out these postcards and publishing the image all over the web it was pointed out to me I have the wrong date printed on there for the reception. Sheesh. If I confused you, my apologies…it is indeed a Friday – the 10th.

Small bit of mandalas!

mandala #44, mixed media on paper © Lynne Medsker

I’m still spending time playing with mandalas, these three new small mandalas have been delivered and hung in the gift shop at Sugar Creek Art Center, located in Thorntown, Indiana. I am enjoying creating these with the addition of a watercolor background and really like the off-center composition too! Although I loved creating the more traditionally composed pieces, for me this just seems to make the final image a bit more interesting. What do you think?

Somehow in the midst of creation I failed to get an image of them before any color was added…so just use your imagination, tuned to black & white. 🙂 Here they are after a layer of watercolor was added to them.

work in progress, mandalas 45, 46, 44 (L to R) © lynne medsker

The paint dulls the outlines so several of them have been traced over to get them back to their original bold black. I picked up some cool little frames the other day, which was my inspiration for creating these tiny pieces. Come to find out they weren’t quite tiny enough, I had to trim them down to fit in the frames!

"mandala #44" mixed media on paper, 4x4" framed to 6x6" $35 © Lynne Medsker

You can see the size difference in this image vs. the one at the top of the page. Here are the other two pieces in their frames:

"mandala #45" mixed media on paper, 4x4" framed to 6x6" $35 © Lynne Medsker
"mandala #46" mixed media on paper, 4x4" framed to 6x6" $35 © Lynne Medsker

They will fill a small space with a nice splash of color, or hang all three together in a slightly larger space for a fun display! Of course I’d be happy to create some for you in custom colors as well – what colors will you choose?

Lynne

Sediment

“sediment” mixed media on wood, 12×36, $325 (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

I’m still trying to catch up on all the “work in progress” images I took during my residency last month. Today’s post features more of the mixed media work I did while I was there. I was still experimenting with mortar/cement and other textures, so I began by layering on cement and swirling it around the two wood panels. After I was happy with that I poured small black gravel over the cement and pressed it into the surface. For extra “adhesiveness” I squirted clear gesso over the rock layer and then spread that around and left it to dry.

work in progress, image #1, sediment (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker
work in progress, image #2, sediment (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

It was more than a bit of a sticky mess so I left it lay for a couple days before going back to it. Once it was finally dry I had to shake/brush/pick off the gravel that wasn’t tightly fixed to the cement. I’d not be surprised if they aren’t still finding little black rocks around the studio! Then came the fun part – adding color! I have been very drawn to turquoise hues so I focused on that plus a few other colors that went well with turquoise.

work in progress, image #3, sediment (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker
work in progress, image #4, sediment (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

The layers slowly built up and the piece began to take shape.

work in progress, image #5, sediment (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

The final steps were to go back in with black paint and highlight the black rocks that were covered with other layers of color and then add a few small splashes of rusty red. Done! This artwork is currently hanging at Sugar Creek Art Center in the Commons area, along with 14 other of my art pieces now through the end of November. Be sure to stop in, view my art, the wonderful display in the main gallery area, shop in the gift shop and visit the artists in their studios soon!

Lynne