What the Heck is Mixed Media?

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What exactly is Mixed Media?

Mixed media is a VERY broad term in visual arts that means an artwork that has been created with more than one medium (material). Mixed media art has been my passion since I first began playing with paint and my creativity ten years ago.  I do create exclusively acrylic artworks, but I must admit, I am most free and blissed out when I am playing with mixed media.  The very best way I can describe mixed media to you is that it is making art WITHOUT all of the uppity, snooty, fine art rules.  Mixed media as an art practice means playing, experimenting and getting lost in your creativity.  You can follow me along on my mixed media art adventures; watching how I work, learning the tools I use and hearing my suggestions for the limited “rules” I give myself when I create in a mixed media format, but ultimately the journey is personal and it will be different for everyone.

Mixed media is color, and texture, and depth, and touching the artwork, and thinking outside the box, and oh so many, many things.

Finding My Wings – Copyright Lori Lynn Fell 2017

Mixed Media is EXCITING

Mixed media is exciting! It means never doing the same thing twice, never really knowing what you will end up with, growing as a creator and having fun.   Mixed media is now being explored by scrapbook artists, it has become its very own “genre” of journaling, it can be incorporated into sculpture, collage, fabric arts and yes, fine art.  Because there are no “rules”, the possibilities are endless! Type “mixed media” in to your browsers search engine and be prepared to be amazed.

  • Take a canvas; apply some paper to it, glue it down with some gel medium and wash some color over it and …BAMM…you have created a mixed media artwork.
  • Grab an old apron, glue some gems to it…BAMM…you now have a mixed media apron!
  • Add some gold leaf to a print or a photo…BAMM…mixed media!
  • Have some watercolor paper on hand?  Get a stencil, spread some texture paste or gel medium on it, add some stamps on the page….BAMM…MIXED MEDIA!  Now do some sketching on top of it all and sand some of it back, and drip some wet paint on it…..whoa, yeah baby, mixed media on fire 🙂

Mixed Media is a Playground

Mixed media is a playground. It is my therapy.  It is a place for me to pour out my soul and let the stress of life float away.  Mixed media is for EVERYONE. If you have not already joined in the fun, make sure to check out the FREE Adventures in Creativity Workshop series on my YouTube Channel.  Click here for the links to join in on the adventures.

bad phone photo of “House Hunting” copyright Lori Lynn Fell 2017

July 26 2015 Original Art, Great Prices

 

In The Moment by Lori Lynn Fell.   Copyright Lori Lynn Fell.  All Rights Reserved.  www.MyPaintedPath.com
In The Moment by Lori Lynn Fell. Copyright Lori Lynn Fell. All Rights Reserved. www.MyPaintedPath.com

Make and Take Creative Classes – ARE FINALLY HAPPENING!  Watch Facebook for the announcement.  I will be teaching two creative classes per month starting in August at Whimsy Flowers and Gifts.  Click here to like Whimsy’s Facebook page to make sure you don’t miss the notification of when registrations begin.  Yippee!  Space is limited so once you see the announcement, book quickly.  It is going to be so much fun.  I can’t wait to play in the paint with some new people.

I can hardly believe that July is almost over!  It has been a great summer so far.  I have some exciting news to share; keep your eyes open for the formal announcement of my next gallery show, happening at the Phoenix Theatre here in Fort Nelson.  I am expecting it to happen in the first half of November.  Once the dates have been nailed down and everything is confirmed, I will be posting a special invitation to the event.

I have a couple of commissions to finish up, and a couple of pieces to make for an upcoming competition and then I will be “nose to the grindstone” making sure I have some spectacular new paintings for the November show.   I am SO EXCITED!

For those of you who look for my art at Gourmet Girl, here in Fort Nelson, I will be restocking framed prints and I have a couple of printed canvas prints going up for sale as well.  Stop in and say hi to Nicole and the girls and take a peek.

I got my copy of my coffee-table book a couple of weeks ago.  It looks great and I will have copies of it available for sale at Whimsy in September.  The one and only copy is available for viewing at Whimsy Flowers and Gifts right now if you want to have a sneak peak.

SALE – I have several 9 x 12 works on paper that I am making available for sale for an incredible $50 each.  Shipping within Canada and the US is FREE!  Get yours before they are gone.

Find Your Joy by Lori Lynn Fell.  Copyright Lori Lynn Fell.  All Rights Reserved.  www.MyPaintedPath.com
  Find Your Joy by Lori Lynn Fell. Copyright Lori Lynn Fell. All Rights Reserved. www.MyPaintedPath.com