Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Attempted Mixed Media

I am taking the free online mixed media course through Strathmore Online Workshops.  I signed up for it last year, then never got around to it.  This year, I thought I would go for it.  It's a bit more of a challenge...loose lines, well mostly
that is the challenge.  These are my first attempts at it.  I need to keep working at it, trying to loosen up and try new things.  
I don't seem to be very cooperative.  
I will keep at it. 


the invitation.

P.S.  How are you doing?  What new things are you trying this year?  
How do you deal with attempting new styles/mediums? you name your pictures random things? 
I've recently noticed that I name pictures based on what immediately comes to 
mind after I finish a picture.  

Have a lovely day!


  1. I love these. I write. I paint with words and I'm always working on something new.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  2. They are both beautiful Heather. I signed up too, but not sure I will do it. I will watch all the videos though, perhaps I'll get hooked. Good luck to you, you've had a great start.

  3. I have signed up for the Strathmore free course as well and week one is abstract and am having a terrible time trying to be loose in the artwork as you will see if you visit me........
    Loving both of your great paintings.
    Annette x

  4. Heather, well done! I love them both! For me, the name just comes. And, if I don't have a name right away, I put the painting away, until it wants to be named. I know, sounds weird, right? LOL! I feel my painting has become even more free this year!!

  5. I love that you name them! And that you are trying new things. I am too this year - really working on practicing, playing and being more free - that's the challenge for me. I LOVE the loose strokes, and The Invitation is just a beautiful example of them, xoxo

  6. Hello! Wow you have been busy. I am freaking out about this dragonfly!!! I love it so much. And that doodle woman up above, that has no face outline...oh my!

    I am gearing up for a blog post! I promise. Life takes me away to other places. I think I used to be so good at it because I had a tiny one nursing in my arms all the time. Now, nearly four, and two nearly teens, life has changed and I just don't sit at the computer anymore. (this is a good thing I think!!!)

    So glad you're making so much art and wonderful pics. I believe you're mother of a lifetime! Such an inspiration!

  7. Awesome paintings. I think you are doing great! I name my creations the same way, and some have some strange names :) I've signed up for the Strathmore class but haven't started yet. I've taken the last two years and they are great. I'm sewing the fabric I am painting right now. As for how I get started working with a new medium...hmmm...I guess I don't read the instructions and jump right in while getting my hands into it and making a mess, haha!

  8. Same here, I will name a picture with what comes to mind right when I look at it.