Mixed Media, and Fine Art Photography
Hellloooooo…..Is this thing still on?
I guess I needed a bit of a break from the blog. That, and we have been super busy creating our mixed media, and fine art photography pieces for this winters art shows. But, I missed you guys.
We have been creating some pretty exciting art. I had an idea in my head of how this new fine art photography was going to look when we started making the large pieces. But, not every plan works out in real life. What I thought would look good, didn’t, so we went with a better idea. Thankfully, I am married to an artist, and together we can come up with some pretty good stuff.
Just about everything we have made this year is big. 24 x 36, 20 x 30, or 16 x 20 photos. Al made wood panels larger than the prints, then the real magic happened.
Around each photo we have textured, and painted to match the image. This is where Al has been invaluable. His knowledge of finishes, and paints has been what makes this work.
I have also learned that photographing, photography is really, really hard. I guess it would help if I had a real studio with real studio lighting. But, these are pretty dang close to what the real thing looks like.
Each piece is then coated with art resin. This makes the whole piece pop. (I photographed these prior to doing the resin.) We started doing art resin on my photo pieces last year and people really love it. I love what it does to my photos. And the best part is, it’s not glass.
I have been posting on Instagram and Facebook some images of the work as we have been doing it. So if you are ever curious about what we are up to, check there.
All in a Row
We are getting really good reaction so far from anyone that’s seen the actual pieces, and also on social media. Al’s cousin who is probably the best, and most knowledgeable artist I know, is over the moon about this new work. Everyday he tells me how wonderful it all is, and how we should sell every single piece. Fingers crossed that happens this winter.
Al and I are excited, and it will be fun to get it all in front of people soon. Our first art show for the winter is Dec. 7, 8 and 9 in Surprise, AZ. We are about ready to hit the road, and I am looking forward to sunshine and warmth.
I have been adding new images to my website, and I will also be having a 20% off sale this weekend. I have small prints for sale on the website, but larger prints can be made too. Just email for more information.
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Well it was good to catch up. Have a great week, a wonderful Thanksgiving, and know that I am thankful for you guys.