painting technique

Your Unique Painting Techniques – Secret to Life as an Artist Series

My last post in this series was about intuition, trust in the process and having faith all will turn out the way it is supposed to turn out. Yay! I truly believe in that. Today’s post is about unique painting techniques that make up your style of painting. Or as Ariane Goodwin from http://smartistcareerblog.com/ says, your unique painting “fingerprint.” Your fingerprint is what makes your painting unique to you. It’s what makes people able to recognize your work. It’s something…

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The Secret to Life as an Artist Series

I like to add inspiring quotes to my monthly art newsletters. I’ve been a collector of sayings and quotes for quite a while. I’ve filled up a bunch of empty books. (You can read about my empty books here>) My search for a great quote led me to one by Antoine de Saint-Exupery from one of my favorite books, “The Little Prince.” “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can…

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Update on what I’m working on in the studio

These are the peace tree paintings I worked on yesterday in the studio. They still have more layers to go but this shows a good start. I build up layers with the black. I especially like the way it looks like aspen markings in the tree trunk.   I mainly worked on the two on the left yesterday. Today the one on the right is calling to me. I like watching them progress by taking the photos.  

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My art videos are inspiring others

I have some art videos on youtube and they’ve been inspiring others! I think this is wonderful and I love it when people share their art with me. One Etsy artist, Christina Colwell, at helixartandglass wrote me this nice note. Hi Lindy, I just wanted to share with you and thank you for making available some painting demonstrations on You Tube. I’ve been playing with some of your techniques which I just love. Anyway…here is the end result of most…

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Development of a painting – Protecting the Nest III

I was painting about a dozen canvases and pieces on wood while I was taking the Bloom True e-course by Flora Bowley. I’m still working on some of the pieces and they are developing and changing and don’t look anything like the way they started. It’s always interesting to me to watch a painting develop. In the future I’ll be posting some of these pieces to show you. What I love about the Bloom True e-course is you can take…

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What I'm Learning in the Bloom True e-course

I am really loving the Bloom True e-course by Flora Bowley. It’s such a nice mix of video’s, instruction, interviews, sketchbook time, gratefulness, yoga, etc. It is truly a mind, body, spirit type of class and it is just what I had hoped it would be. I understand why it is titled the “brave, intuitive you” e-course. It definitely takes being brave to push oneself to make authentic paintings based on the symbols, and marks from one’s intuitive and true…

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Learning new approaches in my art

As I wrote earlier, I’m taking the super awesome painting e-course by Flora Bowley called Bloom True. But it’s not just about painting! It’s about intuition, meditation, playfulness, yoga, letting go, not judging, trusting the process, being open and a whole lot more! I just love it! I’m painting on 2 canvases (actually wood boards) for the class but then I have a bunch more pieces I’m working on too.  I’m incorporating what I’ve learned from the course with a…

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How I got inspired by lanterns

This lantern below was made by my fiancé Greg Gaskill. I’ve been watching him create beautiful raku ceramic lanterns. Raku Lantern by Greg Gaskill, sold We’ve talked about how they illuminate and cast shadows. We’ve talked about the other lanterns we have in our home. The hanging one’s we have on the back deck that are made of punched tin from Mexico. I love the star pattern on them. Then there are the solar lanterns we have along the walkway. And the…

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Art with Texture

I love texture in a painting. I thought you might like to see my work up close and see some of the texture I put into it. I’m often asked how I get the pattern in my paintings that you see in the background. My process involves using wax paper that I paint and then scrap into with my fingernails, and then press onto the painting. I let it dry for a bit and then run it under the faucet…

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Painting and Making Whimsical Recycled Garden Art

One way to bring a little color into your home is to make colorful garden planters using paint and recycled washing machine drums. I painted the one above last year. It’s great for cactus because they don’t need much water. I made a bright flower motif one this year. I’ll show you the progression of one I decorated with a cactus design below. I started with an empty washing machine drum that I cleaned up to look like this. Next…

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Creating colorful, whimsical paintings in the studio

I unplugged last Friday and tried not to use my computer except for email so I could spend all my time in the art studio working on six new paintings on board. I have some minis and medium sized paintings in the works as well but I put those on hold to concentrate on the six. I’ve accomplished a lot! I’ll share a bit of what I’ve done and then I’m back to the studio to keep working on them.…

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