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Friday, October 17, 2014

Live Webinar with Lisa L. Cyr: Mixed Media on Gessobord


The Messenger, 48" x 36" x 2", acrylic, oil, collage
& assemblage on masonite with wooden framework
Painting the Mythical Figure in Mixed Media, a new webinar through North Light featuring the work and process of Lisa Cyr, live on November 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

This highly visual presentation will take the viewer on a fantastical artistic adventure! Utilizing innovative two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques, the webinar will cover how to paint the fantastical figure in an imaginative environment. Topics will include character development using props, costumes and models, employing theatrical color schemes, painting skin tones of fantastical beings in dramatic settings, drawing techniques, rendering patterned cloth, using hair to create form and movement and adding bas-relief details and assemblage embellishments. In addition, conceptual development strategies will be discussed, including working in journals and sketchbooks, research techniques and reference gathering to create compelling figurative works that tell imaginative stories. With visually inspiring imagery, insightful tips and innovative approaches, artists will discover a plethora of image making strategies as well as exciting two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques to employ in their own fantastical figurative works. For artists who are looking to push their work to a new level, this webinar will be a valuable resource and an ongoing source for creative inspiration.  Bonus videos and other downloadable materials will be included, like step by step demonstrations, interviews, and articles.

You can register for the event here: www.northlightshop.com


Lisa L. Cyr (www.cyrstudio.com) is an accomplished multidisciplinary artist and author with a content-driven approach. A graduate from The Massachusetts College of Art (BFA) and Syracuse University (MA), Cyr's artistic oeuvre has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, universities and at industry organizations, including traveling shows with the Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles.

Lisa's blog, YouTube Channel, Facebook Page and Twitter Profile

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Featured Gallery Artist: Ann Gorbett


Lunch at Fanizzis by Ann Gorbett
Lunch at Fanizzis, 24" x 24", oil on Gessobord
Massachusetts artist Ann Gorbett paints with only palette knives, for the thick, rich strokes they leave behind.  She is represented by 13 Forest Gallery in Arlington, MA, Custom Art Framing and Gallery 9 in Norwood, MA and The Artists Studio and Gallery at Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA.

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Featured Gallery Artist: Rhonda Gates


Moire by Rhonda Gates
Moire, oil and graphite on Hardbord, 16" x 20", 2013


Rhonda Gates is an abstract landscape artist, explaining her process and inspiration in a recent blog post on her site, she shares that her works evolve in subject and color, as her process evolves in making them.  

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Featured Gallery Artist: David Camp

Sycamore Flame by David Camp
Sycamore Flame, 12" x 12", oil on Gessobord


Plein air artist and Texan, David Camp is a member of the Oil Painters of America and the Outdoor Painting Society.  His work Blue Harmony was chosen by Lewis Wines for a label on their summer vinho verde style wine.  David is represented by both the Taste Wine Art-Kirchman Gallery in Johnson City, TX and RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX.

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Featured Video: Elizabeth Schowachert with Encausticbord

"I have explored many different media over the years, including mosaic, acrylic and oil paint. Currently I am working primarily with the encaustic medium. It has incredible fluidity and allows me to achieve balance between color and form."

Dallas artist, Elizabeth Schowachert came to encaustics through The Encaustic Center in Dallas run by Bonny Leibowitz.  She explains, "I had always been interested in the medium, loved the look of encaustic paintings and decided to give it a try.  I took a beginning class, and several studio days working with Bonny. I had been painting with Acrylic and Oil in the past, once I started painting with wax I never looked back. I just love the medium."  In using Encausticbord, Elizabeth found that the surface, being made especially for wax has terrific absorbency and doesn't produce bubbles, and the panels look professional.  


Below, Elizabeth demonstrates her work and process on Encausticbord™ with encaustics and R+F pigment sticks.




To see Elizabeth's work in person, she has work at the Texas Visual Arts Association Gallery, "Driven to Abstraction" and she will have pieces at the encaustiCon 2014 Miami Melt in October at the Bakehouse Art Complex.  You can also find Elizabeth online at her website and YouTube channel.

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

Click here to explore the full selection of Ampersand panels and tools.