Not sure if you know this or not, but I’m a bit of an art nerd. I mean, not only do I love photography, but I also love to paint. Besides running, painting is a huge stress reliever for me. It allows me to pour my emotions on canvass and expel all the pressure I’m feeling.
Lately, I’ve been exploring my creative side a little more, digging a little deeper to find out just what I’m really capable of. I’m really going to try and share that process with you through this blog. Who knows, maybe it’ll inspire you too!
If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen my mixed media painting completed earlier this year. Here’s a little step by step of the process I went through:
Once I completed that peice, I got to thinking that I really should mix media more often. It’s a lot of fun adding texture to any piece.
Texture…..I’m really digging texture lately. I recently pulled up some older photos I took last year and thought I’d see what I could come up with for textured pieces. After playing with some layering effects in Photoshop, this is what happened:
The process of how it works goes something like this:
Photo #1 is the original photo. Photo #2 is an edited version of the photo. Photo #3 is the textured version of the photo:
Here’s a few more:
…..and I couldn’t resist this one, which I’ve actually printed and gave to my mother (framed). She loved it. It turned out really well in print!
I’m undecided right now, but I may print this sunset one on canvass some day soon:
Speaking of canvass prints, I would LOVE to take this time to share the news that I will be participating in the FUEL Art Exhibition at Minds Eye Studio Art this Saturday, May 14th. I was even mentioned in the Waterloo Record, which is kind of exciting!!
Jennifer Gough of Minds Eye Studio Art(M.E.S.A.) has poured her heart and soul into this event. She is the brains behind the opperation and I can tell you right now that it’s going to be an epic event! Here’s the description of what to expect:
FUEL is an art exhibition inspired by the concept of creative ideas acting as fuel for artists. Posing the question What Fuels your passion? What drives you to create?
This exhibition is centered around the creative processes, muses and the inspiration of artists. It explores the idea of fuel as a creative motivator, a conceptual feeding of the mind. In turn, food can also be considered fuel. By partnering with the Food Bank of Waterloo Region we hope to combine feeding the mind and filling the belly by selling original works of art and collecting donations for the food bank. For every donation guests will be given a ticket which will be entered into a draw at the end of the night. We will be giving away some amazing prizes generously donated by our sponsors.
Doors will open at 7:30 pm. Please come out and join us for an inspirational evening of Art, Community, and enlightenment! “
If you’re looking for something fun to do this Saturday evening, come on out to the show and enjoy a bite to eat by Little Mushroom Catering, a free beverage and some amazing pieces of art! Just be sure to bring a donation for the food bank to get in!
Primarily I am a portrait and wedding photographer in Kitchener Waterloo and because of that, I’ve apparently got people scratching their head’s wondering what my art pieces could possibly look like. I’ve been trying SO hard to keep it a secret, but I thought with 3 days before the event, I’ll leave you with the following teaser:
Hope to see you out there! Also, if you cannot make it out of the event, but are interested in viewing the art pieces, please feel free to email me for more details: email@example.com