Tag Archives: Mixed media

ICAD2022 Day 49; World Watercolor Month Day 19


The WWM prompt for today is crowd; the ICAD theme for the week ending today is mixed media. I decided to combine the two challenges this way: first I sprayed my card with water and painted it with random blocks of color; then I went to my inspiration folder, and cut four students out of a magazine photo of a large circle of students. Then I typed the words and cut them out. Here’s the result:


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Creative Juice #240

Creative Juice #240

Interesting. Informative. Funny. Lovely. Artistic. Strange. It’s all here:

Creative Juice #148

Creative Juice #148

“Beauty is truth; truth beauty.” ~John Keats

  1. It’s hard to love all your colors the same. Favorites emerge. What’s yours?
  2. How a massive sculpture for Burning Man was created.
  3. Award-winning bird photographs.
  4. And even more Audubon photographs.
  5. One watercolorist’s journey.
  6. A visit to the New York Botanical Garden.
  7. For the quilters: a Flying Geese shortcut.
  8. The amazing world of orchids.
  9. Lovely sketches of Phoenix attractions.
  10. Eye-catching suncatchers.
  11. This offer is so good it makes me want to move to an isolated Greek island.
  12. Merging drawing and photography.

Creative Juice #132

Creative Juice #132

Twelve inspiring articles:

Creative Juice #123

Creative Juice #123

Twelve articles to help creatives take their artistic endeavors to the next level. Soak up some inspiration!

P is for Painting with Paper

P is for Painting with Paper

While visiting the Arizona Fine Art Expo, I was blown away by the art of Janelle Lindley, characterized by bright color and grand scale. Looking closely at the artwork, I discovered printing on the canvas. It seemed to me that fragments of paper were stuck to the surface.

The artist came by and asked if I had any questions.

Yes. Is this…collage?”

“It’s a collage technique. I call it paper painting.

She stepped over to a shelving unit and pulled out a storage bin. Inside were scraps of paper painted yellow. Other bins held more painted paper scraps, organized by color.


“I take apart old books, magazines, and catalogs (though not the glossy-paper type) and paint the pages. Then I tear the paper and use it to ‘paint’ my images.”

I noticed that some of the paper was old sheet music, which especially pleased me.

Lindley glues the paper fragments in place with gel medium applied with a brush. She (or her husband) seals the completed works with varnish or resin.DSC00945

The finished products are remarkable for their complexity, shading, and detail.






On a Quest Janelle Lindley

See more of Janelle Lindley’s artwork on Arizona Fine Art Expo’s website.

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