Category Archives: 2016 Artwork

June Art Exhibit


Hello!

I know it’s been awhile as per the norm I’ve been busy creating 🎨

But today I wanted to take a minute and share with you my latest Mixed Media Art Exhibit that is on display at the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library/ City Hall building in Alberta Canada.

It’s a Mixed Media exhibit showcasing 10 of my pieces.

Almost all of these creations have been faith inspired and I’m loving the depth and creative renewal that have accompanied them.

Here is a peak at the exhibit. If you are in the Fort Saskatchewan or Edmonton area I’d love for you to stop by and take a look. And of course if you’re interested in purchasing a piece, commissioning one or hosting an exhibit let me know!

I’ll be doing a more in depth look into these pieces over the next few weeks but if you have any questions til then message me.

Cheers for now

Amanda

Creative Overdrive


As I shared with you last time I’ve been working away on some Mixed media pieces lately.

Currently I have 15+ paintings on the go in prep for some Art Submissions as well as 2 or more gallery exhibits coming up in 2017. 

Busy busy. On top of all the art I’m also increasingly busy as I enter into the Christmas order rush with my hand stamped jewelry business. 

For those that don’t know I own Amanda Milke Art and Jewelry Studio so my hands are always working on something. This fall has been a steady mix of Painting, Teaching art classes and Metal stamping orders. Now I enter in to my peak season and starting mid November I’ll be adding Christmas markets into the mix as I set up my booth as a vendor.

Thus why I am trying to get a bunch done now before I hit my chaos zone.

Here’s  a look at the studio and some of the pieces I’m in progress of.

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Well back to it… I still have a mixed media workshop to prep and teach this weekend 😉

May your creative Muse be kind allowing you to create something beautiful.

Cheers,

A

Create & Teach


Let’s ignore the fact that I haven’t posted for awhile….

I’ve been fairly busy on a teaching and creating kick must be that new hand 😉

This is one of my newest classes and artistic endeavors. I’ve been on a 3D Mixed media kick lately. I’ll be offering it again in 2017.

So here let me flood you with some pictures of what I’ve been doing these last months. The advertised piece is complete and the rest are one layer away from being finished.

I seem to be in good standing with my artist muses as of late so pardon me while I get back to it 😉

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If you’re in the Fort Saskatchewan / Edmonton Alberta area and want to give the gift of ART to that creative person in your life I have a promo going on.

Shoot me a msg on my Facebook page to take advantage of this gem of a deal 🎨

Cheers 

May your days & nights be creative 🖌

A

Midnight in the Garden


I’m still painting up a frenzy over here!
I started working on this piece which once done will be called ‘Midnight in the Garden’
It’s a square, 24″x 24″ gallery profiled mixed media painting.
I used a variety of mediums to build up layers and texture on the piece. I started with has a teal, napthol red and white wash followed by layers of glass beads, modeling paste and fiber paste.
Once that was dried I painted it in a variety of purples, magentas and greens with a touch of blues.
Once dried I started on the color pours and collect the run off at the bottom for a string layer on top. From here I’m planning on potentially adding some white paint sprays and black lava then transforming the finish into a matte layer.
Here are some of my in progress shots.

Well I should run, my baby turned 2 yesterday so today is her family party ❤
Have a great weekend!
Cheers,
Amanda

Medium Madness


Hey look at that it hasn’t been months between posts…yet 😉

I spent the evening last night painting and playing in the studio with a bunch of new goodies.
I recently went on a mini medium shopping spree to stock up the studio on some awesome Golden & Liquitex paints and mediums; partly for the Art classes I’m teaching and partly because it gave me a reason to bring in some super high quality goodies.

I picked up more Golden Brand Fluid and High Flow paints which I have enjoyed working with in the last year. I also grabbed some acrylic medium staples like crackle paste, fiber paste, glass beads, a variety of gels and TONS more.

Here are a few pieces I’m currently working on and some in progress shots

Well back to it, if you’d like to know some of the mediums used, feel free to comment.
Cheers,
Amanda

New Year, New Art, New Opportunities


Well I’m back after a longer than intended break from blogging which honestly is pretty much how all my posts start it seems *sigh* oh well, I suck at maintaining a blog we all know it and the sooner we accept it we can get on with talking about Art…

We good?
Great!

So I’ve started off the year pretty busy actually, we’re not even a full month in and I’ve already
taught two Art & Jewelry related classes through the city’s leisure guide program.
The first was “Silverware Jewelry” and the second which is a 3 session course is “Intro to Acrylic Abstract Art”, the first class was last night and we played around with types of acrylic paint and acrylic mediums.

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I’ve also been nominated for the Women in Arts award as part of a local International Women’s Day Awards Gala which funnily enough I was approached last year by the committee to create their Jewelry Trophy Awards for the Awards Gala. So I’m finishing up some hand stamped sterling silver charm bracelets with swarovski crystals.

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And on top of all that, I’ve also been busy working on hand stamped Jewelry orders and painting and experimenting with fluid paints and my enamels.

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I picked up one of these awesome panels over the weekend and had been dying to test it out but didn’t have time until today so ce I’ve been prepping things for my Art class.

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So I just finished a piece this morning. Here are the in progress pics, I’m just waiting for it to dry now 🙂

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Well that’s me, what have you all been up to 😉

Cheers,
Amanda