Tag Archives: mixed media

Wedding of the Lamb


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So sometimes paintings just seem to happen. I’m going about my business and then a canvas kind of screams at me and the next thing I know I have a new painting on the go. That’s exactly what happened with this painting. I wanted to do a lamb piece to go with my series of Biblical inspired animals but I hadn’t planned this lol.

I sat down one morning and it just flowed out of me by the time lunch had come the layout was complete and that’s the way this painting kept evolving. Every time I sat down it was a whirlwind of creation and the next step would be complete. It’s crazy how God can use my talents for his purpose. I thought all along that this would be an Easter piece and I thought for the longest time I would call it “the Passover lamb” but the more I painted and embellished and layered and texturized the more it seemed like it was a celebratory piece. Not a pre-cross sacrificial painting but a joyful conquered death let’s party type of painting and so what’s more jubilant than a wedding.

So here the lamb is clean and radiant. The flowers are in bloom, he is crowned and gleaming wearing his bridegroom clothes of covered in song and ready for the church his bride. The work has been done and now it’s time to celebrate.

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Each sets of words woven into the lambs wool is a hymn title, I emphasized the trinity by crowning in in triplicate “holy”s on his forehead.

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He is clean and pure adorned in gold and sparkling rhinestones that flash and glimmer in the light and he seems to radiate and glow.

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The birds who fly and adorn him with music singing are gold and jeweled but pale in comparison to the light surrounding him.

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New life grows up from his feet and even the earth is growing with hymns embedded in it. I did a double emphasis on “art” along the bottom of the piece because I do believe God enjoys art and to be praised through it as I’ve spoke on in previous posts.

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And finally the lambs position of facing straight out at the viewer was intentional because Biblically we as Christians make up the body of the Church, and the Church is the Bride of Christ so here the Bridegroom, Christ is looking at us the Church on his Wedding day as through him we are made pure and holy and most assuredly ready to celebrate.

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I used a large variety of materials to create this painting including genuine peridot stone chips, rhinestone crystals, gold leaf, paper clay, modeling paste, acrylic, oil paint sticks, beads and old choir music / hymns.

I’d love to hear what you think of this painting or any of my other works. You can comment below or email me and I’ll be happy to respond.

Cheers,

Amanda

Women in Business


I had the pleasure of being featured in the Chamber of Commerce Women in Business October News letter.

You can read the full version here.

Cheers!

Amanda

Fort Saskatchewan River fest 2017


As I mentioned earlier I was invited to exhibit my art at the final day of the Epcore Riverfest. A celebration of the North Saskatchewan River. This was the first year that Fort Saskatchewan has participated and they wanted a local Artist presence to add to the exhibit.

I was originally supposed to set up inside the pavilion but the weather was nice and the exposure was better outside so I had a gorgeous albeit chilly location and got to meet with some wonderful people as they took in the beauty surrounding us.

Here are a few pictures and pieces of the day.

Big thank you to everyone that came by for a look, sale or chat!

A

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

Hello 2017 let’s get caught up


As I said last time I posted,  I’ve been working away on a bunch of mixed media pieces some 3D and some more collage based and wanted to share with you how these have been progressing.

For the 3D pieces I’ve really been enjoying incorporating beads and rhinestones into the pieces to add more interest and reflective qualities. I’m working on a series in this style for an exhibit in June at City Hall. I can’t wait to see them all displayed together.

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And here are a couple of the collage based mixed media pieces that I’ve completed. 

As you can see I haven’t given up my love of color in these new styles.

Hope you enjoy these completed and in progress pieces. I’ll be offering classes in both these style in March if anyone is in the Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta area and interested. 

Cheers for now,

Amanda 

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

Coming Soon…


Alright so its another day where I’m on my lunch break brainstorming what to do next.

I figure I’ll give another collage a whirl tonight, but I’m not sure what to do it on.

So if you have suggestions before I get off work tonight, drop em in the comment box.

I figure you have about 4hrs from the time this is posted before I’m home.

In any event keep checking in.

Oh, and here’s another video, Painter song by Norah Jones.

It sort of reminds me of the Vie on Rose.

Cheers,

A