Happy Halloween! I thought it would be fun to do a "scary" video just in time for Halloween. Of course, it had to be art related. So, I Googled Haunted artwork. And what should appear? A story I had never heard before about a piece of art that is allegedly The World's Most Haunted Painting… Continue reading Happy Halloween! New YouTube Video: The World’s Most Haunted Painting?
It's no secret that I love skulls. At Christmas, I have a tabletop tree that is decorated only in skull-themed items. I have skull coffee spoons. Yes, I am that person. So you can imagine my excitement when I rounded a corner at Michaels a few weeks back and there was an end display rack… Continue reading Using Halloween Art Supplies to Make an Abstract Mixed Media Painting
I threw myself wholeheartedly into mixed media art about 3 years ago. In that time, I've tried out a lot of supplies and paints or art mediums. Over time, I've found I have favorites that I reach for daily, while some others I don't use much. Below I rank my favorite mediums from least used… Continue reading I Rank My Top 7 Favorite Mixed Media Art Mediums
Paper is one of the most versatile and easy mixed media art supplies you can use. If you've ever cut magazines up to make a collage, you are ready to experiment with paper in your mixed media art pieces. Surprisingly, (however) it's not as simple as cutting up some paper and gluing it to a… Continue reading Working with Paper in Mixed Media Art
A couple of years ago, I bought my first (and only) set of really high quality colored pencils. They are the Caran D'ache Luminance Colored Pencils. You can get them in a small set of 12 pencils all the way up to a full set, which I think is 76 or 84 pencils. (And quite… Continue reading Colored Pencils Hack for Mixed Media Artists
Developing my art style was one of the most frustrating processes I have gone through as an artist. Yes, really. Back in 2016, when I started really taking my art seriously, I was in several online classes and started following artists on Instagram and YouTube. One thing that really bothered me was seeing each artist's… Continue reading How I Developed My Current Mixed Media Art Style
Bold title, yes? The most important art advice you'll ever receive? I know what you might be thinking . . . really, Jaime? But hold up. How can I say I have the most important art advice? Well, it's because it actually doesn't come from me. It comes from you. YOU are the artist. You… Continue reading The Most Important Art Advice You’ll Ever Receive
My Song Playlist for Creating Art It's time for a good, old fashioned . . . song playlist. For me, creating art and listening to music go together like peanut butter and jelly. Mac and cheese. Coffee and creamer. You get the idea. Only, my taste in music is a little offbeat. Okay, a lot… Continue reading My “Creating Art” Song Playlist (15 Songs!)