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Its all about the Base…

Its all about the Base…

So what are you favorite things to paint on..

I used to love canvas..but it has lost its allure for me, I’m not sure why…this is on canvas..and I love how the texture shows through..but I think it is the soft or pliable nature that goes against the need for a very hard surface that I am enjoying painting on now..

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I love watercolor paper, either big sheets or little Aceo cards. I love the way it has some strength and rigidity, and how it absorbs so beautifully.

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I love painting on mixed media paper as well..I love using a brayer on it and how it has the slightest texture and is not very rigid but flexible.

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I love painting on drift wood, with its smooth yet  uneven surface.  I love painting rings around it in colorful bold stripes.

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..but my all time fav is plywood..I love the hard surface..the characteristic grain of the wood..the discrepancies within the grain..the affordability of it..and the large sizes you can buy..also how you can use it for many things..a table top for creating..a coffee table top..a wall hanging or art pieces..or just use it to build things after it is painted..try it with a found piece of plywood..you’ll love it..!

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Art Cards, ACEO’s and Small Format Art

Art Cards, ACEO’s and Small Format Art..that is actually how I got into the business of art, about 8 years ago..I was swapping art cards..both prints and originals and then I saw on Ebay how they were being sold…hundreds a day..so I thought..wow this would be fun and it could really supplement my income and pay for my art supplies..Lolol..little did I know that it would turn into a full business..well not just art cards but selling my creations and starting a business. Never would I have thought that I would make a living or earn money as an artist.  But the truth is..that is how it started for me..with little 2.5 x 3.5 inch cards (either I cut my own from 140 lb watercolor paper) or you can buy from Inchie Arts (they are very high quality and very sturdy..like miniature canvas boards..I love Em).  I love small format art and its easy “takealongability”..and quick turnout..especially for someone like me who gets bored and easliy distracted..i love to change up things daily and that is why small format art is great..here are a few Im working on again…Ive had some request for these and its been a few years since I created any new ones..

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most of the time I just create with ink and watercolor or liquid acrylics..and sometimes watercolor pencils as well..I always need to wear my glasses and sit very close to the table..like about 7 inches from the table top..I do very intricate marks and lately its been a little harder to see these fine lines.. Lol …you can use anything you like to create these..collage, thick paint. pencil..just ink.. Gelli Plate ..markers..etc..so give it a try..and share your pieces on my page at  https://www.facebook.com/RobinMeadDesigns  …I’d love to see what you come up with..maybe we can do a swap if you like..!

here are some from years ago:

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Some new ACEO’s or art cards from last year that I havent finished

 

 

I just found these art cards I made last year and have not completed..I was very busy making large scale canvases for my shows and forgot how fun these are to make..they don’t take really long and are a really nice way to be creative every day without the constraints of time or supplies…I am so happy to have come across these so I can bring them with me on appointments or while waiting for others…I have a cute little bag that holds these and my watercolor pencils, sakura gel pens, pitt pens, as well as a waterbrush..a brush that holds water in its handle so you have a constant water supply…Many sell their cards on Ebay..there is a big demand for these as they are affordable and easily displayable in many fun ways

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