Mixed Media by Jessica Maietta

By: Courtney McCreary Hi everyone! This week I’m featuring a mixed media piece by Jessica Maietta. Jessica is a visual arts major at Keystone College concentrating in drawing and painting. She is currently exhibiting work in her senior show. Although this piece in particular is not included in the exhibition, it gives you a pretty good example of her style and medium. This is Jessica’s … Continue reading Mixed Media by Jessica Maietta

Mixed Media in Painting

By: Courtney McCreary One of the most beneficial aspects of painting is the versatility of paints themselves. Different paints can be incorporated into mixed media pieces to create some really cool effects. Since there are a plethora of mixed media combinations, this week I thought I’d share a few that I’ve worked with before. These are just a handful, so remember you can always experiment … Continue reading Mixed Media in Painting

A Creepy Creature

By: Courtney McCreary Who doesn’t love cryptids, right? Whether or not you believe in them, you’ve got to admit the stories behind them are somewhat interesting to hear about. “Cryptid“ is a term used to describe unknown creatures around the world, literally meaning “an animal whose existence is questionable“. For my senior exhibition next year I will be developing some cryptids of my own, using … Continue reading A Creepy Creature

Perfect Painting Palettes

By: Courtney McCreary Hey there! This week I thought I’d share some general tips for taking care of your oil painting palette. For an oil painter, a wooden palette is a traditional tool that can last years if treated well, so proper maintenance now will help you in the long run. Check out these tips! DO find a palette that’s comfortable for you. They come … Continue reading Perfect Painting Palettes

Still Life Painting

By: Courtney McCreary Still lives are extremely popular subject matter for painters and drawers alike. They’re done from direct observation, and are somewhat convenient since your subject matter won’t be moving around on you. Depending on how detailed you are, you can spend hours rendering the same object, perfecting it to your heart’s desire. And literally any inanimate object can be used for a still … Continue reading Still Life Painting