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

The Presidental Portraits

By: Melanie Rosato I don’t know about everyone else, but I was jumping off the walls when I woke up and heard the presidential portraits were reveled this past week. After viewing them, I am still marveling at the artist’s representation of the former President and First Lady. They are each striking examples of contemporary portraiture that breaks the rules and take an innovative stance … Continue reading The Presidental Portraits

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