Category Archives: Mixed Media

More Squigglies

Just sharing a recent batch of ‘Squigglies” which I love to make because:

  • they’re fast
  • unpredictable
  • make me laugh

Caroline’s Crazy for Carrots
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Queen Mantisqueen_mantis_4277_wp

Blue Jesterjester_4241_wp

Einstein’s Green Eyeeinstein_green_eye_4242_wp

Little Drummer Cowboydrummer_boy_4227_wp

Freakishly Strangefreakishly_strange_4222_wp

Old Womanold_woman_4239_wp

Blue Dancing Girlblue_dancer_girl_4244_wp(5 x 5″ mixed media in sketchbook)
Displayed artwork © 2017 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

20 Years Ago

Look what I found!

 

 

I was moving art papers around recently and discovered this collage sandwiched in the stack, created exactly 20 years ago. I had recently quit my full-time job and was taking time to decide my next step. Lot’s of uncertainty felt with a healthy dose of confusion…

I haven’t found all my answers since 1997, but I’ve survived another chunk of my life and had a lot of fun and love along the way. I just wish I could slow down the clock a little for the next twenty!  Tic-Toc.

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(24″ x 36″ mixed media collage on Crescent art board)

L.A.P. Dog

It’s not what you think, although if he jumped into my lap I’d allow him a short stay. It’s that I hate wasting paint, even a little bit. He is a Leftover Acrylic Paint dog.

The orange, blue, and red colors on his face are leftover acrylic paint smeared on a page, then folded — forming his somewhat symmetrical blotches. I looked at it from time to time just enjoying the blobs. Then I spotted him and drew him out.

This ‘Rorschach’ian method may say something about my personality type and emotional functioning. Do you think I have a thought disorder?

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(5 x 5″ mixed media in sketchbook)
Displayed artwork © 2017 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Flocked

Birds of a feather… or not!

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(~12″ x 16″ mixed media on hot press watercolor paper)
Displayed artwork © 2016 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Step-by-step…

Happy Village

A fabulously fun exercise from 2016: “Y” is for Yellow . This makes me happy every time I look at it — hence the title.

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(11 x 14″ mixed media on hot press watercolor paper)
Displayed artwork © 2016 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Sketchbook Series — My First

This is the start of my first serious series. I am taking Carla Sonheim’s 2016: “Y” is for Yellow, an online class focused on moving your art forward and developing two series of work throughout a 12-month period — perfect!

Each small 5 x 5″ mixed media piece is based from my sketchbook. Some may look familiar to you long-time ‘Ticklers.’ I plan to do (at least) 3 more to make a symmetrical block of nine in case I get brave enough to publicly exhibit them some day!

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(5 x 5″ mixed media on cradled birch board)
Displayed artwork © 2016 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Happy Easter

Digital eggs and a bunny who sprang from a blotch of extra paint. Must be Easter.

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(4″ x 5″  digital art using Sketches® by Tayasui)


(4″ x 4″  mixed media acrylic and Micron pen)
Displayed artwork © 2016 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.