Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Painting the Mythical Figure in Mixed Media is now available for download!

My webinar Painting the Mythical Figure in Mixed Media is available on Northlightshop.com!
This highly visual presentation will take the viewer on a fantastical artistic adventure! Utilizing innovative two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques, the webinar will cover how to paint the fantastical figure in an imaginative environment. Topics will include character development using props, costumes and models, employing theatrical color schemes, painting skin tones of fantastical beings in dramatic settings, drawing techniques, rendering patterned cloth, using hair to create form and movement and adding bas-relief details and assemblage embellishments. In addition, conceptual development strategies will be discussed, including working in journals and sketchbooks, research techniques and reference gathering to create compelling figurative works that tell imaginative stories. With visually inspiring imagery, insightful tips and innovative approaches, artists will discover a plethora of image making strategies as well as exciting two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques to employ in their own fantastical figurative works. For artists who are looking to push their work to a new level, this webinar will be a valuable resource and an ongoing source for creative inspiration!

Bonus videos and other downloadable materials will be included!
Exciting in-depth demonstrations will be shown in live action by the artist. Techniques such as building a signature surface with collage, texturing the painting ground in imaginative ways and working in bas-relief to create multidimensional accents will provide an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore. Other bonus materials will include downloadable articles, interviews, step-by-step demonstrations and more!


Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling

My work will be featured in an upcoming book entitled Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling (North Light Books) which displays the best in mixed media art. Look for it in bookstores next year!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Incite2: Color Passions

Incite2: Color Passions  I have work featured in this beautiful mixed media book.

Order your copy at Northlightshop.com or be sure to check it out at the bookstores!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Mixed Media Workshop at The Norman Rockwell Museum!

Experimental Painting:
Inspirational Approaches for Mixed Media Art
with  Lisa L. Cyr

Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Looking for inspiration? Explore the dynamic world of mixed media art during this two-day workshop with accomplished artist/author/educator Lisa L. Cyr. Demonstrations and hands-on experiences in two and three dimensions will offer an array of exciting possibilities for artists at all levels to explore. Employing alternative working grounds; using altered, repurposed and custom tools; toning the painting surface in imaginative ways; building visual architecture; and utilizing innovative mixed media techniques to create intriguing effects are among the possibilities to be explored. The class will inspire artists to honor and nurture the creative spirit within, develop personal content, and embrace a multidisciplinary mindset.

Lisa Cyr is an artist who writes for many of the creative industry’s leading publications and has authored seven books on art and design, including Experimental Painting and Art Revolution. She also teaches in several of the nation’s top illustration graduate programs. $125; $95 members.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Using Exploratory Processes to Create Imaginative Works

I will be giving a lecture on Using Exploratory Processes to Create Imaginative Works to be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at The Society of Illustrators from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

This highly visual lecture will explore the development of imaginative, fantasy-inspired works using a content-driven, mixed-media, multidisciplinary mindset. Throughout the lecture, exciting two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques will be shown, providing an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore! There will also be a book signing after the lecture. The mixed media bestselling books entitled Experimental Painting: Inspirational Approaches in Mixed Media and Art Revolution: Alternative Approaches for Fine Artists and Illustrators will be available for purchase and signing.

128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

March 25, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Here is the link: http://www.societyillustrators.org/Events-and-Programs/Lectures/2014/Lisa/Lisa-L--Cyr--Using-Exploratory-Processes-to-Create-Imaginative-Works.aspx

Tickets: (212) 838-2560    http://www.societyillustrators.org/Product.aspx?id=11187