Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Studio facelift

My studio/office desperately needed some TLC - so I thinned out a bunch of craft supplies I wasn't using and replaced some bulky storage units with a tall worktable. By making better use of the center of the room, I now have lots more workspace without really losing any storage space. A clean and organized studio definitely helps generate more creative mojo!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Promo video for Graphix Aqua Pens

I just produced this promotional video for Marabu Creative to help launch the arrival of their Graphix line of pens and markers in the US. It was really fun to hover over the shoulders of some of my artist pals to see what they would do with the products. The awesome music is courtesy of my talented friends, The Vatcher Brothers.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Collage on wood

seaside collage lisa fulmer

The background for the above collage, Seaside, was started with art crayon on wood. I followed the natural grain of the raw wood panel as I chose colors and then I saw that it looked like sand and surf. The collage evolved from there with the little girl and the polka dots.

time collage lisa fulmer

The background of this piece, Where Did the Time Go, is Art Spray by Marabu Creative, using a floral stencil. For the foreground, I knew I wanted to use some crackle paste with my favorite birch branch stencil, but then I got stuck. So I put this one down for a while and started working on the Seaside piece. As I was digging through my stash of collage images, I found this little girl and a clock and everything clicked!

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Painting - Busy Intersection

busy intersection lisa fulmer

For this painting, I used Art Crayons by Marabu Creative. All the colors are pretty bright and opaque - I worked on a canvas board that I covered first with a coat of black gesso. Art Crayons are a wax-based media that's also water-soluble. Very creamy and blendy and fun to work with!

wip lisalisalou

Since I love circles so much, I wanted to try a painting in the style of geometric abstraction. I just started laying down circles and rectangles, giving each intersection a different color.

It was great to design something that allowed me to use many different colors. I had buildings in mind at first, but it wasn't until I was totally finished that I realized how much it felt like a busy downtown street to me, congested with people and traffic. At the final stage, I saw wheels and a truck cab, tire tracks, traffic lights...each shape and color ended up representing something else.