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mixed media rooster painting in an art journal

mixed media rooster painting in an art journal

I have been prepping a lot of canvases to paint more. When I can’t think of anything to paint, when nothing else moves me, I am going to paint a rooster. It is the year of the cock in the Chinese zodiac so that is my motivation. Painting big…. roosters. Ba-KAWK!
This week’s easels come to us from Jamie Lynn a.k.a. artistpoetgirl, Pauline Chandler and Patrick, and Pamela French!
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You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/ni_RBBVdSdo

The Artistic Biker Does A Complementary Sunset

I did a complement value chart during the $2 Tuturial portion of the broadcast that left us with a cool Yellow and Violet pallet to play with. I was inspired to paint a sunset. Materials are my art Journal made of used paper grocery sacks, Sargent Art’s liquid acrylic student paint deep spectral violet, The Fine Touch acrylic Yellow Med and Black, Master’s Touch Fine Art Studio Acrylic Titanium White, I use Kilz as gesso, and a satin Krylon clear coat. When dry, I’ll apply Turtlewax Spray Wax to keep the pages from sticking together.


Sunsets have their beautiful colors because the short blue and violet wavelengths filter out in our atmosphere. Sunsets on Mars are blue. Discover News has a video about it here: https://youtu.be/DwD3HD6t5Vs

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The Artistic Biker Does Strawberries

This week we did a little tutorial about value charts and it inspired me to do a monochrome painting of strawberries. Materials used were: An art journal, acrylic gesso, flat white spray paint, Sargent Arts Acrylic Paint liquid Spectral Red, Real Art Supplies Acrylic liquid Carbon Black, Master’s Touch Fine Art Studio Acrylic Titanium White, Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle watercolor pencil Red, Uniball Vision Elite gel pen Black, Brush Pen with Bombay Black India Ink.

Georgia O’Keeffe was known for here majestic desert scene paintings and her paintings of limited pallet or monochrome, naked botanical lady parts. You can learn about her life as an artist from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum video: Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life in Art https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UonkqMuOZgM

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Weekly Update 07OCT201

The Videos


I AM THE HALLOWEENY! Crash and burn at an attempt at a popup page for your enjoyment. The price of overthinking things.

You can watch the video QUICHE (pronounced “quickie”) HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a906TK0L7o 
You can watch the video LONGY HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEuTiC07cBc 
And you can watch the EASELS HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBNkc-hX2Gc

The Easels

What’s On Your Easel? What have you been doing with yourself? I sincerely want to know what you are currently drawing, painting, sculpting, dancing, writing, singing, choreographing, photogging, or otherwise artistically making love to!  Send an email to blade@artisticbiker.com and we’ll use your works to inspire other because that’s what this is really all about!

Jay the Viking

Jay is sending us weekly updates of his painting of Jamie Lynn (Artist Poet Girl) and her husband.


Artist Poet Girl

Jamie Lynn just wrapped up the 29 Faces challenge for Ayala Art. Photo links to her blog post.



9″X12″ watercolor of a Whooping Crane


Kerri Love

Did a gel transfer on her ustream that she uncovered on a background for a journal page.


Sexy Red Headed Darcy

Darcy made a big haired girl using her stamps.


And the October 2015 issue of Craft Stamper includes on of our Sexy, Red-Headed Darcy’s stamps!


Weekly Update 17SEP2015

The Artistic Biker Does Back to Plague Week!


With two little one and an art teacher bride, the first week of school has been lovingly termed “Plague Week” The precious heads all come back to school with every germ imaginable to share with the WHOLE school. :)

You can watch the recording of the whole show, hair drying and all, HERE: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/72958475
You can watch the LONGY HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxrMxo0xtVI
You can watch the QUICHE HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSzIeZZCny0
You can watch the EASELS HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSpvNTX5ELA
And since this was the last journal entry, you can watch the TIME LAPSE FLIP THROUGH HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKX7VVwWouo


This week’s easel submissions

 The Sexy, Red-Headed Darcy (http://art-and-sole.blogspot.co.uk)



Laura Church





Jay the Viking (http://moon-light-creations.webs.com)


Artist Poet Girl (http://mypurpledoorstudios.blogspot.com)


Daddy/Daughter Weekends

As the little girl gets older, (Can you believe she’s 10 already?!?!) I find she is not quite as willing to get up on a Saturday to go sketching with her old man. However, I did find a mighty girl activity that will jump out of bed for, ARCHERY!




She got better, we both did. Believe it or not, this was both of our first time to shoot.
Here’s mine:

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