Krysthle Poitras's Blog (5)

Shabby Chic Art

Now, there isn't really such a thing yet as Shabby Chic Art, but being the explorer I am, I love to make-up new styles.  I just did a Google search for it, and the term sort of exist, but the only thing that all the pictures have in common is that romantic, soft, pastel hues look!  So, I'm still going to own it!  I've been on a painting break for a while, but a few months back, in august, I had to make some paintings for an exposition, in which, among other artist of my region, I was…


Added by Krysthle Poitras on November 30, 2012 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Patchwork Flowers

So it’s been a while.  I`m so busy crafting greeting cards for Christmas bazaars that I don’t get too much time to  write anymore.  I was reminded today of my blog when someone in class asked me if I had a blog (if I can remember right?).  Any how, here are two mix-media works of art I made on October 30,

2011.  See my previous post on metal working for details on techniques:…


Added by Krysthle Poitras on November 7, 2011 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Mail Art

I just recently discovered Mail Art…and you guessed it, I just had to try out!  It`s a lot of fun.  But what is Mail Art? In a nutshell, it`s a postcard sized piece of art that you send in the mail

to someone.  I did a lot of research and attended a workshop before creating all of these masterpieces that follow.  But this is what I retained as the most important: Anything goes!

Here are some ideas to get you started. …


Added by Krysthle Poitras on September 27, 2011 at 10:35pm — 2 Comments

Techniques for painting whimisical animal art

Here are some ideas that you can take to create whimsical animal paintings. The imperfectness of the painting is what makes it so enchanting. Happy accidents become interesting features and clashing colors and doodles convey a sense of whimsy. For each painting I have done, I give examples of techniques that can be used to achieve a similar look.



Added by Krysthle Poitras on August 6, 2011 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

Mix-Media: Working with metals

This is a work of art that I made last fall.  You can also find it on my blog.  I`m all about technique and meaning, and this is what I will discuss here.  I really enjoyed trying these new techniques: embossing metal, hand carving in metal, adding metal elements to canvas, using metallic felts and shaping metal wire.  It was full of new discoveries. This is a semi-abstract painting about a forest.  And its all about exploring texture in metal.



Added by Krysthle Poitras on June 7, 2011 at 2:32pm — 10 Comments


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