"Myo͞oziNGs" by Cheryl Wilson, Allurence-Art Galleries
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas
The art world talks about “art mediums.” The word medium can actually be a bit confusing as it encompasses both the object you put you art on as well as the material you use to do your art. So I thought I would do a blog on what the word “medium” means. This blog will more than likely be more than one blog to cover all that I have learned to share with you.
The word “Medium” means ALL the material we use to create our art. The singular term is for medium is ‘media’.
Having said that, an art medium is different from an art technique such as the painting technique van Gogh used on his “The Starry Night.” He used a technique call impasto which is a thick application of paint. The media here would describe as the technique of using ‘impasto’ using the media of oil or acrylic.
I hope this blog will help you know what a medium is. I explore new media all the time!! I will not be able to cover all of them here in this one blog, but I hope to blog often on this topic. First, I wanted to explain how the term media is used for
1) “What you do your art on”, and
2) “What you use to do your art.”
This list is just a few media, there are so many more. An artist can use ANYTHING in their art.
“What you do your art on” This type of medium is what you use to put your art on. For instance, paper (watercolor paper, mixed media paper, etc.) canvas, wood, material, etc. All of these are media. So how you will see this displayed would like this:
By adding more that one medium an artist can add incredible visual pleasure. Texture is added by using multiple mediums. The art I have shown in this blog is a "Mixed Media" art. This means I have added the following multiple media in this piece of art:
If I had not added the tissue paper, the art would have lacked some texture that adds to the texture of the lower part of the art.
In follow-on blogs I will talk about how to use mediums such as Gloss Mediums, Glazing Mediums, and other exciting textures to add excitement to your art.
I hope this blog has added some knowledge to your tool box!!
"Myo͞oziNGs" by Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson, artist
"My world without art is just "eh"