Mix it up!


It's all in the mix!

Of light and shadow, of sweet and bitter, of different colors, of textures, of fabrics ... Life, like art, needs contrasts - and life, like art needs balance to find harmony and  - transform potentiall chaos into richer meaning and happiness. 

I hope, your week is going well so far - and you do manage to find the magic ingredient, that makes your day sparkle and shine. 

Above you see a new corkage painting from a series of six i've recently worked on, using vintage magazine paper, tinfoil paper from italian sweets along with other bits and pieces and some layers of acrylics and gouache. To give you a feel of the size, i've montaged it into a stillife picture i found in my archive - thanks to Lonny Magazine, they're always good for some great interior inspiration - check it out!

Painting Martina Voigt-Schmid, photo: courtesy to Lonny Mag

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful doll :) Gorgeous painting..I hope you are well and having a great week so far xx

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  2. Yes Martina life is like a cocktail of various combinations - resulting in different flavors. Yes the week is going on splendidly. Trust the same at your end. Cheers.Ram

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  3. Good morning my dear friend! So good to see that your art is taking more and more of your world; it is colorful and happy, innovative and AN INSPIRATION TO ME!

    So good to see you....I am off to start my day of another meeting to get started on the first day of school, NEXT WEEK!

    Much love, Anita

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  4. Woww love your painting darling....love from me...x !!

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  5. It's fabulous! Last week I visited a friend and we spent a couple of hours side by side at her kitchen counter making little 2"x4" mixed media collages.

    Happy Artful Week Martina!
    ~ Violet

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  6. What a lovely painting, Martina - a mix of colors, contrasts and magic! I hope you put your other paintings out soon, would so love to see them as well! Wish you a brilliant inspirational weekend ahead, full of sunshine and warmth! :)

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  7. You are so talented, Martina! I hope you had a lovely trip and were able to rest a bit. Hard to believe that summer is almost over!!!

    love to you,
    heidi

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  8. Martina, I've missed your beautiful art! So glad to see it today. Gorgeous!!

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  9. Great creation Martina! Love all the things you used on your piece of artwork.

    Have a great weekend! Blessings, Edie Marie

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  10. Love mix of textures and colors! Followed you back dear.
    hugs from New York,
    xx
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  11. Love mix of textures and colors! Followed you back dear.
    hugs from New York,
    xx
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  12. Your art work as usual is Gorgeous !!! You did so much to it. And its just right.I never could paint , but I'm glad you can.
    XXOO Marie Antoinette

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  13. I love the layering and the contrasts, it's beautiful. What a good idea to use vintage magazine paper for the collage! :) I've been busy doing other things over the summer but I'm back now and can't wait to get my paints out again.xx

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