Art Gallery for Sandra Stowell, PTArtist | Sandra Stowell Art Gallery
Mixed Media Art by Sandra Stowell, PTArtist
I try to keep this current with various new work, that will soon be organized/categorized into other folders! Some items will be updates or reworks of older prints, drawings, collage, etc. as I shuffle through the flat file drawers in my studio.
Works in graphite and/or colored pencil, pastels, watercolor, ink, and some acrylic. I often enhance a pencil drawing with water soluble graphite, or a subtle touch of color. I rarely complete a painting without drawing too. I may use watercolor pencil or soluble graphite. I reach for whatever is at hand that should do the job!
Much of my work IS mixed media, but these works are really really mixed media, and would not be feasible otherwise! Some pieces incorporate digital resizing or transformation, printed and layered with other media. Some art 2-D some 3-D, and some are best left virtual/digital!
Sculpture in various media, for inside and for outdoors. View finished & durable artwork, including stone carving & cast pieces, or choose to browse through my more casual Yard Art or indoor Assemblies, which fade, weather, or disappear with time. Some photos in these album may be temporary arrangements that interest me, or early versions of work now completed.
Photos of the artist (at work & not...), some self-portrait works, photos of the studio, etc.
This work is digitally transformed & enhanced such that a new artwork, very different from the original work, is created. I separate these images into sub-albums, rather arbitrarily distinguishing between mostly still recognizable photos of nature or buildings, categorized as "Transformed Photos", and "New Media Artwork" where I transform photos or scans of original artwork. In either case, the work is all my own. Some of the digital new media images are based on temporary assemblies of original artwork and/or photos, some are simpler transformation, and some are digital collages from several original artworks. None could exist without the use of a computer and a variety of digital transformations and digital painting. These works are available as archival prints. Most of these artworks have several digital manipulations or adjustments in order to achieve the desired end result. I crop, select, and enhance them in various ways, altering saturation, contrast, hue, and more. I am quite taken with the variations I generate with my digital tool set, and spend hours playing with these images!
I work with a variety of printmaking methods, and I am certainly not a purist with any medium or technique! Often my prints are starting points for finished art work that truly satisfies me! Many of my prints are enhanced with colored pencil, ink, paint, or collage additions. I may use multiple printmaking techniques for on one artwork. Some prints become part of larger collages, or are incorporated into 3-D work. Some are monoprints, in that they are not readily reproducible from one or more printing plates run through a press. These may incorporate use of original or found stencils, direct manipulation of ink on the plate, or other techniques.