Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Friday, April 28, 2017

tgif {tag-it}


tag-it! i loooooove painting on used file folders and the whole point is to create a hot mess! how many times do you hear that you need to focus on the composition; clear focal spot?

sometimes don't you just want to grab that paint and go to town?! i say yes! make that hot mess and love it! because just as Mr Gerald Brommer told me, "kristin, that is what scissors are for." 

yep- you heard it. create a hot mess and cut it down to a nice size to make it look fabulous! 

happy friday.

xo. kristin

Thursday, April 27, 2017

art journaling {private lesson}

put that private art journaling lesson into the books
  • why do i art journal?
  • gesso; not perfectly, but, get that stuff onto your page
  • pick that first color- that will set the tone of the page and will dictate some of your color choices (unless you know when you can break the rules)
  • collage- and remember those poor pieces of paper need friends (thank you Karen Knutson for that lesson)
  • other options to use and try
  • water; alcohol (not the kind you drink.....well, maybe the kind you drink....)
  • lights; darks
  • this is one time when it is good to be a bit of a hot mess
happy thursday.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

art journal {teaching}

super excited... teaching a private art journaling lesson today.

stay tuned.

happy wednesday.

xo. kristin

Monday, April 24, 2017

wash {watercolor quickstudies}

wishing that the weekend was continuing to wash into today.

#tooshort #wash #quickstudies

one of nine. listed in my etsy shop.

xo. kristin

Friday, April 21, 2017

tgif {quick study}

quick. simple. not overworked

favorite one of the series.

pencil, thick sharpie, Dina Wakley pink scribble stick, Jayne Davenport Mermaid Markers pirate's gold


xo. kristin

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

pre & post {wet technique}

working on a painting and had gotten to a point where i felt like i had too much paint on the canvas and wondered what would happen if i used alcohol to pool and move whatever was on top.

watch my short video below. (find me on youtube); felt like i may have just ruined all that work.....

but, in the end- i love what i ended up with. sometimes you have to take that big step to find the love. i liked the early stage, but, i certainly didn't love it.....big steps=love.

don't love too early.

the words written into the paint say, "the plan is not always ours to understand."


happy wednesday.

xo. kristin

Monday, April 17, 2017

collage {and pencil on paper}

layered collage on watercolor paper and then added pencil. 

(i had an overwhelming feeling that i needed to add the pencil- it was just all too neat.)

loving the colors on this one- a few easter pastels spilling onto the paper.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

notes & faces

to make sure i kept on track and remembered everything i wanted to mention to my faces class, i brought my little cheat sheet with notes.

and below are a couple of samples. line drawing in pen and pencil with watercolor.

happy wednesday.

xo. kristin

Monday, April 10, 2017

teaching {class}

just love this photo of our group! 

this past saturday i taught a faces class at Mosaic Studio. the space is so wonderful! if you are looking for a teaching space- send a message and book it! it is a perfect spot! not up for teaching? looking at the other classes that are being hosted there.

my students worked soooo hard! stretching outside of their comfort zone and loosening up! 

feeling so blessed to have taught this fantastic group of ladies!

thank you for saturday!

xo. kristin

Friday, April 7, 2017

tgif {sharing love}

#foundheart on an evening walk; totally not sure what that is- but, love the message all the same

tgif. sharing love

xo. kristin

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

and she would {finished}

i am gonna tell you about an ink you need to get.... the new liquitex muted grey. i knew as soon as the first drop hit the canvas that i loved this color. there are actually 5 new muted colors and i like them all (you know i bought them all- a bit obsessive....).

i couldn't leave well enough alone and had added the muted grey ink and a bit of the yellow spray paint.

but calling this one finished. it is posted in my etsy store....stop by and look around. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

content {practice}

i will be teaching a faces class on saturday....doing a little practicing and tweaking my content.

class will be held in Sioux Falls, SD-  click on the link above or leave me a comment if you are interested.

#beginnings #faces #practicing #she #shecanalwaystellstories