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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Abstract painting tutorials and inspiration





Abstract paintings come in all varieties, from completely non-referential works to those that are abstracted from reality to those that are inspired by an emotional state or concept.  I love them all, and I don't tend to be too terribly snobbish about the labels.  I love looking at other people's work and I really really love reading their tutorials or viewing their tutorial videos on youtube.

Awhile back, I began to assemble abstract paintings and tutorials on a pinterest board so that I could find them when I wanted them.  As it grows, I may begin to add sections, but for right now, it's one big glorious mess!


Monday, February 26, 2018

Particle Shower Do-Si-Dos - a mixed media painting

 
Particle Shower Do-Si-Dos
Cyndi Lavin, 2018
Original and prints for sale

This image shows my interpretation of an electromagnetic particle shower. There are multiple electron-positron pairs created from the energy of a high-energy gamma ray photon that was produced by a neutrino collision.  So gather your partners and let's dance :-)

A tutorial for the basic techniques is at the link.  


Copyright 2018 Cyndi Lavin. All rights reserved. Not to be reprinted, resold, or redistributed for profit. The tutorial only may be printed out for personal use or distributed electronically provided that entire file, including this notice, remains intact.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Art studios to dream about




I have a perfectly nice art studio.  I am very lucky to have it.  I have also taken over most all of the rooms in our house with one project or another, so of course I dream all the time about having a bigger studio.  A brighter, light-filled studio.  A studio with room for both the messy and the clean, the wet and the dry...

Dream on!  And come visit some of my dreams on my Art Studios Pinterest board.   


Monday, February 19, 2018

Strang(er) in the Night - a mixed media painting

Strang(er) in the Night
Cyndi Lavin, 2017
Original and prints for sale


This is my interpretation of a kaon-proton collision in a bubble chamber full of liquid hydrogen.  Kaons are distinguished from other particles by their strange quark or antiquark.  No, I didn't make this up :-)

A tutorial for the basic techniques is at the link.   

Copyright 2018 Cyndi Lavin. All rights reserved. Not to be reprinted, resold, or redistributed for profit. The tutorial only may be printed out for personal use or distributed electronically provided that entire file, including this notice, remains intact.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Painting trees - my great love!





I have not given up on my love of painting trees, just because I've taken a side road into science, math, and particle physics!  If anything, my love of trees and nature has been intensified by looking into all the unseen crazy things that happen on a sub-atomic level every minute of every day.  If any of you are as enamored of trees as I am, you might enjoy looking through my pinterest board on Painting trees.  It contains lots of inspirational pieces as well as links to tutorials!

Spring is coming, my friends...and Happy Valentine's Day to you all!


Monday, February 12, 2018

(Really) Tiny Bubbles - a mixed media painting


 
(Really) Tiny Bubbles
Cyndi Lavin, 2017
Gallery

This image is based (really loosely) upon a photo of a particle stream passing through a bubble chamber of liquid hydrogen at CERN.   The chamber is filled with liquid hydrogen, which helps to detect the weakly ionized particles.  Whatever that means, it makes pretty cool designs, huh?  :-)

A tutorial for the basic techniques is at the link.  


Copyright 2018 Cyndi Lavin. All rights reserved. Not to be reprinted, resold, or redistributed for profit. The tutorial only may be printed out for personal use or distributed electronically provided that entire file, including this notice, remains intact.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Valentine's Day is coming




Are you a fan of Valentine's Day or not?  I've always kind of felt that Valentine's Day was for people who were dating, and anniversaries were for us old married types.  But then the hopeless romantic in me rises up and screams, "No, no, no!!  Valentine's Day is for us too!!!"

Ahem.  Sorry about that!  Visit my Valentine's Day pinterest board if you'd like lots of great suggestions for small, quick projects, cards, gifts, and home decor!


Monday, February 05, 2018

Circuit-ous - a mixed media painting

 
 Circuit-ous
Cyndi Lavin, 2017
Gallery

Electricity, magnetism,  and circuits are part of every basic physics book.  And while I was never particularly interested in the sciencey part of it myself, there were some pretty cool diagrams in my dear husband's text book.  The design looked even cooler (to me) when I stood it on its head...

A tutorial for the basic techniques is at the link.  

 Copyright 2018 Cyndi Lavin. All rights reserved. Not to be reprinted, resold, or redistributed for profit. The tutorial only may be printed out for personal use or distributed electronically provided that entire file, including this notice, remains intact.
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