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Mixed media, in visual art, refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed.

There is an important distinction between “mixed-media” artworks and “multimedia art”. Mixed media tends to refer to a work of visual art that combines various traditionally distinct visual art media. For example, a work on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage could properly be called a “mixed media” work, but not a work of “multimedia art.” The term multimedia art implies a broader scope than mixed media, combining visual art with non-visual elements (such as recorded sound, for example) or with elements of the other arts (such as literature, drama, dance, motion graphics, music, or interactivity).

When creating a painted or photographed work using mixed media it is important to choose the layers carefully and allow enough drying time between the layers to ensure the final work will have structural integrity. If many different media are used it is equally important to choose a sturdy foundation upon which the different layers are imposed.

A phrase sometimes used in relationship to mixed media is, “Fat over lean.” In other words: “don’t start with oil paints. Plan to make them the final layer.”

Many effects can be achieved by using mixed media. Found objects can be used in conjunction with traditional artist media to attain a wide range of self-expression.

Greg Creason- Turning his Classically Trained Talents into Wild & Eclected Designs ˜ Centaur Art Galleries

Greg Creason’s Dazzling Artwork

“Watermelon Daze” (Sm)-Mixed Media with Hand-Cut & Blown Glass

“The Daydream Pull” -Mixed Media with Hand-Cut & Blown Glass

As an established artist in California, Greg Creason moved to New Orleans and opened Creason’s Fine Art Gallery in 2009. He saw an opportunity to emerge onto the New Orleans’ developing art scene. Creason was inspired by the vivid colors, eclectic people, and stunning scenery of this historic city. His latest works are inspired by the events and celebrations that captures everyone who steps into the city. His gallery is located in the heart of the French Quarter. These elaborate hand blown glass pieces are layered precisely to mimic the flamboyant bows, hats, jewelry, exotic feathers and unique flowers to give each piece an over the top 3D effect. He brings an extra level of pizzazz to every piece he creates, whether he’s bejeweling a pair of sunglasses, adding some sparkle to nail polish. Creason’s works will invoke passion, boundless love, color and awe; the true definition of an artist, the inspired inspiring all who encounter him. To view Creason’s artwork, click here.

Jay Johansen- Paying Homage to Artists of the Past with his “Fusion Art” Series ˜ Centaur Art Galleries

Billie Holiday“- Acrylic Coated Mixed Media


Jay Johansen’s Fusion Art

Growing up during the ’50s & ’60s in Oakland, Johansen inspiration derived from urban scenes that were painted on buildings. This lead him to study urban artists of the past, and to pay homage to those talented creators that most of the world will never know who they are. This lead him to create a new form of artistic interpretation called “Fusion Art”.

“Unchained Glamour” Marilyn Monroe-Acrylic Coated Mixed Media

Today he enlivens monochromatic faces of different legendary pop icons, movie stars and more with vivid colors that seem to bring life to the surface he is using. Jay continued to create figurative paintings that were difficult to distinguish from photographs. Now with the freedom to create art as he chooses gave him the energy of renewal that allows him to create art he never felt as a professional artists.

To view Johansen’s artwork, click here.


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