An Art Demo by Jamie Lindholm



See how Jamie Lindholm blends together distinctly unique images to make a assertion about the interconnectedness of all the things in this action-by-phase art demo.

Art demo: The Interconnection of Sunshine and Smiles by Jamie Lindholm
The Interconnection of Sunshine and Smiles

Driving the Special Style

In the method of obtaining her Masters, Jamie Lindholm had a artistic epiphany that took her get the job done in a new path. “I was sitting down in my Colorado studio,” she suggests, “but I was thinking about the summertime my family members experienced just put in in Sweden—conceptually encountering both equally at the exact same time. That’s when the concept arrived to me to weave jointly two separate images—to completely entangle them—and then have a product show up to emerge from the weaving into our 3-dimensional viewing space.”

Bringing the Principle to Lifetime

Lindholm does most of her compositional do the job in Photoshop. She adds, eliminates, and rearranges factors to make her vision of interconnectedness by weaving together distinctly various photos to kind a foundation reference. For scaled-down works, Lindholm works aged university, getting both images, and basically cutting them into strips, which she weaves together. Then, operating as a result of many layers of paint, she slowly brings out a figure or figures from the weave.

“It’s as if the subjects themselves are aware of their entanglement with the many planes of vitality,” she describes. “From there, I just produce the focus, so it appears fewer ‘woven’ and far more a few-dimensional.”

Step-by-Action Artwork Demo by Jamie Lindholm

The Interconnection of Sunshine and Smiles is a weave that combines my model, Allie, standing in a area open area, with the sunset look at of the Boulder Flatirons that I see from my studio.

Artist’s Supplies:

  • Rublev Lead White #1
  • WN Cadmium Yellow Light-weight
  • Gamblin Yellow Ochre
  • Gamblin Cadmium Pink Light-weight
  • Gamblin Magenta
  • WN Burnt Sienna
  • Gamblin Cerulean Blue
  • WN Ultramarine Blue
  • Gamblin Eco-friendly Gold
  • WN Olive
  • Williamsburg Corbet Green
  • Vasari Uncooked Umber
  • WN Ivory Black
  • Williamsburg Neutral Grays 2,4,6,8
  • Golden Neutral Gray #6 acrylic
  • Centurian Universally Acrylic Primed Linen panel
  • Silver Brush Ltd brushes

Action 1

Jamie Lindholm Art Demo: Step 1

Initially I wove the two pictures collectively and produced a layered sketch in Photoshop. Then I transferred it to a universally primed panel. Mainly because it is an acrylic priming foundation, I utilised a thinned wash of the Golden Neutral Grey #6 acrylic to block in the shadow areas of my product, her clothing, and some of the landscape around her.

I premixed an sufficient amount of money of shade for the sky location, so I proceeded to paint in the foundation layer fairly methodically, commencing in the prime left corner. I tried using to stick to the areas of the sky that had been the identical chroma and price prior to earning adjustments to the combine and moving on to the next level. The sky in this fifty percent of the weave was quite consistent, so it could move a small more quickly, however this is not a quickly course of action at all.

Action 2

Jamie Lindholm Art Demo: Step 2

Just after finishing the initial layer masking fifty percent of the weave, I commenced again at the top with the other image. This needed a very little more concentration as the temperature and chroma modified a lot quicker from the best of the panel to the part where by the mountains start. When I arrived at the woven regions of the hat, I took a break to comprehensive some direct portray, which allowed me to paint with more time, freer strokes with a larger brush (measurement 4 filbert hog bristle).

Step 3

Jamie Lindholm Art Demo: Step 3

At the time the total panel experienced a full layer of paint, I begun the course of action all in excess of yet again. The future layer is finished in sections rather of each and every other sq., and it normally takes all working day to finish a part that is about 4×4 inches. In the course of this course of action, I am unifying the weave so the edges are blended and refined, and deepening the variations in the color.

Move 4

Jamie Lindholm Art Demo: Step 4

When I want a break from the weave, I concentrate on my design and define the shadow, gentle, and type of the face and hair. I do not invest an great quantity of time operating out each depth for the reason that I know that I will arrive again in with some sheer weave into her confront and hair to characterize the interconnectedness principle. At this level, I glazed into the mid-ground landscape with a further, reduce chroma inexperienced and then enable it sit to fully dry.

Stage 5

Jamie Lindholm Art Demo: Sunshine and Smiles (Final)

In the last pass, I enrich and add texture to the landscaping alongside with including the information to, and deepening, the shadow facet of her sweater. I also arrived back again into her facial area and hair to insert a trace of the weave, leaving her eyes and smile weave-cost-free. This represents the relationship of her happiness to the sunshine and landscape.  

Discover Far more of Jamie Lindholm’s Function

Jamie’s exclusive style is the end result of a lot of yrs of exploration and experimentation. Read additional about her journey and see additional of her get the job done, in addition a further stage-by-move art demo, in the May/June difficulty of Artists Journal.

About the Artist

Jamie Lindholm, artist

Colorado artist Jamie Lindholm combines her atelier training with intuitional realism to make art that has been exhibited nationwide and internationally. Her art is part of long-lasting collections, together with that of the International Securities Exchange, in New York Town, as very well as many non-public collections.

Lindholm is a member of the Portrait Society of The usa, in which she served as coordinator for its Ambassador Outreach Software for several a long time. She’s also a Signature Member of American Women of all ages Artists and an elected member of Allied Artists of The united states.

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