Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang 2015: “Live With Intention” Art Journal Page Video Tutorial

Welcome to my final Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang Tuesday! Today is my last day as a member of the first ever Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang. It was such and honor and a pleasure to be chosen to work with Donna and Bill, and all the other talented artists that were a part of the team. Although this particular adventure has come to an end, I know that there are a lot more in store for me.  There are some big changes coming for me in 2016, that I can't yet talk about - some endings and … [Read more...]

Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang 2015: “What Do You See?” Art Journal Page Video Tutorial

Welcome to another Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang Tuesday! For my Artist Gang feature this month I decided to create an art journal page since it's been awhile since I have had the opportunity to create anything. If you've ever read any past posts of mine then you'll know that for me, art is not about the finished product. Although I embrace art as an opportunity to grow and develop my creative side, more often than not, art is an exploration of my inner mental and emotional … [Read more...]

Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang 2015: “Be a voice” Mixed Media Video Tutorial

Be A Voice 12 x 12 Mixed Media Canvas Video Tutorial by Andrea Walford

Welcome to another Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang Tuesday! For this month's project I decided to create another 12" x 12" mixed media canvas with an inspirational quote. My poor studio is sadly lacking in art pieces for the wall because in the past my tendency was to create most of my art in my journal.  My reason for this was simple - I was experimenting, and I didn't want to chance "ruining" my canvases. I wanted to save my canvases for the time when I felt as though my artwork had … [Read more...]

Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang 2015: “She Is Clothed In Strength” Mixed Media Video Tutorial

Welcome to another Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang Tuesday! For this month's project I decided to create an inspirational piece of artwork that I could frame.  Now instead of working on a canvas, because I knew I wanted to work with my water colors,  I decided to work on some 140 lb Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper which I cut to 9" x 12". The watercolors I chose to use are the Twinkling H20's.  I've owned the entire original collection for about 6 years now but really only started using … [Read more...]

The Story Behind My Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang 2015: “Art Is” 12″ x 12″ Mixed Media Canvas Video Tutorial

One of the most challenging aspects of being an artist (or really, any type of a creative), is "finding your voice".  Now I have found that most people use that term to refer to finding their unique style.  In my own personal journey and evolution as an artist - "finding my voice" has had nothing to do with developing my style. As I learn and grow and develop my skills as an artist, my style is continually changing and evolving - in fact even after spending the last 5 years delving into the … [Read more...]