2014 ~ Kimberly McGuiness Art & Design

~~Mixed Media~Digital Art~Home Decor~Gifts~~

November 13, 2014

Work In Progress Completion & Donation

Here is a peek of my latest work in progress of an owl I'm donating to a local non-profit.

©2014 Kimberly McGuiness
Here is the piece finished. I used Sakura micron pens, Prismacolor colored pencils and Staedtler markers on smooth bristol paper at 11x17.

©2014 Kimberly McGuiness
I've donated the work to a silent auction and benefit concert for DIGS,Inc. that will take place this Friday, November 14th @ 6pm. You can find out more about DIGS and how you can become involved on their website. DIGS is a local non-profit whose mission is developing independence, growth, and security for adults with developmental challenges.

November 6, 2014

Angel to Abstract

One of the things I like to do once I've completed an illustration is to scan the illustration into photoshop and let technology render the work into an abstract using filters.
©2014 Kimberly McGuiness
©2014 Kimberly McGuiness
The angel picture on the left and the abstract on the right are great examples. I just love how technology can take something and make it into a beautiful piece of work. The options available for hue, saturation and filters in photoshop gives one endless opportunities to create one of a kind art pieces from just one illustration.

October 9, 2014


I get inspiration from just about anything at any time. Hence, this piece below.

©2014 Kimberly McGuiness, Micron pens , markers and colored pencils on 8x8 smooth bristol
We have a cat named 'Apple' she is the most precious thing and spoiled rotten as any girly girl could be. She loves tuna and what cat wouldn't? So as I opened her can of tuna for her dinner, I wondered, it would certainly be fun to watch her with a whole fish!

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October 7, 2014

I'll Take 2 out of 3

Last week I entered 3 art pieces in our local fair. Two of them won!

©2014 Kimberly McGuiness 'Dream' mixed media on canvas
This local venue gave me the opportunity to show my work in the community and get my style and name 'out there' something every artist wants sooner than later.

©2014 Kimberly McGuiness, 'Autumn Bird" drawing on smooth bristol
As I seem to be my own worst critic at times, the 1st and 3rd place win for my work reminds me that with every stroke of my brush or pen I'm forever grateful for my talents.

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October 2, 2014

Inspiration Between The Covers

Exploring the pages between the covers of other fantastic artist books in the world gives me such inspiration. When I need a jump start these are some of my favorite books I get my hands on and my head buried in. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Altered Books
Abstracts: A 3-Dimensional Coloring Book
Mehndi Designs Coloring Book: Traditional Henna Body Art
Quick & Clever Drawing
The Art of Zentangle
Zen Doodle: Tons of Tangles
Totally Tangled
Zentangle 7: Inspiring Circles, Zendalas & Shapes
Zentangle 9: Color With Mixed Media
Zentangle 10: Dimensional Tangle Projects WorkBook Edition
Pattern Play: a Zentangle Creativity Boost (Volume 1)
Zenspirations: Abstract & Geometric Designs
Zenspirations: Coloring Book Flowers: Create, Color, Pattern, Play!
Zenspirations: Coloring Book Inspirations Designs to Feed Your Spirit
Zenspirations Dangle Designs
Zenspirations: Letters and Patterning
Flavor for Mixed Media: A Feast of Techniques for Texture, Color and Layers
Surface Treatment Workshop: Explore 45 Mixed Media Techniques
The Cloth Paper Scissors Book: Techniques and Inspiration for Creating Mixed-Media Art
Paint Mojo - A Mixed-Media Workshop: Creative Layering Techniques for Personal Expression

The above products are listed with Amazon, I am an affiliate with Amazon. When you click on the above links to purchase these products, I may receive a small percentage of the sale. The money received from the affiliate links does not cost you anything. This is a great way to buy what you want and support an artist at the same time. I thank you ever so much in advance for your purchase and support!

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September 25, 2014

Pizza Box Art

Here is another piece created on pizza box cardboard. Nothing fancy just having a little fun playing around.
©2014 Kimberly McGuiness
I have such a collection of different size cardboard from friends and some I've saved on my own. I use them for backgrounds for other art pieces and some become the art piece itself as in the above work. It's a great way to recycle, create some art and have loads of fun while doing it.

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September 18, 2014

Abstract Backgrounds

These are a few of my latest abstract background creations. I created these on mixed media paper and had so much fun.
©2014 Kimberly McGuiness
These are nice enough on there own but I plan to use these in other mixed media projects on canvas and wood. I will post the projects so be sure to subscribe via email in the box to the left to get the latest updates in your inbox.

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September 15, 2014

Pizza Box Abstract Art

One of the things I have learned from my fellow artist is that everything and possibly anything can be a canvas, including pizza boxes. I prefer to use the frozen pizza boxes because they have no food particles left on them since the pizza is wrapped in plastic and they are the perfect square shape.
©2014 Kimberly McGuiness
The above abstract can be used as an art piece on its own or as a background for another work of art. Abstract art is another one of my most favorite pieces of work to create. You can go crazy with paint color or any other mediums of your choice. When I create an abstract piece I have 2 rules, have fun and don't think about it just do it.

September 1, 2014

2 Abstracts and a Kaleido

One of the things I enjoy most when creating artwork is having fun with it and not worrying about being perfect, especially with abstracts. Here is a couple of my latest abstract pieces.
Black Crow ©2014 Kimberly McGuiness 
They can have such character and can be used for a variety of projects. With the advancement in technology, artwork can be printed on a variety of products and surfaces ranging from paper to wood, to metal and fabrics.
Blue Abstract ©2014 Kimberly McGuiness 
Speaking of technology, I feel my art inspires technology with the many options for programs, plugins, attachments and so forth. Technology provides me with a way to enhance my work in a way I would not otherwise be able to do with out it. This kaleidoscope is a perfect example. This was created using a filter in photoshop from one of my original art pieces. With other filters, gradients, hues, and saturation, one can have an endless amount of possibilities.
Quilted ©2014 Kimberly McGuiness