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2 Tallest – Mixed Media Painting

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New Painting inspired by the view from the Statue of Liberty towards Jersey City and Manhattan.

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On the left there is Jersey City with the tallest building in New Jersey

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on the right Manhattan …with the tallest building there…

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It is funny, when I was the first time in NYC in 2000 I took a ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and on the way back I took a huge amount of photos of the skyline of both cities (of course back then the skyline looked a bit different) and I really fell in love with this view, but if you would have told me then, that one day I would live right there …I would have told you, you are insane- LOL

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Here is a 15 second video of the canvas progressing

Progress of the Mixed Media Painting 2Tallest from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

I think it is fun to see the different stages, what do you think?

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The size is 18×24 inches – here are the supplies and media I used:

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Wishing you a wonderful weekend – I am off to Oklahoma this weekend to teach workshops at My Heart’s Fancy – there are still a few spots for the friday and sunday class available – so maybe I see some of you there :) .

Comments (9)

  • Gina Sismilich

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    Fabulous painting – I really admire your ability to portray feelings when painting buildings!

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  • Barb J

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    Outstanding artist work.

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  • Lisa Flaherty

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    Such a cool painting, Nat! Seeing the progression of layers in the video is really inspiring. Funny how life unfolds and finds you in unexpected places. :)

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  • Madeline Rains

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    This is one of my favorites that I’ve ever seen of your work!! I love it.

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  • stephanie

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    great piece!

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  • Joi@RR

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    I’m so glad you made the video Nat. I can see the gorgeous background with the letters better. The letters make it soooo New York looking in my imagination. The colors are perfect. It is a beautiful piece. I so love seeing your work. And TOTALLY glad that you came to New Jersey to live and teach and create! :) I KNOW they will love your Oklahoma workshop. I was married in Ok – 43 years ago!!! Have a blessed weekend.XX j.

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  • Marg Dinn

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    Love this painting Nathalie. You are really good. I enjoy the feelings I get when I look at all your paintings. to bad you are not close enough so I could view them close up amd in person. Maybe one day when do an exhibit I will be able to com. Keep up the fantastic work. As long as you are having fun I guess it is not work.

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  • Angie

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    Very excited to have you come to OKC!!! See you tomorrow! :-)

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Funny how we sometimes end up in a place that we never imagined.
    After 12 years of being at home with my son I recently returned to work as a lunch lady since it suits my schedule. I never would have guessed that 15 years ago (I was a social worker in the mental health field).
    Life is full of surprises!

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Think … or In My Art Journal Today

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Think! It is not illegal yet…

I would like this as a T-Shirt- LOL

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Lot’s  of texture and sgraffito with Liquitex Heavy Body Paints accompanied with some stamping on this  spread. An easy and fast page but nonetheless a lot of fun.

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Here are the supplies I used to create this art journal spread

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Hope you have a wonderful day today

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  • Laura S

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    This would make a great T-Shirt. Agreed!! It would be darling with jeans, red scarf and black boots. Love the colors.

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Whose Front Yard? – Canvas

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A new canvas finished – I had a great time painting. It took me quite a while to finish it deciding when to finish :) That is always the hardest part, don’t you think?

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I used Liquitex Soft Body and Heavy Body Acrylic Paints as well as Markers, Inks and Spray Paints. I made a lot of marks with the Liquitex Freestyle Palette knife – I love using it to create texture and marks into the wet but also into the dried paint.

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I am thinking about having this one scanned, too, and make it available as prints. What do you think? (I will add the prints to my shop as soon as they are ready.)

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Wishing you an amazing start into the week!

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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    I love that in your world the sea gulls are pink and orange!!

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Brayer Background Technique

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Those of you who were part of the Creative JumpStart 2013 saw the videos that me and my artist friends posted on my website throughout January. The videos are not available here anymore, since I have to make room for new fun things to come ..still thinking ;) …but I thought it would be nice to repost my 10 technique videos over the next couple weeks- so that you have access to them whenever you want.

And now let’s jump to the 6th video in my Über*Media Creative JumpStart 2013 Workshop which was the Brayer Background Technique  – one of my faves :)

If you have no external speakers on your pc – turn up the volume a lot (the audio is very low in this video)

CJS 2013 Technique6 Brayer Background from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

This and the other techniques are part of some of my Über*Media Online Classes.

They are there to free your creativity with techniques and how-to’s that go beyond one certain project. I want you to learn something new that you can adapt to your own style and can use for many projects to come.

Über*Media classes are dedicated to different kinds of media that cross a variety of materials.

I do have several Über*Media Workshops available right now for example Über*Media -PanPastel, -Acrylic Paint, -Gesso, -Acrylic Ink and -FoamStamplifier.

For my Creative JumpStart Über*Media Workshop I showed some of my favorite Über*Media Techniques that can be used in your Mixed Media, Scrapbooking, Altered Art and/or ArtJournal Projects.

 

And here are the supplies I used in the video:

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I hope you enjoyed todays technique :)

Nat

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  • Amante del Papel

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    i love this technique, thanks for sharing

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  • Kathy Gledsdale

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    Oh yay I can see it now and how pretty it is too!

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  • Maggie M

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    I agree, a 2014 Creative Jumpstart video series would be AWESOME! I loved the 2013 series:) Hugs and Happy Holidays Nat.

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  • Christine Szekeres

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    Will there be a Creative JumpStart 2014?!? I had a wonderful time learning and playing this year so I’m hoping there will be! Thanks for sharing these with us again!

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Spackle Tackle Technique

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Those of you who were part of the Creative JumpStart 2013 saw the videos that me and my artist friends posted on my website throughout January. The videos are not available here anymore, since I have to make room for new fun things to come ..still thinking ;) …but I thought it would be nice to repost my 10 technique videos over the next couple weeks- so that you have access to them whenever you want.

And now let’s jump to the 5th video in my Über*Media Creative JumpStart 2013 Workshop which was the Spackle Tackle Technique  – one of my faves :)

If you have no external speakers on your pc – turn up the volume a lot (the audio is very low in this video)

This and the other techniques are part of some of my Über*Media Online Classes. They are there to free your creativity with techniques and how-to’s that go beyond one certain project. I want you to learn something new that you can adapt to your own style and can use for many projects to come.

Über*Media classes are dedicated to different kinds of media that cross a variety of materials.

I do have several Über*Media Workshops available right now for example Über*Media -PanPastel, -Acrylic Paint, -Gesso, -Acrylic Ink and -FoamStamplifier.

For my Creative JumpStart Über*Media Workshop I showed some of my favorite Über*Media Techniques that can be used in your Mixed Media, Scrapbooking, Altered Art and/or ArtJournal Projects.

 

And here are the supplies I used in the video:

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Hope you enjoyed this :) have a gorgeous weekend
Nat

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  • Tami Howse

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    Thanks so much for the “refresher”, Nathalie. I didn’t take notes during Creative Jumpstart (my first year this year to attend) and I’m sorry I didn’t. I loved it, though! I can’t wait to try this technique again!
    Fondly, Tami

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  • ลиqεŁล

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    Gracias por tus clases! La técnica es genial!!! Te deseo unas Felices fiestas!! besitos

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  • Grandscraperona

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    Nat…i have used this tech several times, because always the effect is different depending on on the colors and the spots of water created. !…thanks for replaying all your ten techs. Waiting for 20l4 Jumpstart!…Have nice Xmas time…

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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    One of my faves and I had not remembered it for awhile….TX LGL!!

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  • Pam in New Jersey

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    I forgot how much fun Creative Jumpstart is !!!!!

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  • rillamom

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    I hope you are planning to have a Creative JumpStart Summit 2014! I just loved CJSS 2012…..

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  • Dee in NH

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    Thanks for the revisit. I love it!

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Can do…but don’t have to!

or in German: Kann ich…muss ich aber nicht. A theme that I should take more serious sometimes  ;)

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I had heaps of fun with this one :)

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The stamp set I found again while sorting through my studio – they were the first stamps I created back then for my Product Line eMOTions for the french company Sultane. I still love them.

Here is the whole list of supplies I used.

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Have a great day :)

Nat

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Great colors and I still love the few scraps of paper that I have from your eMOTions product line. Put some in my art journal a few weeks ago and still have one little scrap left. LOL

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  • Jean A Marmo

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    So bright and bold!

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  • Raffaello

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    stunning !!!!

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Fragmented II or Hamburg*End(si)e Canvas

This is my favorite canvas that I created for the exhibition. Actually not only for the exhibition. I created it already with a place to hang it in my mind in our new home in Jersey City. It is a wall that is in the middle of our dining and living room – there is a little fireplace in the wall. So the plan is to hang this canvas on one side and make another one the same size  70x80cm (27.5×31.5 inches) – or the other side of the wall but with a Jersey City or NYC theme- have to see ;). mmmh- now I wonder if that is a size I can get in the States- better inquire – LOL .

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Again symbols, landmarks and typical Hamburg-related things on this canvas.

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I painted with Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paints, Markers and Spray Paints.

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After this canvas I am almost striving to do even bigger canvases…but then there is the question, where to hang it – LOL.

Have a colorful day today :)

nat

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  • Liz

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    Love the vibrant colours on this canvas and I am sure it will look wonderful in your new home. Look forward to seeing its “partner”!

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  • Corrine

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    Love this big painting…but you are right, so paint on raw canvas so you can hang anywhere! Suspended from the ceiling! xox

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  • Carol

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    I LOVE this painting, and the idea of two depicting your “old” and “new” homes and hearts! Welcome to the USA from the deep South!

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  • Laura Strack

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    To satisfy the need to paint a larger canvas, maybe someone will hire you to paint their wall or a mural! Or you could start tagging while in New York! Lol. I can’t wait to see your NY canvas. You will definitely be able to choose from many iconic subjects.

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  • Jean A Marmo

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    Just so cool! Love the idea of a NJ/NY one!

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  • Kathy

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    Totally awesome design, Nat! This will certainly be a very special piece of art in your new home, and a treasured memory! Better bring a matching canvas with you….that is NOT s standard size in U.S. Getting close now, huh? Happy travels!

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  • Ursula

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    …………….but then there is the question, where to hang it …………….. zur Not organisierst du eben wieder eine Ausstellung *LOL* Aber der Stilwechsel ist schon spannend, wenn das man nichts zu bedeuten hat ;) und auf das “Gegenstück” bin ich gespannt

    LG Ursula

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  • Kaz

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    A masterpiece!! Love all the vibrant colours, it’s full of energy and very gorgeous!
    Kaz x

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Wasserturm or…today is the day

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Today is the day of my exhibition – hahaha- you are probably as excited as I am just because you cannot hear the word anymore ;) Well – bah…don’t be too happy I will still post about it ;)
So this is the last canvas in a trilogy I created – I showed you the other two before here and here. The water tower is a very prominent landmark of my hood. It is set in a park and I can see it from our deck and our sleeping room window. I love this old building. They turned it into a 5Star hotel – which caused lot’s of protests …building wise I have to say though they did a really good job inside keeping lot of the old architecture. Otherwise it would have been awesome if this was turned into public space since it is in a public park…but Oh well ;)

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Wish me luck !

Nat

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  • nadine

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    so beautiful and original and poetic work

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  • Nancy

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    gorgeous. love the colors.

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  • Maura

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    Lovely! Ah, wasserturm, one of the few words I remember from a trip to Germany many years ago – love that word!

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  • Helen

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    love this TFS

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  • cheryl donohew

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    Truly amazing artwork! Best of luck and enjoy!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    This is my favorite of the three for the exhibit. I’m sure that it went well.

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  • petyvic@gmail.com

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    This is bright! Love the color contrast… Wishing the best!

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  • Jeanne Kelly

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    Good luck Nathalie! This canvas is really cool !

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  • Kathy P

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    This is AWESOME, Nat! Sending great vibes your way for a very happy and successful show for you!

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Cranes or…Hamburg*End(si)e Canvas

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Another Canvas for my exhibition- which is going to be part of a small series of three and belongs to this canvas I showed already. I find the Hamburg Harbor very interesting – I love the cranes, the big container ships, the containers. Hamburg is actually called “Tor zur Welt” too, which means “Gate to the World” – a second name of Hamburg which apparently has been mentioned in 1888 already (I didn’t know – LOL). I have to say the harbor has  indeed this little taste of a gate to the world. BTW – if you are ever in Hamburg as a tourist…do not go to the harbour on the weekend – it is unbearably full there in the summer…the best time is in the middle of the week at 10 am – and then take a boats tour – beautiful!

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Off to work on the third canvas in this series.

What second name is there or would you give your home town/city?

Have a gorgeous day

nat

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