|Wine and Dine|
mixed media collage 8x8"
I have a stash of paper napkins that have a set of silverware printed on them. Up until now, I've used them sparingly...for special dinners, special company...because I like them so much and can't seem to find them again.
I discovered that I can split the backing from the front image. They then become rather transparent when used in a collage. Especially when I shellac over them.
In this piece I appliquéd them over top of the bottle images and they appear is if they are inside of the bottles, making a fun play on the idea of Wine and Dine.
For sale in my Etsy Shop for $85 including shipping.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
More painting and stitching on tea bags.
Here the artwork is done totally with tea bags collaged to a thin base paper then painted with watercolors
and hand stitched.
The tea bags accept the paint really well and the stained marks and texture from the tea is a bonus.
I cut through the tea bags in some areas to expose the white base paper.
I really struggled with those white recessed areas. They were just too white. In the end I used some colored pencil and shellac to tone them down.
For sale on my Etsy site for $65.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Spring Collage (front and back)
I have talked about my two sided collages from my "Farmscape Series" but have neglected to post both sides of one of them. Here is a collage from the 4th week in April.
If you follow the geometric aspects of the work you can see where the stitching and collaging on one side influenced what happened on the reverse side. Usually one side ended up being lighter and brighter than the other. I would start by collaging elements on one side of the paper, then reversing it to see what I might want to include on the other side. I would return to the first side and do some painting, then reverse it and work on the other side. It was a continual back and forth process.
This allowed me to make 2 observations about what was happening on the farm during that particular week.
And how do I know this was from the 4th week in April?
I included a code.
If you look at the bottom of the piece you will notice
some stitched blocks with lines through them.
The number of blocks indicate the month and the number of lines indicate the week.
This piece has 4 stitched blocks with 4 stitched lines indicating the fourth week of April.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
|Variations on a Theme no. 10|
Here is the final piece in this mostly white /light series.
It has been both fun and challenging to work with this palette using collage.
You can see more color sneaking in when you notice the image in the lower right hand corner.
As I observe and analyze this piece I also see the use of imagery that I started with earlier in the blog...
the circles, the use of notations via music notes and shorthand papers along with the ladder form.
It seems to me that one's visual vocabulary has a foundation of images, shapes, forms, color, and technique that
become truly one's individual identity and artistic voice.
The circles and notations, the stitching and collage, the plaster and shellac are that foundation for me.
You can find this piece for sale in my Etsy shop.