Saturday, July 16, 2016

Pages From My New Collage Book

Back again! I wanted to get these additional images posted before I head out of town again—this time it's a family reunion in Victoria, BC with my husband's family.

I started a new collage book while I was in France. I really like the way these pages are turning out and I'm almost tempted to abandon the book and treat them as separate pieces to frame. I'm still pondering–which of course means I haven't worked on any additional pages since I've been back–so if anyone has an opinion they'd like to post here, I'm listening!

I decided to work with a different color palette on the first spread. Earthy tones and golden, warm hues. Here are the pages individually and as a spread.

This next image is a right-hand page.

This piece really speaks to me and when I finished it, that's when I had to pause and decide whether or not I want to continue with the book or take it apart and use the individual pages. I could even make a diptych out of the first spread. This book is only a slim volume—5 spreads plus cover—and larger than I've used before (approx. 7.5" sq.). Well, I suppose I'll leave it be for now and make the decision when I get back from BC.

Enjoy the rest of your summer; I hope it's been a good one so far!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Through A Prism of Blue

I just got back from 6 weeks in France where I had some time to experiment with paint and collage and finish up a couple of pieces I've been working on. One of those pieces is "Through a Prism of Blue" that I started as a demo piece during a workshop I was giving at  Rogue Gallery and Art Center this past Spring. Below are some images of the piece in it's beginning stages.The fourth image shows the final piece. It always surprises me to see where a collage painting begins and where it ends up at the end of the process.

I also did some work on a new collage book while I was away. I'll post some of the images from that in another post soon. À bientôt!