collage experimental

This painting started out as a response to a challenge posed by this year’s program for the Rocky Mountain Collage Society. We were asked to bring a black and white collage to our November meeting. I collaged a random selection of black and white collage pieces onto a piece of yupo. I then began to try to find a good abstract design in the chaos by unifying and blocking out. It just didn’t come together so I decided to do a grid design and depict flower pots which was a challenge in itself because I depend so much on color. Well, I began to like the characters forming in each pot and it ended up as a watermedia-over-collage piece. I call it “Three Martini Lunch” because of the martini glass shape on the left with the black circle that cries out “olive”. I guess I should call it “Nine Martini Lunch”, but I don’t like to promote that much over-imbibing.
In March 2010, it was juried into the Rockies West National Juried Exhibition and won a merchandise award. It was also juried into Colorado Watercolor Society’s New Trends show where it won second place. In January 2011, it is travelling to California where it was juried into the 2nd Annual Signature American Watercolor Exhibition at Fallbrook Art Center.  It is also featured in the publication Incite Dreams Realized: The Best of Mixed Media from NorthLight Books and available on Amazon.
This painting is 26×20 inches, unframed, and is no longer available.

November 30, 2009

Three Martini Lunch – NFS

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October 13, 2009

Mt. Garfield Area Map-SOLD

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October 13, 2009

Forest Light 2 – SOLD

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September 13, 2009

Blue and Yellow – SOLD

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September 13, 2009

Blues Connections – SOLD

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September 13, 2009

Buffalo Gal – SOLD

This was a commission that I did for a good friend who is a dedicated horsewoman. I used pictures of horses to depict her long curly […]
September 13, 2009

Collage Self Portrait Number One

My first attempt at a self portrait in collage came as the result of an assignment that I gave one of my collage classes at the […]
September 13, 2009

Complementary Lady – SOLD

Well, this collage has an interesting history. It started out as a watercolor of a seabed–fairly abstract. As such it was juried into a local exhibition […]
September 13, 2009

Havana Serenade SOLD

This piece was a class demonstration on using connecting geometrics. It took on a life of its own as another rumination on our Cuban experiences. I […]