collage experimental

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 of “contemporary” art. It hung around my studio for a while. Then I discovered a new technique in a workshop I attended with Joanne Ruggles. It involves drawing with sticks and India Ink on top of prepared grounds. I eyed that old watercolor and decided it would make an excellent ground for a figure drawing.
This piece was purchased by a woman as a gift for her husband who was recovering from a serious illness.

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 […]
September 13, 2009

Family – NFS

I did this collage to see if I could successfully do portrait collages. This piece depicts my son and his family. I incorporated my grand-daughter’s artwork, […]
September 12, 2009

Meta Muse – SOLD

I struggled with this “made up” portrait until I decided to overlay a manipulated photo of the Mona Lisa printed on transparent vellum on top of […]
September 12, 2009

Mountains, Mesas and So On-SOLD

This is one of my “layered landscapes” which I built on top of a collaged piece of yupo. I had no reference for this. It is […]
September 11, 2009

Old Tulips – SOLD

I love to do floral still lifes in collage. I start with a collaged ground and build the still life on top using many layers. Still […]
September 10, 2009

Sheep Sanctuary SOLD

This collage is done on a 12×12 cradled board (it looks like a box). It is part of my forest series and was created with magazine […]
September 10, 2009

The Capitalist

This is an example of a portrait collage that I did as a demonstration. I shot a photo of my husband at his desk and did […]
September 6, 2009

Segovia Cathedral-SOLD

I did this collage as my first all magazine collage demonstration in a class that I taught at the Art Center in Grand Junction. It is […]