In my pile of collage papers I have found textured paper and suitable colors to make some collages of our snow days.
More snow is predicted.
This painting is as much about a muscular impression as feeling the forces of nature weighting down a fluid rock. I feel the breeze and hear the birds. The dryness of the air dries the brush. More paint on the brush slows the drying.Working from this photo would likely result in a more photographic image.
|"Near Painted Hills, Oregon" acrylic on canvas, 18" square|
Working on location is rewarding, I really avoid using photographs and studio copying of photos. On location requires immediate selection of your window which could be more panoramic than the limits of the usual lens. Copying is not important - the landscape before me is just a springboard to a precious experience.
|My tool for color designing.|
|" Fisherman's Cove" 12" square painted paper collage started on a"Color Bridges" ceramic tile and transfered to paper.|
Applique on painted silk completed around 1980 36" x 30"
|"Falconer" 2012, painted paper collage 18" x 14"|
The biggest surprise came after I started making labels for my pieces. I had a hunch that the new work was like some of my old favorites. Then when I pulled the old work out, I was stunned. I can't believe how similar the color selection, shapes, textures and calligraphy are to works in my other media and early memories like book illustrations.
|Added a border for the framed piece.|
|Cropped for the finish|
|Added cheeks and glued a piece of paper|
to put the clown on an angle.
|Made a facsimile letter for "Letter Writing Art"|
May and June my collages and paintings will be upstairs in the Albany Public Library.