Saturday, November 17, 2018

Water - Woods - Words

I'll be the featured artist at C2C Gallery in Grand Haven, Michigan in August-September 2019. I'm starting to make pieces for this show with a theme of Water - Woods - Words. These are the first two pieces. The forest piece is comprised of 3 cradled panels of differing depths. The shell piece uses a photo I took of shells from a Florida beach merged with a photo of ledger paper from 1854. In addition to the filtered versions of the image, I added in piece of the actual ledger, handmade paper for the surf froth, and gouache.



Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Big Bird

I wanted to make a larger piece to enter in a couple competitions. This "Surf Sifter" is 24"H x 18"W showing a great blue heron in the surf. I made the collage of the bird using 3 filtered photos cut into quarter inch strips. Then I added irregularly cut shapes of green handmade papers along the edge to give the feel of seaweed in the surf.


"Media Mix" show

For many years, I've "workshopped" my art with several other women. The current group of four women was offered a show at the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth, Illinois. The show runs April 17 - May 25, 2018.



Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Large close up

This 16" x 20" is comprised of 4 filtered photos of tulips with some fragments of tulip poems added into the background.


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Filtering my former work

I'm experimenting with taking photos of collages I did years ago, running filters on them, printing those out and cutting into strips to make new and different art! I'll show the original art and the new version pieced together in strips.



Revisiting an image

I cropped an image of a flower garden tighter than a previous use of the image. Then I ran 4 filters in Prisma and cut the prints into irregular shapes. A few pieces of handmade papers found their way into this 12"x12" collage, too.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Blog cross-pollinating

A woman from Scotland asked me this week if she could feature my art on her blog about art and life. I like the article she wrote:
https://commaand.co/2018/02/15/featured-artist-lori-reed/#more-12984