Our friend in Montana had three pieces of my art on her dining room wall, but realized it wasn't "holding the wall" and asked if a 24" x 24" collage of mine was still available. We arranged for her to pick it up when in Illinois this October... and then I emailed her several panoramas I'd taken while visiting her in Montana this summer. She asked if I could make a 70" wide panorama to hang above the other four pieces of art! It certainly was the largest piece I've ever made, so I was very happy that she was able to drive both pieces home with her. She sent a photo today of the end of her dining room; my 5 pieces hang on the wall and my husband's metal mountains and Italian alabaster sculpture grace the cabinet below. Love it!
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
In Week 3 of my collage class, we found imagery and printed it on tracing paper. This week's assignment was to make layered collages using the tracing paper imagery as the 2nd of several layers. These are all 4" x 5".
Thursday, September 26, 2013
I left some notecards with my collage imagery printed on them at The Danforth Gallery in Livingston, Montana, in July. They've sold a couple of the cards, and I finally had some time to make a couple of small collages to send out for their gift shop. These are both 8"x 8" and are Montana scenes.
Monday, September 9, 2013
I just started an online class with Randel Plowman (author of "Masters: Collage" and "The Collage Workbook"). The first assignment was to make a number of 3" x 5" sheets of heavy watercolor paper, gather imagery, set a timer, and make several collages - each in 5 minutes or less. What a fun assignment!
Monday, September 2, 2013
I was pleased to have over 100 people come to my opening! I received a lot of good feedback and made 3 sales. It was nice to see all of my recent work on display together and get it out in public. Now to fine tune the work for my January show at the Quad City Airport Gallery....
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
I have a growing pile of paper from "leftovers" after combining strips from three variations of images to build each artwork. So... I made some 6x6 and 8x8 abstracted landscapes using those leftover strips of paper. It was fun to work solely with color fields and design.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Then I really went for it and added pieces of art paper and text from old books AT ANGLES (!) to the
bales and stubble in the field of the diptych below as well as strokes of paint. This wouldn't work for all subjects, but the straw bales were fun to layer up with fragments overlapping the strips going every which way. (detail at right)