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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tree Collage

This collage is 12 x 12" and done on canvas. The tree transfer came out a little dark on the right side so now I need to decide if it needs more on the right. The light green on the right is tissue paper that we painted and then applied polymer to it. The brown spotted paper is a coffee filter with polymer applied that had coffee added to it-both some of my favorite papers.

New Collages

I took a class at LaGrange with Laura and the collages started with a painted background. This first one is on a wood panel. We applied paint and then put saran wrap on top and mushed it around and lifted it and put it down in another place. This one happened to get some of the dried acrylic paint on it-which are the little flecks.

The dragonfly is on a canvas and about 9 x 9". It was done the same way but I've added the bits of papers to finish it and add interest.

It seemed a little too busy so I added the dark green that kind of grounded it and made the dragonfly stand out as the center of interest. In the photo the green seems a bit brighter than it really is.

The background has some of my gestural

writing papers.

More gestural writing in this one.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Work in three shows

I'm showing collages in three shows coming up.

LaGrange Art League Gallery:
When: May 7th - 31st
Hours: Mon -Sat 10:00 - 4:00
Reception: May 19th 2:00 -4:00

Downers Grove Library Show -The Midwest Collage Society is showing and it's going on now

Mayslake Best of the Best show- All artwork in area art leagues that received an award are included in this show, all media.
Where: Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 W. 31st St, Oak Brook, IL
Dates: April 17-May 24
Hours: M-Fri, 9 am - 3 pm, Sat -9 am-1 pm
Reception: May 24, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Back Soon

We've been so busy with a kitchen remodel so it's taken up all my time. Be back soon...