Friday, February 27, 2009

Figurative Collage: Finis!

I finished the figurative collage of two women in conversation. Meanwhile, ten pieces of my art were placed in a gallery in Capitola, California called Phoebe's Gallery (collage and oil landscapes). Additionally, eight original collage pieces are on display at Harmonics, Inc in Sunnyvale, California until early April.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Figurative Collage: Ongoing Work

I'm continuing to work on the figurative collage I began last night of the two women in conversation. Here are two pictures of my progression so far today. I enjoy the process of creating collage; it is like piecing together a puzzle (very different from oil painting).

Friday, February 13, 2009

I'm Working On A New Figurative Collage

I'm working on a new figurative collage tonight. The image is of two women in conversation. I'm working out the dark/light pattern at this point. In creating collage, I find an interesting interplay between intuition/impulse and a more left brain, logical approach that considers composition, pattern, shape, values, and line. I also find that creating collage takes more time (for me) than painting alla prima/impasto in oil.