|My work table|
|Stained papers drying|
|Stained papers drying and partially used|
I have long admired Nancy's work in the 12 years that I have known her, and have been wondering how she creates her wonderful collage work. Now, after a decade, the question has been answered! (At least on a basic level). :)
Nancy is a great instructor with helpful hints to share and she gives you straight-up feedback. I'll be honest...my brain was hurting by the end of this workshop! I only managed to get three paintings completed during my time there - and only one that I felt was truly good design (thanks to helpful input). But, I had so much fun in the process!
|My first collage in process...|
|Collage #1 completed. This one needs to be reworked. |
There is not enough value contrast in most of the painting.
|Collage #2. This is the one that "worked." |
I got my value contrast and design worked out...
but I still got some helpful suggestions and extra bits
of "special" papers to work into it. :)
|Collage #3. I tried the same design principle as #1. |
This worked better, but still not ideal.
Since I am not typically a purely abstract artist, but I had so much fun learning collage in this workshop, I decided to try my hand out again at home a few days later by making some collaged ACEOs for the April eBay ACEO Theme Week. This month's challenge theme was "Umbrellas" - which worked so well for me to design my semi abstract vignette style of painting but also use up some collaged papers and employ some of the new techniques I had learned. (ACEO stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals. These are small works of art that are approximately the size of a baseball trading card. 2.5" x 3.5")
Here are my two Umbrella collage paintings that were listed for the ACEO Theme Week and cross-listed also for Paintings 4 Parkinson's for the month of April. :)
|April Showers Blue ©Jennifer Love (SOLD)|
Paper collage using scrapbook paper
and hand-stained papers. Mounted on
300lb cold press Arches watercolor paper.
I hope each of you is enjoying this month of April! As always, thanks for stopping by my blog!
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