Thursday, March 1, 2012

Phase II: Collage on Wrapped Canvas


"A Mexican Beauty"
9" x 12" collage on wrapped canvas

Two posts in one day. I am recovering from a cold so I am confined and doing art. Can you believe I spent a couple more hours on this piece. I see some things that need modification (I am not happy with the green shadow on the right side). Much more work to do all over this piece. 

I've finally figured out that there has to be a process to this, such as sorting papers ahead of time. I did find a method for cutting small pieces to fit in a space. Borrowing from my sewing experience, I placed tracing paper over the space that I wanted to create, traced a pattern, placed it on the paper and cut the shape.

Tonight I have the Southside Art Club at my house, so back to traditional painting for me. Tomorrow and Saturday are filled, so likely I won't get to this until Sunday or later.

6 comments:

hw (hallie) farber said...

This looks exciting Mary. I think of all the Vanity Fairs I've pitched or donated (the older ones were best quality). I am not a neat person so I shouldn't try this.

CrimsonLeaves said...

It is look amazing to my eyes, Mary. Can't wait to see where you go with it.

Barbra Joan said...

This is going to be great Mary!
I have a friend (online) here in Fl that does this sort of thing..
She's on my bloglist called Adventures in Art.
BJ
ps getting harder and harder to comment with this captcha thing.

hmuxo said...

I like this one very much Mary! It looks like fun and look forward to seeing this one finished...Will you be using paint as well?

Mary said...

What a fascinating process, Mary; thank you so much for telling us about the workshop and your methods. I think that this piece shows excellent promise--as well as being lovely already.

Anna Jacke said...

Lovely! What a great way to express color and shape. I am inspired.