Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year 2015!

"The City That Never Sleeps"
36" x 36" Torn Magazine Collage
Happy New Year, my blog friends. It's time to get back on the wagon after a busy December with a Hawaiian vacation and many Christmas activities.

I am currently focusing on collage, though I still paint. This piece took a while and went through a couple iterations. Here is the original piece that I thought was done until sharing with my critique group.

One of the very accomplished artists noted the white was isolated on one side and another said remember how the master makes the collage emerge from the background. So I bravely went back and collage out the white. I like the result, which is a bit more dramatic.

I will catch up with my blog friends as I get back in the swing of things.


Jerry said...

Hi - Happy New Year to you too! I love the collage it looks so beautifully balanced and three dimensional - thanks for sharing!! BTW love the photo of you chaps too :) Jerry

Mary Paquet said...

Jerry, how nice to hear from you. I must see what your family is doing these days.

Anonymous said...

Jerry, can't seem to access your blog. Just wanted to say my son's family is heading to London tonight from their Vermont home. My granddaughter will attend Oxford University in science and math for her semester abroad.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Happy New Year, Mary. I do like the second collage much better. (Every time I'm ready to discard magazines, you post one of your wonderful collages and I reconsider.)

Mary Paquet said...

Hallie, I had you on my mind lst night. So good to hear from you. You would be superb at this art form. Takes lots of patience, though.

Rosemary said...

Happy New Year and Wow! I absolutely love this collage piece! You are so creative! Will be eagerly waiting to see what you do next!