Sunday, December 27, 2009


This collage piece was a lot of fun! I began by cutting apart an oil pastel painting I had done years ago but was not real happy with. I arranged them initially with some cut pieces of the painted fabric I made when creating the wallets. (you remember those?). So, here you see the beginning of the design using those two things.This is the beginning of the background for the artwork. I put down several layers of acrylic on a piece of white canvas fabric I had prepared first with Gesso.
This was the piece I started assembling on the day Mother and I went to the Senior Center painting session. Here is a detail of a section of the finished edition. You can see both the original artwork and the pieces of painted fabric squares. I also did some stamping with one of my favorite stamps; the checkerboard.
I added some geometric sections with black pen and a Krylon Gold Leaf pen. When you walk around the collage the gold glimmers in the light.
Right now the piece is taped to a door in my studio. Roy is going to be making frames for my work as soon as it warms up; his workshop is not insulated or heated. In the meantime, I will continue to work on these collages as I really love the process and the colors really get me all jazzed!
This one is called "Her Maze" and measures 23" X 28".


Anonymous said...

WOW! It's really bright and full of sunshine! How pleasant it must be to work/play in your studio.

Vanessa said...
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Vanessa said...

Love the look of it and always a treat to see new projects ~ never a rerun of the same old thing. Talk about a work of art living on. Is there ANYTHING you don't recycle into art? I hope Roy is a light sleeper.

(hey)Jude said...

haha! He sleeps heavy. I have always thought that everything has the perfect place to land...nothing is bad or un-usable, just temporarily misplaced (grin).

Deborah said...

This looks great! What kind of frame are you thinking of?

(hey)Jude said...

HI Deborah,
I like the raw edges on my fiberworks and the "less than flat" presentation created by water, paint and shrinking fibers. I would like to glue the work to a piece of 1/4 inch foamcore and then place it in a shallow shadowbox type design so it appears to float. What do you think?