Thursday, July 07, 2016

Before and After


After: Paris Souvenir
Shadow Box Floating Collage 8 X 8

The before you can see had some of the inside paint continuing to the outside, it's harder to tell that the outside paint was a rather dingy tan. I was not happy with my choice so I decided to go with an all off white outside. Four coats of paint later I finally had what I was looking for. It's hard to tell from the photo how the collage floats. It is raised from the back by a foam core base and the top piece has another foam core spacer. It's a nice effect and one I learned from Laura Lein-Svensner. I still have to put a piece of glass on the front which is held in place by turn buttons. 
Now for the question of the day; What do you call a person who jumps in the river that runs through Paris? Leave your answer in the comments.


  1. This is an outstanding piece Jan. I love 3 dimensional work .
    Hope your getting my comments as I think I've already told you a while ago, my emails to you ( and a few others) always comes back.. thanks for the visit .. I'm doing alright.
    Oh the answer? Insane? LOL !

  2. Lovely: I like the harmonious colors as well as the echoing of squarish shapes.
    I like to float paintings in their frames too.



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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.