Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Woods

The Woods
Mixed Media Collage 8 X 8

This little landscape collage was one of those experiments that turned out well. The landscape foreground of hand painted and altered papers came together quickly and easily. I knew I wanted the feeling of woods on the top but couldn't find or make any paper that worked. As I wandered through an arts and crafts store I came upon a stamp of woods that would fade in the background. I used the stamp on thin tissue so that if there was a background it would show through. The stamped piece was laid under the adjoining piece which was also an altered tissue. I like the effect very much. I painted the bird and a few leaves so that the scene wouldn't look too forlorn, like it had been burned. 

3 comments:

  1. Lovely muted color. I enjoy the graphic design element too--the repeated lines of the trunk; the surprise of the single red bird.
    (And thanks for the advice re the rhodos!)

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  2. Looks great and really do like the effect you received.

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  3. Jan you are so good at these collages. It's definetly a talent and you've got it..
    I was investigating the workshop of Derek Gores in Melbourne.
    That's something I've been interested in. No I'll never give up my struggles with watercolors.. LOL !

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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.