The finished piece “Three Poppies” symbolizes to me the time spent in Traverse City with my 3 beautiful friends, Michele, Helena and Carleen. Each stands strong and beautiful against the gorgeous scenery of coastal sky, and while our backgrounds are in paint, we are grounded in a new love of paint, collage, and of one another. The measures 18”x36” and is on stretched gallery wrapped canvas, (ready to hang). The piece is $650, though I feel this piece, much like my time spent in Traverse, will be hard to let go.
Before I wrap up for the week, I want to share with you the 2 class projects I worked on while in Traverse City. The first is an apple study. Below you can see a detail of the collaged apple, the initial underpainting prior to collage and the finished piece. “Apple Study” measures 11”x14”, and is awaiting a frame that I ordered last night :)
Lastly, the yet to be titled orchid painting below measures 12”x30”. Again, you can see a detail of the collaged orchid, the initial underpainting prior to collage and the piece in progress. I am debating whether to add painting to the surface. I feel the piece lacks a linear element I have yet to develop in collage…. What are your thoughts? Do you feel the piece stands alone as a collage, or would you like to see the surface? Please share your opinions and thanks for reading!
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