The Clearing I & II
The Clearing I (top) & II (lower)
Mixed Media Collage & Acrylic on Canvas
These silhouettes of barren trees against a vibrant sky were created by Metro Detroit fine artist Shadia. She began with a background surface of softly blended acrylics to create the underpainting of these collage pieces. Using a selection of hand painted found collage papers, tissues, discarded sewing patterns, origami and book pages,, Shadia painstakingly collaged each a portion of the trees as well as a portion of the background. The surface is layered with interference Metallics that are dual toned and shift with the light. The result is a simply composed yet dynamic painting in soft hues with subtle texture and pattern.
The paintings, which measure 12"x24", are painted on luxuriously deep 2 3/8" museum canvas. The surface is coated with a gloss UV top coat to preserve the colors and protect against fading. The edges of this panel are painted black with some paper overlays revealing the process. They and ready for display - no need for framing.
The Clearing II is currently on display at the Kresge Foundation in Troy, MI through 12/31/19