I thought I’d try a collage of a cabin and oak at McLeod plantation. It was a painting first. I’m still trying to combine painting and collage in some way.
These are small (7x7 framed) collages for December available at Charleston Artist Collective. I used Matisse as my inspiration. I really enjoy doing these small ones because its easier to try new things.
I have just finished 5 Matisse inspired figures for the Charleston Artist Collective. They will be at Whilden Street Gallery in Mt. Pleasant for the Holiday Show. They are 6x6 and framed in white wooden frames. I am working on "allowing the work to lead me. " Advice from the I Ching.
No new workshop work that is postable, but plein air painting is underway. Learned to use some great new color mixtures from painter Mary Gilkerson's workshop in Edisto. This collage has had the face slightly reworked but will be posted in its final form soon. It's from a model I drew at Summerville Artist Guild figure drawing class. Now on to next and final workshop.
Seeing art in a photo always makes me want to change something. However this is not exactly how it looks. I have made a few larger collages. This was inspired by Matisse.
This window is one I've drawn and painted many times. I love the variety of shapes at the Battery. The lighthouse is a colored pencil drawing I did of one of Edward Hopper's many lighthouse images.
Whoever said "color is my daily torment" knew what they were talking about. I think it was Matisse. I think he also said it could take a lifetime to learn about it, or maybe that's just how I feel. I have painted the green soda bottle at least five times and yet to get its intensity.
The first collage of McLeod has been recycled. I did it in class up in the mountains so was trying something new. I didn't think it worked, but maybe needed to keep going on it. Right now I am working on the woman in a green kimono. Equally frustrating but almost finished.
This is a detail of a larger piece I am working on as a group of 5 or 6. It is amazing how small bits of paper can create different expressions by being moved just a fraction.