New Art…Did You Hear?

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Just finished “Did You Hear?” in time to display at Artlandia for the month of September.  It is a bit larger than most of my mixed media, on a 24 x 36 inch canvas.  I started with a canvas covered with strips torn from National Geographic magazines, which I then treated with Citra Solv concentrated cleaner.  I worked over the background several times as the piece progressed until it became a muted blue.

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I constructed the trees by cutting strips from images of graffiti and then shading with paint.  I added the birds which are a mix of collage and paint.

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I like how even the edges of the deep canvas look interesting!

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Finished piece:

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And finally, the winner from last week’s name that piece contest is….

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“Roses dans la reverie” which is Roses in Reverie in French.  Thanks for the great name Jackie!  If you send your address to me at victoryrd@hotmail.com, I will send you a print of “Roses dans la reverie”!

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  1. That piece is wonderful! I love the detail in the birds. Do you have to do something between treating the paper with the citrasolv and painting on it, to avoid a chemical reaction? Just curious.

    • I usually do two things…. the birds are collaged and painted on watercolor paper on top of the Citra Solv paper background, and I also coat the entire piece with matte gel medium once I am done altering the paper.

      • Cool. Thanks. I was just curious how that worked. I think the effect you get with the citrasolv on the papers really adds depth to your pieces. It’s really clever how you then utilize that texture in your collage. I always enjoy seeing what you create.

  2. You make everything look so easy. Thanks for explaining how you do it. I really love your work.

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