Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Taking A Scissor To My Photos . . .

"Growing"
mixed media on 6x8 inch canvas board

Yesterday I had planned on putting my recent sketch on canvas but got sidetracked by one of my photos. I had printed the photo out and knew I would eventually use it for a painting. Then I took a scissor to it and cut it up. Once I did that I couldn't stop.

Initially the composition was difficult. This piece went through a few stages of frustration to get to this finished version. I ended up covering up 2 of the collage pieces to open it up. That was when I saw a space where I could add the tree trunk. It is amazing how at one point it all just clicks. I had no idea how this would turn out and doubted it along the way until it surprised me!

14 comments:

  1. You are so brave! This is a perfect example to the rest of us that if you just give in and let the process guide you, beautiful and astounding things can happen- I love this, Cathy!

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  2. Don't you just love that moment when it all comes together after being anxious it will end a mess.....I love this one......You are just growing by leaps and bounds in your art and I am so proud of you and all your hard work........

    Hugs and blessings

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  3. Cathy I love this one, it is the best yet. Amazing how this style and you found each other and are "growing" together.

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  4. What a wonderfully, beautiful way to get sidetracked... so glad you listened to the little voice urging you to work on this because it is fabulous!

    xo
    Kristin

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  5. That is just stunning! I love this black and white style you have developed here. And what a great idea to just take the scissors to the photo. That might help my current mood - cut something up. LOL! Hope your day is great!! Love, Silke

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  6. How cool is that!! :-) You're really flexing your creative muscles now!!

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  7. You're genius, you have great ideas!

    Ciao!!

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  8. It's excellent Cathy. You do very good.

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  9. First of all...you are a sweetheart for the messg. you left me about frustration. it's those little things, eh...can you believe it...there is a button "GO BACK TO THE OLD WAY"..so i can continue on, lol.
    THIS is so beautiful, cathy. you do incredible work with your painting and photo mixing...creating such magical pieces...simply BEAUTIFUL to explore within this painting, not wanting to leave it!

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  10. i love your style, cathy. i see your love for b&w photos coming through in your art. keep it up!!
    xo to you!

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  11. I think this is one of my favorites! It turned out awesome, so beautiful Cathy!

    Keep it up sister!
    ♥Jenny

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  12. I feel this came together beautifully!

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