Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Emerge . . . My First Layered Collage Painting!

"Emerge"
mixed media on 8x10 canvas board

As I said in yesterday's post I did alot of painting this weekend. This piece is my first attempt at a layered collage. I typically don't have patience for layers and I certainly could have added many more but I will take this as a first step! I initially was going to use this as a background for one of my face sketches but when it was done I decided to fill the blank space in the center with the tree. I used a couple of my own photos for the collage that were printed on plain paper.

The colors I used are not colors I am comfortable with either. I used some hansa yellow, phalto blue (gs) and nickel azo gold. I did begin with a first layer of payne's gray glazed over some stamped tissue paper and of course that got lost when I added the other colors. I used staz on ink for the first time and I love it.

This picture doesn't do it justice. In person there is more depth and some texture from the tissue paper. Hope you like it!

10 comments:

  1. Hi Cathy. I always like the colors you use. I think it is a great job for your first try at this method. I think there is a lot of texture in the piece. I like it. Hope you are having a great day. Take care.

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  2. Cathy, these are my colors!! I love the eye-drawing interest all over it too! Butterfly, heart, tree, words, etc... Very nice!!

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  3. indeed i do...love it! i am glad you decided on your tree, it seems to fit! and you are exceptional with your colors, even when you are out of your comfort zone, one would NEVER know. i am especially fond of your own art work in this one, cathy. beautiful composition!
    about those classes...i am WITH YA', just can't get enough. and when misty has another one, you can just JUMP ON IT with no regrets! xo

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  4. Love it, Cathy. The colors are very peaceful. You did a great job! xo Diane

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  5. Very Lovely Cathy, I have been thinking about doing a layered collage also, but haven't had the nerve to start yet.

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  6. Hi Cathy...wow..stunning and yet gentle and beautiful..very peaceful and poetic...feels very visually poetic! I love all that you are creating..it is inspiring to see your wonderful talent!! Shine on..you are wonderful..and thankyou so much for your thoughtful visit and kind word..so appreciated!
    hugs
    shine on...
    Victoria~

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  7. I see the hope of Spring in your collage. This is quite beautiful. How interesting the names of the colors you used...I merely see greens and yellows. Maybe that is why I do not paint. :o) Happy layering...

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  8. I love to see layers in a painting--it makes you want to keep exploring it. And these colors--LOVE!!!

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  9. i think this is my favorite of yours.
    GORGEOUS dear. xox

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  10. This is jaw dropping to me! WOW! I love this! So textural and wonderfully composed.

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