Friday, January 27, 2012

Love Me Some Collage

I am continuing to have fun with digital collage. I find that what I enjoy layering are my own paintings and sketches along with a photo image. Its the mystery that keeps me going with these pieces. Its the element of surprise that gets me excited as I work. Seeing something cool pop through from underneath is one of the things I love about this medium.

For this piece I used a photo I shot in NYC of a lamp post with "love me" written on it in graffiti, along with a sketch and the mixed media painting below. I had alot of fun creating this painting using layers of collage, stamping, and two of my fav colors. . . payne's gray and raw umber mixing each with varying amounts of titanium white for lights and darks.

"beyond the trees"
mixed media collage on 11x14 wrapped canvas

I am sharing this over at Paint Party Friday today.

We are expecting unseasonably warm temps for winter in NY so I am planning on some long walks at the trail! Wishing you a lovely weekend!


  1. you are finding your voice...and you are finding your signature colours I would say...beautiful work.

    Enjoy the weekend!!

  2. This is gorgeous - I've not tried digital - just learning the "reality" stuff : ) But I love what you did here. Your color combination is phenomenal!


  3. How fabulous! I love all the depth to the art- using the digital and traditional together and the story behind it!

  4. These are beautiful!

    Digital - does that mean you did them on the computer or that you used digital images (printed out)?

    If on the computer - what program or app did you use?

  5. This is so clever Cathy. I always think it's great to play with your own work digitally - gives it a whole new lease of life.

  6. Very good collage, the shades of grey n I like. Saludos

  7. I love your work! Found you on PPF and am now following your blog!
    (I'd love it if you'd follow me too!)

  8. Hi Cathy!
    I discovered your blog by PPF and I love your work. I started in digital arts. I am French so excuse my bad english ;)

  9. Looks great and sounds a lot of fun. Happy PPF. x

  10. very moody and mysterious colors, I like it

  11. This is so beautiful! Loving seeing your art develop so amazingly!

  12. You get so much depth and power from such a limited palette, it's just beautiful. I like the collage, but I really completely love the painting.

  13. These are just beautiful and that bottom one is just amazing... you have really found your thing with digital collages and can't wait to see more of them... happy ppf

  14. These are both beautiful. I love the trees and muted color schemes. Your work has a dreamy, mysterious feel to it.

  15. I really love the way you layer your paintings, sketches and photos. So unique and beautiful.

    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  16. I soooooooo want to learn this technique!!! Love what you shared today. The colors. Everything!
    Wishing you a Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

  17. Beautiful collage, and how awesome that its a digital collection of your paintings and photos...brilliant! Happy PPF :)

  18. Wonderful creation ~ wonder what photo program you use Adobe? to collage ~ excellent ~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

  19. Love em both but that second one! OH MY!!!!

    Happy PPF!

  20. Your didgital art is amazing. The first one is my fave.

  21. Digital collage, I cannot imagine. I do like the look of it a lot. Blessings, Janet PPF