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!
xo

22 comments:

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

    Enjoy the weekend!!

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  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!

    Blessings,
    Tricia

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

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  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?

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  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.

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

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  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!)
    Renee
    www.fussitup.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  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 ;)
    Flo
    http://lartenciel.blogspot.com/

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

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  10. very moody and mysterious colors, I like it

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

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  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.

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  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

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

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

    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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

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

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

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

    Happy PPF!

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

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

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