Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Collage Paintings




Here are a few pieces I have been working on post-Rupert Workshop. There are about half a dozen more in progress, and I work on them all at the same time, which is probably evident from the similar color scheme and compositional elements. My process begins with a painted or collage "start" - random painting, collaging, building up pattern and texture. Then I proceed to add layers of paint and collage, obscuring much of what came before, but adding new elements. Often a piece will change course dramatically several times over in the course of its journey towards completion. Completing a piece in any one work session is never the object. I find that if I keep focused on the process, pieces have a way of resolving themselves, or not, in their own time.

Art Unraveled proposals for workshops are due next week, and I'm proposing a workshop that focuses on this process of layering paint and collage. Of course, I'll include other tried-and-true workshops in my proposal as well. I'll keep you posted on that.

I think I'll try another color scheme for the next group. I love this quinacridone gold and turquuoise thing, but I should probably challenge myself in the color department. Any suggestions? I love your comments!!

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing these Jane...I've bought your book on "Collage Journeys" and my love for collage had grown...cheers! Steph

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  2. These are BEAUTIFUL, as is all of your work, your books ... and you! I LOVE the colors within these pieces ... but I'm a big fan of golden tones with turquoise and red. Keep going! Can't wait to hear more about the workshop!

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  3. I am absolutely LOVING your book, Collage Journeys!!!! I love curling up with it and getting all inspired. Layers, layers...love.♥ I plan on doing more playing around with collage...thank you. ~Kathy

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  4. Since these colors are my favorites too, can't say anything but wow.
    I feel like I am walking into some lush landscapes with these pieces and I want to go deeper. xox Corrine

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  5. Jane.. love these, big time. Oh yes, turquoise and gold...how can you go wrong.. I am a turquoise freak.

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  6. Hey Jane,
    I love to see how your work develops. And I especially love to see some paper that I gave you show up in your collage! (Last image - gold with rectangles) :)

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