Monday, August 12, 2013

Summer Camp, Summer Not

I am taking a class through Carla Sonheim's Summer Art Camp (Diane Culhane's "Between Speech and Silence".  It is an exploration of line, and some of the techniques are similar to what I have done in the past on paintings such as this one:

Searching for Treasure, detail  Collage, acrylic paint, India ink. Available at my Etsy shop.

What *is* different is that the underlying collage is made up of random elements cut from magazines, and the image created is found in the shapes made by the elements.

Base collage with "found" kitties and armchair

Collage with added gesso and texturing

Finished collage with Golden fluid acrylics and Montana and Liquitex paint pens
It is fun to take classes with other artists to learn new ways of approaching making art.  I needed a break after a very intense six weeks of making art for an upcoming show, and this was the perfect thing for my need to just play for a little while.  After all it is summer, so why not?

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