BLISSFUL-BOHEMIAN

Monday, February 18, 2013

New Collage








I am painting again, or should I say I am working. I found it very hard to get a good photo of this collage, the second photo is closer, but none of them really get the true color which is pale pink and cream/yellow. Even with my light cube and photo shop I could not capture it. The detail gets all washed away, so I have included many close up shots and if you double click on the detail shot you will get a better idea of what is going on. Another day I will try for a better shot. I worked on this collage all weekend and had so much fun, trying so many different things before settling on this. I used a painting that I reworked and many drawing that I had done before I got sick, so basically I just had to put elements together until I found the ones that made me happy. This is a 20"x 20", Venetian plaster, oil, paper, ink, graphite, rust stained paper, stick, thread and cold wax on cradle board. I am thinking the title is "The Offering".
I have not done collage for years, so I am not very sure of my work, but I liked this and I hope you do too.
I am feeling the fire coming back and am starting a new piece today. I expect these collages to just get better as I get more confident.
I always love to hear your thoughts.
P.S. Due to all the spam I have been getting in my comments I am sorry to report that I had to put that awful word verification back in my comment section. I just don't see any other way to handle it.
XOXO

19 comments:

lynne h said...

kaWow, annie! LOVE this! that pink! but everything... the lines, the collage elements. it all works together beautifully...

but sigh, that pink. i just love pink...

xoxo

Lori ann said...

oh i love it annie, those colors! i think i would like pink in my life too!

Mim said...

I think it's beautiful! I love the pink too - it's so soothing.

Angela Recada said...

Oh Annie!!! I LOVE everything about this. The muted colors, the stitching, the graphite, the stick. You are really on to something here. . .
Love, love,
xoxoxo

Judy Shreve said...

wonderful piece - love the colors, the lines, the composition -- and yes, that pink is beautiful!
xxoo

Annie said...

Lynne, Thank you darling, means a lot to me.xoxo

Lori,Thank you for the kind words,
glad you like the pink :-).xoxo

Mim, Thank you sweetie, xoxo

Angela,What lovely words to hear, sometimes I think I care too much what others think, but when it comes to you, it means the world. xoxo

Annie said...

Judy, Thank you so much for your sweet words. xoxo

sukipoet said...

wonderful colors. collage is fun. you can use some of those found gems. glad to hear the fire is returning. flame on.

studio lolo said...

Send some of that fire here!! This is wonderful. I love the direction you've gone in this past year. You inspire me♥

Annie said...

Suki, Thank you, Yes exactly, I have so much I can use!xoxo

Lo, Sending fire now :-). Thank you darling, glad I can help. xoxo

kj said...

Girl, you paint the most delicate evocative lines on the planet.

So much going on here, Annie. It feels religious, and I see imagined hands....

So glad the juices are flowing

Love love
kj

Annie said...

Kj, Thank you, it means so much. I attempt to convey something spiritual, it seems I am on the right track :-). Love you. xoxo

yoborobo said...

Annie - I love all the detail in this! And it reminds me of a religious relic. Lovely work! xox

Laura said...

I'm so glad you are finally feeling better, it was a very nasty flu making the rounds this year. I love the textures and colors of your collage Annie. I have been spared the flu by staying in the house and away from people other than immediate family for the past six weeks, but am still coughing from this rotten cold that slipped into the house. I think this is week four... oh well. I LOVE the art you sent to me and keep it near in my bedroom. I look forward to being to go out in public again and have it matted and framed:-)

Annie said...

Pam, Thank you!xoxo

Laura, I had a mini relapse yesterday, I have been doing too much, so I am not over it yet! I have to be very careful to not over do and that is a hard one for me, but I got the warning. I hope your cough leaves you and that you get to go out and about soon! So glad that you have a piece of my art. xoxo

Karine Swenson said...

Annie, your new collage is beautiful. I tried getting rid of the word verification, too and had the same problem. Spam sucks!

ArtPropelled said...

LOVE this piece Annie!! The break seems to have been good for you because this is a great come-back.

Yes, the word verification is necessary.... I tried several times to do without it but the spam just keeps pouring in.

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh Annie, I LOVE this collage. Even if the colors aren't exactly as they should be, it is a beautiful creation. The centerpiece is lovely and so is your stitching and delicate marks.
roxanne

Houseelf said...

Lovely work Annie. I really like the centre details.

I don't let my blog be search engine-able and that stopped the spam.