Sunday, April 19, 2015

New Collages

I have been busy and having great fun with these new collages I am making for my ETSY shop and gallery in Ranchos NM,  I am trying  new things and also making things to sale at a lower price point. My paintings take much longer to do and I feel that I can't sell them for any lower prices than they already are. I make my living from my art after all and would very much like to do it full time. I am now able to work just part time, so I am very grateful. I think it is important to make art that everyone can afford. Money is always a troublesome area when it comes to art and it is not an area I feel comfortable even talking about, but it was part of the reason I began doing these collages, the other reason is that I have a larger vision, I want to do really strange, wonderful, large collage pieces and I have found it hard to begin. I felt that these smaller pieces could lead me in the direction I want to go. I will always still do my paintings, I just want to grow and expand my work.
These collages are the first step, made of tea stained paper, ink drawings by me, burned rice paper, thread, found ephemeral, white charcoal, watercolor and rust. I have included close up photos.
Top piece is "Constellations" 14 1/2" x 12 1/2", bottom piece is "Chas White" 16 1/2"x 12".
They will be going into my shop in the next week or so, the price is $95.00 plus shipping unframed.
If you would like one let me know and I will reserve it for you.
I would love to know what you think. XOXO


ZenDotStudio said...

ah, money, such a tricky subject in relation to art, to handmade work! why? what is it about the modern world that makes it so? I don't know the answer. It's probably complex and multi-faceted.

on the other hand I love these small works, especially loving the burned holes.


Judy Shreve said...

Lovely collages! Love the neutral colors - very peaceful. Good luck with your Etsy sales. Looking forward to seeing them larger.

Annie said...

Carole, I think some of the problem is that many artist under price their work and people can get manufactured things so cheap these days, These collages are not fast to do, but much faster than my paintings. I feel artists should get paid for their time, never mind the years it took to get to this point with the work. It is a never ending source of a rant for me :-).
On the other hand I have to do the work no matter what. xoxo

Judy,Thank you, I hope they get wild and very large. xoxo

Sharmon Davidson said...

I'm really captivated by these collages, Annie! Money is a sore subject with many of us artists and it's a difficult issue to talk about, since most of us don't have a solution for it. I hope these do well in your etsy shop.

Annie said...

Sharmon, Thank you. Money is indeed a sore spot and becomes an open wound sometimes. xoxo