These are three collage pieces I did last week for the upcoming show.
I like abstract, but I don't usually do it. It's always difficult - for me - to start a piece and not really know what it's supposed to be. It's purely based on aesthetic and composition. It's not how I usually work. But I'm all about expanding myself and I'd been wanting to give it a try so I bit the bullet and did it.
The first one - Drops - was the most difficult. I got started but nothing seemed right so I basically ripped off ideas from the collages I did for my bathroom months ago. I just needed a little guidance. Rectangles (don't you love my edgy titles?) came together more easily. I knew the color combination I wanted to use and that made it easier. I love blues and browns together!
Sticks and Stones simply evolved on it's own. That was not my intention at all when I got started. I had tried to just work with circles but it wasn't quite right. And I loved the lacey paper I used on the top so I let that guide me. Then I got to the ovals and stacked them like stones. And nothing seemed to work next to them so I thought I'd break up the color block and the idea of thin lines came to me. They looked like sticks and the title came from that.
These actually look quite nice in their white mats and black frames. This is something very new to me and my usual collection of art. I'll be curious to see if they sell.
They're small - each one is about 7" X 9" and they're in 11" x 14" frames. So I shouldn't have to price them too high.