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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tiny But Mighty

This sweet tiny but mighty little Angel's face changed about 4 times before she was finished. I love how she turned out & her sweet face. I wish a photo really captured the original. She's small measuring 5x5x.50 perfect for a little spot that needs some love. I listed her here. I have a few more of these small canvas that I plan to paint. They are so sweet.

Hubby & The Spotted Dogs are playing tonight in Auburn so I will have the house to myself. I'm not feeling all that terrific so I don't know if am going to use this quiet time for painting, collage, paper bag albums or just veg out in front of the tv.

I did another collage last night out of one of my many Gourmet magazines. I love them! Art & cooking, 2 of my biggest passions. I'm thinking I will hang them in my kitchen. I have little Italian glass tiles in my kitchen as a backsplash and they really look cool up against that. I feel a little guilty spending the time to make something for myself instead of something to sell. I have more Gourmet magazines than I'd like to admit so maybe when I've finished mine... I took photos of the process yesterday which I plan on posting soon or making a video out of, if I can get my son to help me with that. I have to tip my hat at Collage artists. Collage pieces are sometimes unappreciated or underrated in my opinion, which is sad because they are a big undertaking, no matter how organized you are, and a piece takes an enormous amount of thought & time. Not to mention the mess & space it takes, well for me anyway! I'm so visual I have to see it all. I usually struggle with composition on collage pieces, which is why I am loving this new project! You get what you get and make something out of it. Of course you still have to think about it but at the same time using what you just randomly cut out gives you a lot of freedom. The one that I completed last night isn't embelished yet but again I have all the recipe pieces around the edges. I want to do at least 2 or 3 more. I will post a picture when I get them all done & hung up.

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11 comments:

Tina said...

Love this new piece! And it's ok to make something for yourself!!!you have my permission~ ok?? ;)
I'm a cookbook freak, have a huge collection..

Michelle Eaton said...

This piece is beautiful!! I love your style of shading and highlights.

Jennifer said...

She is so very sweet!! Can't wait to see your gourmet magazine collage!

Kelly said...

she's beautiful jana!

elsiee said...

LOVE this little painting! I know exactly what you mean about collages- I haven't done one in years but every time I read abut someone else's process it totally puts me in the mood!

Poetic Artist said...

Oh she is so beautiful..I love how you put all that color in the faces you do..Maybe one day I will own one.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I can't wait to see your collage and the making of it. I have a friend from high school that does awesome collage, when you have some time check out his artwork here: http://www.nealtaylorart.com/?goto=art-book go through all the artbook pages. He is really talented.

I love your angel! You do such beautiful work.

Campbell Jane said...

Thank you so much everyone! Your sweetness has made my day!

storybeader said...

sounds like a neat process, the collage. Give us the link, when you're done. And the angel is lovely! {:-D

Janine said...

I like the colours you used for her face

Tj Lev said...

Hi Jana! Oh she is lovely, looks just a little forlorn. Beautiful colors. Your angels are always full of life and emotion. Love it! Hope you are well. Tj.