Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hooked on paper....

Often I go into my studio planning to paint, but then I catch sight of a piece of interesting paper.  That's it for the day! I just love moving bits of paper around to make an interesting (I hope) collage.


FIVE


CONTRAST



PASSION


REMEMBER

Mind you, I do get as far as the easel occasionally and have been working on a painting of a friend's dogs.  Here is the work in progress......still on the easel.



 

11 comments:

  1. You have been very productive Jo.

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  2. Great to see your work again - I haven't been blogging much, but I still check in on my buddies.....I seem to gravitate more to Instagram and FB these days. Anyway, love the collages, particularly Contrast - those colors! And your painting - wow! (or should that be bow-wow? :))

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  3. Really digging the dogs, Jo. You are indeed a wonder.

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  4. Wonderful collages, Jo; I like how playful and free they seem. Also loving the dogs - their expressions seem to reveal personalities, which I'm sure your friend will enjoy!

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  5. Your collages always look like the pieces were meant to go together, even though they are quite disparate. I'm so glad you shared these, because I want to try a few new things, and I might try moving papers around, too. You are such an inspiration.

    The dogs are a gem. Each is unique in its own way. Your friend is going to LOVE this.

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  6. I can totally relate to the allure of bits of paper.
    AND what you do with them in your collages is always a delight Jo.
    REMEMBER really strikes an extra cord with me for lots of reasons.
    That is a brilliant painting in the works that will surely mean the world to the owners.
    Happy October! oxo

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  7. I completely agree, that is how I went from painting to collage.. I still paint, but there is something so enticing about paper.. Remember is awesome and what a great WIP!

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  8. Hi Jo!! Catching up on the art blog world. Always love your collages. Fits of passion is perfection but I really like 5 as well. Corrugated cardboard always does it for me.

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  9. Hi Jo! Loooove those dogs! Beautiful collage work also, as usual. You are so talented! I agree with Cathy - 5 is my favorite too. :)

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  10. I certainly do know the feeling of being inspired by that one little scrap of paper. All of these are wonderful, but I think I like the top one best - such yummy materials and the composition is very strong. I'm also very taken by the dog painting; you can see their personalities in their eyes and faces.

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  11. Sending warm wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas, and much health and happiness for 2017.

    Gaby

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