Thursday, October 18, 2012

Collages Success!

At last the collages for To The Power Of N have been published on Joel Lambeth's site. What a wonderful collection!  You must visit and see them all. I have two favourites....Allegra Newman (USA), and James Agnes Arlow(USA).  They are totally opposite in construction... one is lush and complex, the other simply sophisticated in design.  I'm honoured to be in such company.

...but there's more.....


The above collages were produced for Joel's individual challenge,  'Carry The One'.  Check the link for information.

The materials I had to work with were:

From these I had to produce a 5" x 7" collage on black mat board.  As always I did two...and still only used a fraction of the images provided. 

Fun, fun, fun!..and it's nearly my time to make collages for the annual International Collage Exchange.  Check out this link and perhaps you'll join in for the coming year.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


On March 1st I posted about the 'rust'  trend in art-making. I featured the work of other artists and my first rust-dyeing efforts.  Now 'Paper Traders' is having a 'rust' challenge.  I LOVE a challenge and have used some rusty, and rust-dyed, bits to produce a mixed media painting.

The painting is 30 x 30 cm on gallery-wrapped, wide edge, canvas.  I'm saving it for an exhibition as it is one of the few works that I'm actually quite satisfied with.  Perhaps that is because it is sooooo out of my usual comfort zone.