Tuesday, July 6, 2010
SOAPBOX on COLLAGE
Kudos to Jonathan Talbot!! I just read his article in the July/August issue of The Artist Magazine. "Piecing It Together: New Trends in Collage". Finally - a fine art publication has validated collage as an art form. Not just the collages from Picasso, but modern day collages. Especially, the collages using TEXT and PICTURES from old books and SHEET MUSIC and GLUE GLUE and GLUE!! I added collage to my portfolio about 6 years ago and have struggled to have the fine art community accept it. My peers at our local Art Association pooh poohed it and seem to pass it off as a hobby. Once I had an exhibit, and as I unpacked all my paintings, they refused to hang the collages because it was a fine art exhibit, and the collages were too "CRAFTY". The Gallery where I hang a few paintings during the year, tried a few of my collages, but they were not received very well - because - it was a fine art gallery audience. So now for these venues I do mixed media painitngs -
but in the privacy of my studio -
July 9, 2010
I live on a lake, a small lake. It is man-made, forty plus years old, surrounded by small vacation homes that have since been converted into...
The paintings are simple and stark. I like the drama of the dark background against the bright flower colors. I don't usually paint ...