Monday, February 19, 2007

Monday, Feb. 19, 2007 - Collage Work

Today in class we all took bits and pieces of old paintings in - put them in a pile in the center of the table and everyone took what they needed to create their collages. I'm not sure anyone was thrilled with their outcome and I know I wasn't because I didn't really plan it - just started slapping the bg paper on and then the center berries. So there is no real rhyme or reason to this and my fingers are covered in acrylic matte medium and they are sticky even though I've washed my hands several times since coming home. Oh, well, art isn't always fun. This is supposed to be pyracantha berries and leaves - one of the monthly projects for February at WatercolorWorkshop, a Yahoo group, was to do a painting of pyracantha. Since this is watercolor torn up into collage pieces and glued together, it counts, I guess.

The temperature got up to 45F today - a heat wave after much of last week. When I got out of the car today it sounded like our house was melting - drip drip drip down the eaves and gutters full of ice. Interesting - what would you do if you came home and found out your house was melting? :)

5 comments:

Michelle Himes said...

I like this a lot, Rhonda. Good use of old watercolors, and your berries are terrific. It has a nice textural, abstract feel to it. Collage is fun, isn't it!

Michelle

catmull said...

I like it, too. It has nice color and value changes. Incredibly good for the limited options you had.

catmull said...

I'm a fan of this, too. Beautiful colors and values, especially given the limited choices you had.

Anonymous said...

I really like this, too. It has beautiful color changes and values.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much for your positive comments, Michelle and Catmull and Anonymous :) I tried painting this the traditional way in class today (a separate painting) and made a real mess of it - so have to try again.