Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Collage Crazy


Sometimes, I start painting the face first.  This time I started with the background.  I stepped away from the desk and when I came back, my eye translated the green leaf as a bird.  That is what I love about collage.


Then I started painting the face and I got excited about purple lips.  And so it goes.  Purplish face.  That reminded me of my Faces In Technicolor class (still available). 


At some point, I saw the little green tip of a leaf under the purple bird as a bird head so I painted it and realized it was the whole bird.  That is what I love about collage. 


I think I said that. 


26 comments:

  1. Sharon,

    This is wonderful and once again you are fabulous with collage. I think its all about looking and stepping away and going with what Norah says. I have been following my muse more these days. It always is the best way to go.

    Kate

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  2. Great work, so creative and a good eye in deed.

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  3. Oh man!!! I like this so much I could just squeal!!!

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  4. !Fabuloso Arte!

    I like your new faces on Collage. So creative, so inspire.

    She is my favorite one

    Congratulaciones!!!

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  5. Fabulous work, I really love those birds!!

    I must start saving some magazines, to give it a go myself :)

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  6. Beautiful interpretation you have made here. Great idea for a painting too!
    Hugs and blessings
    Kelly

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  7. This is so cool! I hope you do a video class. If you do, I'm in!

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  8. Your eyes see some amazing things....your hands make them real!

    Beautiful :)

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  9. Hi Sharon - I just love this piece - I love how you have built up the collage - what a great technique - I really want to try this. I love the birds - you always have little surprises in your art.

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  10. Collage is fun isn't it? I think this one has a bit of a witchy feeling, just in time for Halloween.

    Darla

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  11. Love it--can't say it enough!!

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  12. I find your collage series to be so inspiring. I keep saying that I need to create on paper instead of canvas once in awhile. Maybe after seeing a few more of your lovely pieces I'll finally start that journal! Thanks so much!

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  13. Oh, wow! Just so wonderful! I can't wait to see what you do to the inside!

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  14. Sharon,
    I don't know if I have commented before or not, but I have been following you for some time now, and well, I hope you don't mind, but I've mentioned you on my blog.
    I love your creations, and wanted to share you. I really hope you don't mind.
    (If it is any consolation to you, I haven't been posting much lately, so my "readership" has dropped off a bit...)
    Thanks for being here!

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  15. This is your best collage yet!!

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  16. You are collage crazy - and I love it!! She is fabulous. I am loving the cup/birds on her head. :)

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  17. How gorgeous is this! Beautiful Sharon!

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  18. I have tried some collage this week and must say it is not going well. But oh what fun it is. I also had a bird emerge out of mine. I am still working on it, but I don't know if it will ever be share worthy.

    I love your art...so beautiful, mysterious, and each seems to be trying to tell us a story.

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  19. Oh wow...how do you alwys pull it together so well. I really admire you for that Sharon. Absolutely gorgeous.
    ManonX

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  20. Do you know what an inspiration you are? You defy all appropriate adjectives!
    XO

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  21. OK...so this is just genius....you see...you had the eye for an interesting composition from the "get go"...I mean the hat with the birds! How great is that! It's so fun to see the transition...

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  22. Awesome!!! Love the colors and the bird on her hat:O) Love:O)

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  23. Sharon, this is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. I love how you have translated the images from the collage into your own vision. You have a real talent for this type of art work, I think. I love all your work, though. Thanks for sharing this.

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