explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Three Muses: Postage Stamp People


I love this type of challenge--create an image of a person that incorporates a postage stamp. I used these two images to create my collage:

Painting, from Dover Pictura

A postage stamp honoring "Great British Fashion," from Google Images


And here's the result, after adding my own swirl pattern and some alteration and blending effects:



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Collage Obsession: Science






Image credits: magazine cover (slightly altered) from magazineart.org. Background (altered) from Hubble telescope photo I found online.

Take a Word: Family Album

I am not related to the couple in this photo, but thought it would be interesting to transport them to another time and place. Image credit for photo of couple: last door down the hall. Photo of NYC is my own. Please click on photo for larger view.


"Wish You Were Here"  

Sunday Postcard Art: Doodles

Doodling! One of my favorite pastimes. My collage incorporates two of my own doodles, combined and altered digitally to produce an interesting effect.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Three Muses: Book


"Beach Reading"


Image credits: graphicsfairy, artefacts, dover. The shells and the pattern on book cover are mine.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Take a Word: Black and White


Adding a color (in this case, red) to our collages is permissible this time. That's a good thing, because I have a hard time creating anything without color.



Image credits: magazineart.org, wikimedia commons.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Three Muses: Blackbird



please click for larger view

Image credits: wikimedia commons, artefacts, hero arts.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Take a Word: Letters of the Alphabet




Image credits: Dover, Graphics Fairy, my own border design.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Collage Obsession: Cycle



please click for larger view


Image credits: graphicsfairy (cyclist silhouette)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Next Gelli Printing Class--April 22, Howard County Center for the Arts

Happy Spring!  It's time again to create some beautifully patterned paper with Gelli plate printing. I'll be leading my next workshop ("Gel Monoprinting"), at the Howard County Center for the Arts on Wednesday afternoon, April 22. As always, please feel free to share this information with others who may be interested.

As in my previous workshops, I will introduce basic Gelli printing techniques, and we will create fun and colorful prints. This time I also plan to share a few techniques that I didn't cover in past classes.

You can register through the Center for the Arts.



Below are photos of some items (not necessarily to scale) that you can create with your finished prints. You can also simply frame them as your original art. I plan to lead a future workshop on how to create these pieces.


Monday, April 6, 2015

Three Muses: Stone Angel





Main image credit: last door down the hall (altered)

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Take a Word: Numbers


"Ready for Takeoff"

Image credits: altered emporium, digital collage studio, harper designs.