Sunday, June 3, 2012

New Mixed-Media Collages and Some Sage Advice



 Images - 5" x 7"

As promised, here are two mixed-media collages on paper that I just finished.  They're comprised of remnants of various monoprints, a couple of potato prints, painted recycled paper, ink, and gold gouache.  Many more of these are in the works.

In response to my last post, Patti Roberts-Pizzuto encouraged me to let myself "play" with my paintings.  I must admit, I'm not very good at that.  Seriously, I think it must be the canvas.  I should probably work on paper for awhile and trick myself into believing that I am merely working on preliminary "sketches".  I do feel that freedom when I am printing.  Hmm. . . must have to do with the fact that I'm printing on paper, which allows me to try this, that and the other thing -- one sheet after another, as fast as I can go ad infinitum.

Which brings to mind Dale Chihuly, master glass artist.  I must confess that when I went to an exhibit of his work at the Portland Art Museum years ago, my favorite pieces were his quick, sketches on large paper.  Would have loved to have each and every one of them.  So spontaneous!

Well, I took the leap and my 30" x 40" canvas is underway.  Feels good to be painting; especially so because I keep the music cranked up loud!  Ha!



Carole said...

Gloria, I totally get how you'd like to have the sketches!

Momo Luna said...

Great designs....

betsy best-spadaro said...

Hi Gloria! I am glad you 'took the leap' and can't wait to see what you produce!

Avalanche Looms / Susan Johnson said...

Sometimes it's easy as pie, and other times just hard to get anything to work. I try to trick myself, too. If it isn't a mess around me, probably nothing good is happening. Thanks for your thoughts on art making.