This 8x10 monprint has come a long way from the beginning, don't you think? I enjoyed the complimentary colors of violets and greens but decided it needed a spice color so I opted for a deep red. I guess you could say I am still going around in circles! But I did lose the snowman!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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Friday, September 14, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
These young ladies are painting deli papers. This is the first step in creating your personal collage papers. you can also use, art tissue, gift tissue or any number speciality papers. You must have color harmony so we choose 3 primary colors, red, yellow and blue. Added water to the paint, just a little, and painted papers.
To change the colors up a bit the girls added a little black to create a different tone. As you can see you need lots of space when you are creating your papers.
The whole studio was covered in painted papers! This is only the first step. The girls have started making their stamps to decorate their collage paper. People sometimes have a misconception about college...that it is just gluing papers to a substrate. But noooo....a true collage artists starts from scratch and makes their own original papers. A lot of work but the results are worth it!
Friday, September 7, 2012
|Legends by Leada Wood©|
This is a 12X12 torn paper collage on a deep cradle canvas...no need for framing as the painting wraps around.
The Meek's children's hospital in Abilene holds a special place in my heart, as my grandson Carter was one of the poster kids a couple of years back. It is not a place you want one of your loved ones to be in but I am very thankful for their care, concern and ability to heal. We have been donating to their cause for many years as a business. This year I had the opportunity to donate a work of art to their auction at Hendrick's Hospital.
Hendrick's Hospital sponsors a Legends Dove Hunt the first of September every year to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.
I decided to do a torn paper collage in honor of the dove hunt with a map of Abilene in the background and various paper from the Legend's brochure . Their is absolutely no paint on this painting...just torn paper from various sources. Fun to do...kind of like a puzzle.
This one is for you Carter!