Still enthralled with buffaloes! With this one I was thinking about how everyone thinks of the plains of Kansas as a bit drab, when actually it is teaming with all kinds of beautiful life. As a child I remember being in a field of huge sunflowers that towered high over my head and became the inspiration for the giant sunflowers in this piece.
“Home on the Plains” is on a 16 x 20 inch cradled wood panel.
“Who Me? seems to be the expression on this chickadee collage made entirely from Citra Solv papers as an example for a two part Citra Solv workshop at Dillon Nature Center the last couple of weeks.
First the class made Citra Solv altered papers, then used them to create a bird collage of their own. I think they all did a fabulous job… we had roosters, sparrows, owls, robins, cardinals, and crows! Quite a flock of artwork!
Every couple of months at Tessera Fine Art Gallery in Wichita is a Mixed Media Challenge. You purchase a pack of goodies for $10 and that enters you in a challenge to create a small piece of art using at least 5 of the items from the bag. Your piece, along with the others will then hang on a featured artist wall in the gallery starting with Final Friday Art Crawl (this time March 31) and staying for two months until time to hang the next show. It is an awesome chance to have your work hang in a gallery, as well as urge you out of the creative duldrums!
You don’t even have to live in Wichita to participate! Simply call the gallery at (316) 262-2435 to order your pack, then send your finished piece by March 21. It is a great value for just the pack alone!
The theme for the March pack is Go Bohemian, and it is now available. Here are some of the goodies in the 8.5 x 11 inch package.
“Painting” with only paper can be a fun change of pace, and is a good exercise in really having to pay attention to color values. I often like to throw in a little extra challenge and fun by adding images here and there for the viewer to discover. In this collage, “Tea Time Discovery”, there are a dozen images hidden in the piece… I Spy style! Can you find them?
If you would like to purchase this piece, find it in my etsy shop here!
If you would like to make your own paper painting, I am holding a workshop this week at Tessera Fine Art Gallery, and I would love to see you there!
Participants will make their own 8 x 10 collage on a stretched canvas. I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!