I want to begin with a thank you to last week's visitors, who commented. It seems like you enjoyed the visit as much as I did enjoy to put up the blog post :-)
This week I have worked over some pieces I have done earlier, but didn't quite like or just hadn't finished. I also did some pieces, where I combined collage and painting. I think collaging has an interesting effect on a painting.
Starting with the new from old, the first three pieces are works in progress:
I cut the couple out of a newspaper-photo. They stood in front of an old guesthouse. I think it was from the 50'ies or 60'ies, putting them together with the bird to create some humour. I'll have to think up something to bring it all together.
This background is one of the favorite results of the past week's work!
Work in progress, a caterpillar - bird mimicry :-)
And the last piece of the reworked art series: a portrait that I hadn't quite liked. I painted over her with white acrylic and found a photo to sketch after to give her a better expression. Then I added acrylics to the background and the blue hues to the hair.
This combination of collage and painting fits in with the above pieces, the only difference is that it is all new. I'm not quite sure if I should add anything to it???
The above face is painted and drawn on a canvas (20x20 cm)
I also collaged different kinds of paper scraps to the background.
And at last a parrot on a canvas board. It is also 20x20 cm and it is cheap and a great alternative to canvases for teaching art in schools I think. It is really solid and gives the impression you have something of quality at hand.
Thank you to Eva and Kristin for hosting Paint Party Friday!
And for the paper art shared on Paper Saturdays!