Newer work #78

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#1296 Irina’s Sky. Watercolor collage on foamcore, 5×3.5″ matted to 7×5″ $25.

Irina’s sky has a story behind its name.  D’s niece was adopted from the Ukraine and, being required upon adoption to take a middle name picked her Mom’s.  One of the things she has commented on is that on cloudy days, it reminds her of where she grew up.

 

 

 

 

 

watercolor collage

#1297 Serendipity. 3.5×5″ watercolor collage on foamcore, matted to fit 5×7″ frame. $25

 

 

 

 

Serendipity just came together so easily from a few pieces of collage that came to hand so easily I think they had been huddling in the box.

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Newer Work #77

Watercolor collage

#1294 “Islands”. Watercolor collage on foamcore 3.5×5″ in mat to fit 5×7″ frame. $25.

“Islands” is one of those collages that I recognize the parent of one of the pieces – it was “Amazing Storm“. I don’t recognize the other two parents!

 

 

 

 

Watercolor collag

#1295 “Ghost”. Watercolor collage on foamcore 5×3.5″ in mat to fit 5×7″ frame. $25.

One of “Ghost”‘s parents is certainly “The Setting Sun” – the bottom left piece – but it has quite a mixed heritage it seems…

Newer Work #76

Watercolor collage painting

#1292 Flowing. 3.5×5 watercolor collage on foamcore in mat to fit 5×7 frame. $25.

Another couple little ones….  On the first one I named it Flowing because I love how the top of the cloud at the bottom flows between the three pieces.

 

 

 

 

The second one does have a more ominous feel, even though it is more colorful.

(Oh, I wish I could put this text at the side of the image like I did above.  It’s been 10 minutes of struggling, I give up.)

 

Watercolor collage painting

#1293 Ominous. 5×3.5″ watercolor collage on foamcore in mat to fit 7×5″ frame. $25.

Newer work #73

Another couple of babies from that clutch that I hatched a few weeks ago.  The second one is a personal “favorite child”.

Watercolor collage

#1285 “Precision”. Watercolor collage, 5×3.5″ in mat framing to 7×5″. $25

Watercolor collage

#1287 “It’s raining stars”. Watercolor collage, 5×3.5″ in mat framing to 7×5″. $25

Newer work #63

From one palm tree to two.  And a hotter morning, likely a summer morning, maybe August with a hot wet wind coming up from the gulf, and the sun about to heat it up some more.

Refractured watercolor dawn

#1243 Firestarter. Refractured watercolor on foamcore, 14×11″ in mat ready for a 20×16″ frame. $195.

Class acts

The last few days I’ve run two watercolor collage fun workshops.  All, serendipitously with people who have art experience in other mediums, but thought they would pick up something useful from my workshop, and they did!  It’s always fun to work with groups who have open minds as to what they want to achieve, whether or not they have prior creative experience of any kind.

Watercolor collage workshop

Angelo with two abstract pieces

Jeni Bate teaching

Jeni teaching

Watercolor collage workshop

Cherry and Chaleen with abstract and representational artworks.

 

Absolute Beginner’s Class

Here are some photos taken by one of the other gallerists when I was teaching in Borrego Springs Art Institute on Tuesday.  The three students, with varying levels of experience, all found they learned a lot from the class.

Jeni Bate teaching beginning painting class

Students often feel more comfortable creating a color wheel when I am too. Yes, that apron does make me look fat, doesn’t it!

Jeni Bate teaching beginning painting class

Just checking that she is painting off in the right direction. I am actually still** wearing my shorts behind the apron.

Jeni Bate teaching beginning painting class

We don’t worry about exactly evenly spaced areas, but it’s important to get the right mixes in the right places.