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Collage two paintings 30 x60 cm

In this detail, the anaglypta, pink florist's cellophane and paint on canvas can be seen. Reddish/brown transparent glazing in the centre section and swirls of aqua opaque impasto on the right.

This includes a piece of anaglypta from Carol Parsons painting class back in March, 2009? This particular piece of wallpaper has already been used to 'print paint to canvas'.
Victoria Hilliard produces lovely ceramic pictures inspired by nature, including the portrayal of moths and butterflies. Would I have produced this collage if Tori were not a member of Art Space Gallery? Maybe not. Everything is 'grist to the visual mill' as far as artists are concerned.

'Floral - Pedestal' this painting just evolved. Fun, fun and more fun!

'Floral - Feel Amazing'. I love this artwork! My daughter's boyfriend bought her flowers, including old fashioned roses, which provided the inspiration for the flowers at the top of the painting and the cellophane wrapper is included in the collage, overlaid with magenta glazing.

But what a struggle. The black and white flower came from a discarded fabric decoration from one of my daughter's dresses, slathered with PVA glue which I then attempted to stick to the canvas, sadly every time I lifted my fingers so the flower lifted too. Determination won out though and eventually it stayed put. When dry, I painted the centre and also some of the white areas and black stripes for texture and to guard against fading.


The wonderful red paper with cerise glitter spots was purchased from 'The Painted Bird' St Ives. Normally I go to Save The Children, bargain wrapping at 35p a sheet. On this occasion it was closed and I just couldn't resist such truly beautiful paper (£1.95 a sheet) obviously too costly to waste! Not that I would anyway!

The four little patchwork squares, machine stitched by my Mum? my daughter? now included thanks to PVA glue and topped with a ribbon from clothing label 'Feel Amazing', something we all aspire to.

The new window theme at Art Space Gallery is 'collage', no photos of the window yet, but as tomorrow is my day at the gallery, hopefully I'll be organised enough to take the camera and tripod, so please keep an eye on the Art Space blog over the next few days.

Having a theme is so much fun. Collage is not an area that I have much expertise in but producing these two artworks has been so enjoyable.

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