This week I am sharing two weeks' worth of collages for the project I am doing with my sister Evelyn, following the prompts from Randel Plowman's book The Collage Workbook.
My first two collages are BLACK AND WHITE (the prompt for week 3):
I call this one "in the winter season". It's a mixed media collage using a vintage image of two little boys pulling sleds, torn papers and tissue paper. All my collages measure 5 x 5 inches.
This is "blanc et noir" which is apt because I used an image from a French magazine, which I then covered over with other imagery, an advert for Parazone, artwork with black pastel, a sweet wrapper with skeleton and some words "the twinkle in his eyes made him look younger".
Texture was created by gluing on some netting, letting it dry and then ripping it off again. I stitched into the collage with black thread.
Below are my collages for COLOUR CHARGE (the prompt for week 4) and, again, both collages are 5 x 5 inches. Colour charge refers to adding one ore more colours to a black and white background.
I'm back with my St. Ives theme for these, inspired by the work of Barbara Hepworth and Alfred Wallis.
Below in my "Alfred Wallis" collage I used an image he painted of St. Ives cottages and some printed numbers given to me by paper swap friend Heather Harker. It also features one of my fabric Alfred Wallis cottages with stitch in black. For colour, I have added some of my hand dyed ochre yellow cotton fabric and a small piece of monoprinted paper in blue and ochre. I associate these colours with St. Ives, especially the ochre yellow reminding me of lichen coloured rooftops. For randomness, I added the little figure just because I like it.
If you are inspired to join in the collage project, please feel free. You don't have to share online, just do it for fun. Just one or two small collages a week ... it's do-able I think. Till next time when we explore the theme of monotone ... thank you for visiting today x