The Calgary Tower

Calgary-Tower
“Calgary Tower” Collage on paper. 7″x5″
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The other day I received a request from a client in Canada to create a collage of the Calgary Tower. Architectural elements are always more difficult when working on a smaller scale, although I enjoyed the challenge. After spending a lot of time focussing on animal pieces, it was also nice to change things up a bit with a building.

Smithsonian Castle by Day

Smithsonian Castle by Day by collage artist Megan Coyle
Smithsonian Castle by Day by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Smithsonian Castle by Day” Collage on paper. 5″x7″
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I recently put my studio work on hold as I worked on making my portfolio website mobile-friendly. Now I’m trying to get back into the groove of things with my artwork. This small cityscape piece is my latest collage. I think I’ll work on a few still life pieces next.

Morning at the Washington Monument

Morning at the Washington Monument by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Morning at the Washington Monument” Collage on paper. 7″x5″
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The cold weather this weekend made it a perfect time to stay inside and work on some artwork. At the moment I’m experimenting with a few digital pieces, but I had a chance to piece together this small collage. The Washington Monument is something that has popped up quite a bit in my cityscape work. I like the simplicity of the monument, it gives me more room to play with abstract shapes of color and texture.

The Woods by Day

The Woods by collage artist Megan Coyle
“The Woods by Day” Collage on paper. 5″x7″
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Here’s my latest small landscape collage. I’m feeling a bit uninspired by landscapes at the moment, so I think now is a good time to turn back to some still life food collages. That’s always the best solution when a subject isn’t inspiring me at any given time – just change things up a bit and shift to something else.

Daytime at the Capitol

Daytime at the Capitol by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Daytime at the Capitol” Collage on paper. 5″x7″
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As an artist living in the Washington, DC area, I’m constantly inspired by the city around me. I like wandering around the National Mall, taking snapshots to save for inspiration for future works of art.

This particular piece was an interesting challenge – since the collage is only 5″x7″, the magazine strips I cut were incredibly small. Anyway, it was fun to revisit a familiar subject. My next piece just might be another landscape/cityscape collage.

Afternoon at the Air Force Memorial

Afternoon at the Air Force Memorial by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Afternoon at the Air Force Memorial” Collage on paper. 7″x5″
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A couple of years ago I completed a collage of the Air Force Memorial for a landscape/cityscape exhibit at the Arts Club of Washington. Just the other day, I decided to revisit this familiar subject matter by completing a smaller collage of the unique memorial.

I’m really beginning to enjoy making these smaller collages. They give me a chance to explore more subjects since they don’t take nearly as long to complete as the larger sizes I work in. However, sometimes they can take a while – it all depends on how complex they are.

Afternoon in the Park

Afternoon in the Park by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Afternoon in the Park” Collage on paper. 5″x7″
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I decided to revisit my landscape/cityscape series by putting together this collage. Working on this piece made me want to explore other natural landscapes. So perhaps a new series will be underway? We shall see…I’m beginning to gather inspiration for a couple new animal collages that I plan to make in the next few weeks.

City Sunsets

“City Sunsets” Collage on paper. 5″x7″
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Sunsets are always a fun subject to tackle – there are so many colors you can work with. I really enjoyed working on this piece, and I decided to incorporate bits and pieces of texture along with the usual solid colors. Over the past few years I’ve completed a couple other sunset collages, and I’ve noticed that all of them involve bodies of water. Perhaps the next one will be more of a landscape or just focus on buildings.