I just had to go and collage another cup of coffee. What can I say? It’s difficult for me not to make artwork of one of my favorite drinks of all time.
I was inspired by the cold weather we’ve been getting lately to make a collage of my favorite beverage – coffee. It’s a subject I don’t mind revisiting over and over again. I think I might try to explore collaging some of my favorite foods as well.
Here’s the latest collage in my food still life series. This piece was inspired by a deli in Chicago. I decided to make this one a little more on the abstract side. We shall see how the next pieces turn out… I’m planning to tackle a couple more food collages before turning back to some animal and landscape pieces.
Here’s a collage of one of my favorite Southern cuisines. I usually like my plate of shrimp and grits with bacon bits, but I simplified the look of this one so it would look more appetizing. It’s definitely difficult to do the dish justice in collage form if you add too many bits and pieces of color.
Anyway, for my next collage I may veer off from the still life food series, but we shall see. It all depends on what catches my eye next.
Coffee is definitely one of my favorite still life subjects to collage, but I decided to change things up a bit and throw some breakfast foods into the mix. I think my next couple of pieces will also be food collages, but we shall see. Sometimes, without expecting it, I get inspired to work on a specific subject. That may or may not happen this time. Any way, there will be more collages to be made in this series.
This piece was inspired by a trip to New York City where I enjoyed pastries and coffee in a few fantastic coffee shops. And this is also part of my quest of becoming more confident with still life as the subject matter for my artwork. As I’ve mentioned before, I have a tendency of wanting to make collages of people and animals more than anything else. But by making myself step aside from my usual subject matter, I’m beginning to enjoy tackling different subjects.
Stay tuned for more food art…
I’m always drawn to colorful window displays in bakeries. This collage is inspired by several bakeries I visited on a trip to NYC. I’m thinking that this could be a possible series, since I am a fan of sweets.
My next collage will most likely be another still life. I’m determined to build up my still life portfolio since I have a tendency of focusing mainly on animal portraits. Anyway, I’m off to get started on some more artwork!
A collage of one of my favorite beverages of all time – coffee! I’ve mentioned before that I’m not really a fan of making still life art, but I figure it’s a good exercise to tackle an area that I’m not as familiar with. By focusing on still life objects that I enjoy in real life, I’m hoping to build this area out to other subjects in the next few months.
Anyway, I’m off to get started on a sketch for my next piece!
This is a quick still life study that I completed the other night. As I continue to complete these smaller pieces, I’m going to start exploring more complex compositions. Right now I’m just focusing on practicing still life collages. Hope to create more of these soon.
Still life is definitely my least favorite subject to collage. So I figured, why not explore a still life series? I’m hoping to get more excited about still life as I experiment with different subject matter in the genre. This piece was meant to just be a simple collage that can hopefully get the ball rolling with this new project.