This is a commission that I completed for an author who lives in California. She wrote a story about a collage artist in the DC area, and she thought it was only fitting to hire me to make a collage inspired by a description from the book. This piece was inspired by a passage that described a work of art created by the fictional artist – a box of memories with light swirling from it. I definitely had a lot of fun creating this piece, especially since it was a little different from what I normally make.
This is the first oil painting I ever did, and I made it back in high school. I really enjoyed painting reflections back then, and a couple of years later when I went to school for painting, I created a series of paintings that focused on still life and glass reflections.
I usually like to tackle animal collages, so I decided to change things up a bit and work on another still life piece. It’s been a while since I’ve made a new work of art – sometimes life can get pretty hectic. This year is proving to be a busy one for me, with more traveling and a lot of classes that I’m taking at night. What can I say? I have a lot of interests that keep my days pretty busy.
Anyway, I think I’ll work on cranking out another still life collage next.
Coffee is definitely a popular subject matter for me. What can I say? Coffee fuels me and inspires me.
I’ve been devoting so much time and energy to animal collages these days, that I decided to take a break and focus a little bit more on other subjects. There may be a few more still life pieces in my future. We shall see…
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…