Seasons Series: Winter Coffee

Winter Coffee by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Winter Coffee.” Coated paper on mat board. 7″x5″
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I’m taking a night class in graphic design and for our next class, our assignment is to create four images that reflect the four seasons based on color scheme and/or subject matter. I decided to do coffee and tea for my series. We have to use color packets of coated paper for the project, so I’m in my comfort zone since the project involves collaging, however, I’m not accustomed to using plain paper. This piece is the first one I completed in the series–the cool colors and the steam represent the coldness of winter.

Pumpkin

Pumpkin by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Pumpkin.” Collage on paper. 9″x12″
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I’ve been quite busy these days. I’m working on the paper work for a jurying process for the possibility of having a solo exhibition as well as getting last minute things squared away for Art on the Avenue. Hopefully I can start working on artwork like crazy in a couple of weeks.

Pink Flowers

Pink Flowers by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Pink Flowers.” Collage on paper. 9″x12″
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I saw these funny looking flowers in the butterfly garden on the mall in Washington, D.C., and I thought I’d do a collage of them. For my next piece, I think I’ll create another animal collage.

Cone Flower

Cone Flower by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Cone Flower.” Collage on paper. 9″x12″
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I just finished this mini-flower collage. I’m working on a bunch of projects all at once, so hopefully I’ll have something completed by tomorrow–but if not, you’ll know what I’ll be doing–busy collaging. Today I also got started on making sketches for a commissioned piece of a dog, and a couple of days ago I got started on another fairly large portrait.

Daffodils and Green Coffee Cup

Daffodils by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Daffodils.” Collage on paper. 12″x16″
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Here are the last two collages I’ve completed. I’ve just begun another dachshund collage. I think I’ll try to make another dachshund collage where the dog is an abnormal color.

I also recently joined the Art League and renewed my membership with the Del Ray Artisans. The Del Ray Artisans are about to have another juried exhibition, this one will be called “The Enduring Nude.” I think I’ll frame a sketch I did during one of my life drawing classes with them and enter it.

Green Coffee Cup by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Green Coffee Cup.” Collage on paper. 16″x12″
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Red Coffee Cup Collage

Red Coffee Cup by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Red Coffee Cup.” Collage on paper. 16″x12″
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I’ve decided to work on a coffee cup series as well as I get prepared for Art on the Avenue (in hopes that I’ll get into it). This is the first one I’ve completed and I’m currently working on another one.

Swan and Flower Collages

Here’s an update on the collages I’ve been creating this summer. I’m about to begin a coffee cup series as well, and once I finish the first piece I’ll post that as well.

Green Swan by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Swan Series – Green.” Collage on paper. 9″x12″
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Orange Swan by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Swan Series – Orange.” Collage on paper. 9″x12″
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Pastel Sawn by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Swan Series – Pastel.” Collage on paper. 9″x12″
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Purple Pansy by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Purple Pansy.” Collage on paper. 9″x12″
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Blue Pansy by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Blue Pansy.” Collage on paper. 9″x12″
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Warm Color Pansy by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Warm Color Pansy.” Collage on paper. 9″x12″
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Sunflower by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Sunflower.” Collage on paper. 12″x9″
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