Here’s the next stage in the process of the “Puppies in Jail” collage. You can get a sense of the direction I’m going in with the color scheme. The next picture I’ll post will be the finished piece.
Once I’m done with this piece I might get started on a still life series. I have a tendency of collaging anything but still life, so I might as well give it more of a go.
I hope everyone had a Happy New Year! I’m still taking a bit of a break from my intense art-making so I can continue to explore other creative areas. I’m still working on my artwork, just not as much.
Here you can see the sketch for the piece I’m currently working on. It was inspired by a couple of dogs I noticed one day when I was out for a walk in Old Town. I looked down and saw these two cute Golden Retrievers that were quietly laying down with their faces and legs poking through a fence. Looked like they were patiently (and perhaps anxiously) waiting for their owners to return home.
Here’s the sketch for my next collage in the landscape/cityscape series. Once I post the finished version of this one, there are only a couple more collages left that I created for this body of work.
In the new year, I’m hoping to take a bit of a breather, and perhaps even explore more portraiture as well as still life – since I really haven’t tackled too many still life projects.
I enjoy collaging townhouses because I usually get to incorporate lots of color in the compositions. Here’s the sketch I did for yet another row of houses, or rather a row of shops. This was inspired by a stroll down King Street in Old Town Alexandria.
Here’s a progress picture of my collage of the National Museum of the American Indian in DC. It’s one of my favorite buildings in the area. The architecture is pretty unique and really stands out when compared to all the typical museum buildings – which usually involve pillars, straight lines, and a lot of gray. I’ll post the completed image next.
Here’s the sketch for my next cityscape collage. DC has a lot of colorful townhouses scattered throughout the city, and this piece is inspired by photos that I’ve taken of some of those buildings. I’ll post the completed collage next.
I haven’t had a chance to take many progress pictures of the series I’m currently working on – however, I managed to remember to take a picture of this one. The Botanic Garden in D.C. has some interesting architecture, and has a beautiful glass sculpture out front that was inspired by plant life. I took a few pictures of the sculpture with the Botanic Garden building in the background, and eventually sketched out this composition. I had a lot of fun working on this piece – I liked working with red and using a bit of yellow for the building. I’ll post the finished collage next.
Lately I haven’t been taking many progress pictures of my work. Here you can see a bit of the sketch that’s underneath the glued paper. And you can also get a sense of the color blocking that was done with this one as I first started working on it. The next image I’ll post will be the completed version of this one.
I’ve been taking lots of pictures in the DC area that will most likely be used as references for the remainder of the series. My goal is twenty new pieces – I’m about a third of the way done with the series thus far.
Here’s the sketch for my parrot collage. This is based off of a few pictures I took of the Scarlet Macaw at San Diego zoo. I was able to get pretty close to the bird – and boy can they squawk loudly!
This is another piece inspired by the National Zoo. Recently I made a trek to San Diego and had a chance to take plenty of snapshots of the zoo over there. So in the future, you’ll see some artwork inspired by that visit.
I’ll post an image of the completed lemur collage next. This is actually one of my favorite pieces from my recent animal series. There’s just something about this little guy’s face that really drew me in. I also had a lot of fun working with the color scheme. Plus, lemurs are pretty intriguing creatures.
Anyway, I’m off to do some late night collaging…