Friday, May 21, 2010

NEW WORK


 Since I have been struggling with mosaic work, I decided to work with paint and mixed media.  I deconstructed this piece from an old collage I did that covered over a painting I did that I did not like.  Later I wished I hadn't covered over the painting....  sigh ....  so as I was trying to get down to the original painting underneath, I decided to leave part of the collage that remained and added some paint.  Not sure if this piece is finished or not, but I thought I would leave it set for a day or two, and work on a couple of other canvases.  I am having fun working with paint and collage and mixed media on canvas, so I think I will do this for now and see what happens next.

25 comments:

Mindful Musings said...

I'm having a break from mosaics, too. This collage is lovely - I love the texture.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I think the stopping and putting it aside is the key to knowing if it's done or not. This art making requires clever thinking and planning. I like the collage pieces as seen between the paint.

Outside The Lines said...

Jane...thanks for your nice comments....its interesting you are taking a break too from mosaics...

Mary Ann...Thanks for your kind comments...I so appreciate your following along with me....

mise said...

It's mysterious, and brings to mind glimpses of strangers in the rain. All the better for the unexpected collage elements.

Outside The Lines said...

Hi Mise....thank you for stopping by and for your nice comments!

lynne h said...

hi cynthia,

i really like this... it feels free and alive to me. it seems to me that collage/mixed media are tailor made for getting one through an uncertain creative time. i always feel that anything goes, so i'm off and flying before i know it! gradually i always seem to find myself back at drawing and coloring/painting, which, i think, are my favorite things...

thank you for your nice comment over at my place. : )

xo

lynne

Outside The Lines said...

Hi Lynne...thanks for visiting and for you comments. I am enjoying collage/painting and you are right it does feel freeing. I am so use to mosaics where once you do something it is permanent, but with painting/collage...you can just cover over what you don't like.... the process is so much more fluid...its a nice change

Daniel Dragomirescu said...

So interesting, so feminin.
Daniel D. Peaceman, editor of CHMagazine

La Dolce Vita said...

go where the fun is!! I really like this piece and I see it as a metaphor, the crusty paint encompassing the bodies, just wonderful!

Outside The Lines said...

Hello Daniel...Thanks for the visit and for your kind comment....how wonderful you are such a talented writer and now I can follow your your wonderful stories!

Hello Caterina...Thanks for checking out my blog and also for your nice comments...I agree with your words "go where the fun is"...yes, yes, yes...and I so enjoyed visiting your studio!

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krakenmosaics.com said...

Glad to hear you are following your heart Cynthia. I have enjoyed your mosaics and I know you'll be back eventually.

Sometimes the key to finding inspiration in one art form is to switch to another. Polymer clay is my escape from glass.

Just keep creating.

Seth said...

This is really compelling. The contrast from black to white is very striking.

Outside The Lines said...

Eve...thanks for your encouragement and that is good advice...I realized I was stuck in the "I can only work on one medium at a time" mode, so now I am realizing I can mix it up....

Seth...thanks for visiting and for your nice comments!

BeauMiddleton11淑君 said...

enjoy your artical, thank you .............................................

Outside The Lines said...

Thanks for visiting and for your nice comment Beau Middleton!

layers said...

I often cover up parts of collages and paintings and go back to them later-- and often the break of time helps-- seeing the painting with new eyes often tells me what to do next.

Outside The Lines said...

Donna....thanks so much for the advice...yes, I seem to be doing that more...just leaving a piece...but I have never tried covering up parts to get a new look...I will give that a try..

jaboopee said...

love it, full of mystery .....i thought i'd commented on this , i was just dropping by to say i loved your Gouache on Paper 11" x 14" which i see on my google reader but not here on your blog for some reason...
hope your having lots of fun.

jane said...

wow! it´s wonderful. ps i just started a mix media painting this morning... just woke up with the idea and had to start... love mornings like that:)

Outside The Lines said...

Hi Elaine...thanks for coming over to my place...I took the gouache on paper off because it was quite an old piece, and decided I wanted to post only new work here...as always I appreciate your visit!

Hi Jane....So cool to hear your morning was the start of a new creative venture...yes you are right mornings like that are the best! Thanks again for your visit, which I surely appreciate!

wit 1996 said...

I really like this collage,
this form of art, seems omega for my, i keep watching!!!
Warmest regards, Willy.

Outside The Lines said...

Thank you for your comment, "Knowledge is treasure, but practice is the key to it"...I think you are spot on!
Willy...thanks so much for checking out my place and for your kind comment....I will be following!

ArtPropelled said...

I also like this one. The glimpse of faces within the abstract is exciting.

Outside The Lines said...

Thank you Robyn...