Monday, February 9, 2009

I don't see any clowns!

I've been so busy, mostly with work unfortunately, but I have managed to squeeze in some time to paint and glue. I've been working on collages with lots of color layered with gesso and scraps of paper, then layered up again.

I always lean to flatness - does that even make sense? What I mean is that I like my collages to look more three dimensional but in fact be flat.

This I've taken to calling this Arbutus Moon.

I used a similar technique on this piece titled, 'Why do I have a need to do a circus theme piece when I don't even like clowns?!"

It's a bit creepy and swirly and dreamlike, and I don't particularly like it. It had to come out for some reason in all it's jangle and disconnection.

So there you have it... some sort of weird peek into my subconscious - from pretty birds to menacing clowns. Welcome.


CricketsNumberOneFan said...

Do you use acrylic gesso? How do you apply -- with brush or sponge?

carolsue said...

I so want to see this in person. I love its dreamlike quality...sort of makes you nauseous if you stare at it too long, much like a real circus!

bwichmann said...

I love the bird collage. You are really getting the layered element down pat. It looks about 5 layers deep!

Cricket said...

Yep, acrylic gesso with a brush. Then I wipe it off and add more layers of color or gesso or paper.