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Two Collages Dedicated to Winter

December 6, 2010

"Winter Revisited" - Collage, 8 x 8" on 14 x 11" Rag Paper

 

"After the Harvest" - Collage, 8 x 8 on 14 x 11" Rag Paper

 

I’m a little bit sad to be closing down the garden for the year. It’s our first cold blast of the season. I should take today off since yesterday was spent dealing with all the remaining veggies that had to be pulled out.  A day off. That sounds wonderful. Meanwhile, I’ll dream of greenhouses.

These two new collages, which are dedicated to winter, were in one of my studio shots from a previous post. At the time, they had been set aside to dry and couldn’t be scanned.

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  1. December 6, 2010 12:55 pm

    Martha,

    With these new collages, I think you are on to something that is fresh and new in your work. There are times when graphics is/are good!

  2. December 6, 2010 3:01 pm

    Thanks for that feedback and encouragement, David. I do want to pursue this further and see where it leads.

  3. December 6, 2010 4:02 pm

    I really like the first one – it oozes winter at me.

    The snow snuck up on me this year, making me forget about the peas that were still on the vine in our garden. I think it’s too late for them now.

  4. December 6, 2010 4:38 pm

    Yes, I like them. They´re fresh and new. Both are balanced and have a nice combination of the green field with the red lines.

    • December 6, 2010 4:59 pm

      Eric, thanks for your comment. By now, I just depend on instinct to balance things — and still they don’t always work.

  5. December 7, 2010 1:33 am

    I love your latest collages because they have the same abstract power that I admire in your paintings. Figurative collages are something surrealistic; abstract collages are a very different world. I — personally — see the full and convincing power of your art in abstraction. Or, rather: in nonfigurative art.

    • December 7, 2010 7:59 am

      Thanks so much for that analysis, Eva. For me, the nonobjective ones are more challenging but at the same time more satisfying. It’s probably time to choose one over the other. Up to now they’ve all been very experimental. I think it was the weathered papers that helped me see the many possibilities with simple shape, color, texture, and line.

  6. December 7, 2010 7:47 am

    fantastic! I see your latest solvent pieces have made it into your work. love the red swoop.

    • December 7, 2010 9:39 am

      Thank you, Jennifer! Oh yes, I’ve amassed a big collection of the solvent papers already, to go with the weathered ones. A person could do art forever with just those.

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