New Collage – “Coastal”
This is a new collage using mostly hand painted papers. The small piece with text in the upper left is a piece of newspaper with metallic copper paint. The vertical green piece was weathered outside and is part of a printed list of paper samples included in a little sample book that I had. I think these words were inspired by beach names. The little black, white and red square on the right is a piece cut from my art table cover. The sienna and white piece covering the lower portion of the collage is newsprint that had been used to clean several different brayers.
My favorite paper in this piece comprises the background, which is actually a monoprint of sorts. I used a piece of newsprint to blot the entire surface of an 8×8″ panel that had a coat of thin, wet black paint. Since the paint underneath the black was textural and dried, the print ended up being a very sharp image of the panel’s texture. I’ve been saving this black monoprinted piece for a long time and finally had to make myself use it.