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Fun With the Gelli Plate

August 6, 2015

This week I decided it was time to create some new collage papers, with the gelli plate as part of my plan. It was a fun morning in the studio, and some interesting collages resulted.

New Collages 8_04_15

In between collage sessions, I always try to do some work on the panels that I’m getting ready for the gallery. I will add some paint strokes or texture and then they have to dry between coats, giving me time to work on collage.

Waiting is the hardest part of painting. I still tend to want instant gratification, which is possible with collage. Combining the two activities is a good way of working.

Here is one of the finished paintings.

Haiku 113 - Acrylic on cradled panel, 8x8x2 inches

Haiku 113 – Acrylic on cradled panel, 8x8x2 inches

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. jacquiharrisart permalink
    August 6, 2015 9:41 am

    love the textures on the collage papers

  2. August 6, 2015 3:53 pm

    Really love this last piece, always enjoy seeing what you are working on!

  3. Patricia permalink
    August 8, 2015 9:40 am

    The Haiku is a beautiful, pensive, work of art.

  4. patqu permalink
    August 8, 2015 9:41 am

    Every one of your art pieces is a winner.

  5. August 10, 2015 9:14 pm

    I love that last plate especially too! I’ve been experimenting with the roller straight on my art journal and the canvas, which has also been fun. Thanks for he inspiration!

    • August 11, 2015 5:11 am

      Thanks, Amy. I love the beautiful effects from a brayer or a roller. I have done the same thing at times — just applied it straight to the canvas with fun results.

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