View Full Version : Journey to Abstraction, collage

03-17-2018, 08:50 AM

Collaged acrylic painted papers plus acrylic ink, 35 cm square.

03-17-2018, 09:06 AM
I was craving donuts this morning so logged on to see this delicious treat! Fabulous and fun!

03-17-2018, 09:51 AM
Haha! Calorie free as well. Thanks Kay, maybe the title should be Donuts for breakfast. :)

03-17-2018, 09:58 AM
You are really on a roll with this collage series. Another great piece, I love every thing about this!

03-17-2018, 10:25 AM
Wow! This is beautiful

03-17-2018, 10:31 AM
i heart your colors. in this series you have a consistent feel of a strictly defined mood like a place with walls and roof but the door is wide open. the colors bring a wonderful, silent, obscure twist of... the strange? this is a compliment!

03-17-2018, 10:39 AM
Thanks Milna, glad you like it.

Ronsu18, I will quite happily accept strange as a compliment. It describes me perfectly!

03-17-2018, 05:03 PM
Thanks Jim, I missed seeing your comment earlier, sorry! I have to admit I am having a great time with this collaging malarky!

03-17-2018, 10:42 PM
Another excellent piece - the colour is beautifully balanced and unifying.

03-18-2018, 03:15 AM
I like this. Fun to look at.

Katie Black
03-18-2018, 11:36 AM
You're a natural with collages, this is great.

03-18-2018, 01:46 PM
Thank you so much for commenting, glad you like it. :)

03-18-2018, 03:08 PM
as part of a series, or as an independent piece, this collage works very well.

03-18-2018, 07:27 PM
I love your collage series. For this one, the way you repeat the circle shapes with various sizes, patterns and paper types is almost symphonic.
Colors beautiful, as always.

03-18-2018, 09:55 PM
This came together very well. I agree you are a natural at collage. I think it can be very creative and satisfying. I like your judgment it how much to add, how much to leave- looks sophisticated. You make me want to try it for myself!:cat:

03-19-2018, 02:35 AM
Thanks Rick, I am enjoying this series and will be continuing with it. I have a huge stack of painted papers to use, I sort of get carried away creating them, playschool style!

Thanks Bilateral, colour has always been a bit of a drug for me. It makes me happy.

Thanks DreamSketcher, I like to play with different formats, just now it is collage, which I have done in the past but as a small proportion of the finished piece. Apart from the creation of the papers, these are almost all collage, which is fun.

The great thing about abstracts for me is that I feel less constrained than when working in an illustrative way. Although I have only worked in an abstract way for the last decade or so, (prior to that my work was very detailed and much more realist in style) I feel that the abstract style is more natural for me, if that makes sense.

I will probably get distracted by something else next week but for now collaging is keeping me focussed. I keep seeing my little printing press tucked away in a corner, hmmm...

03-19-2018, 11:27 AM
This has a “Mardi Gras festival” collage feeling for sure…makes me very happy to view this work.

03-20-2018, 02:20 AM
Thanks Anthony, I am happy if you are!