Monday, May 21, 2018

Fruit Paid

Fruit Paid

I am entering 13 pieces in a collage exhibition that is held each year in New Zealand.  Fruit Paid is one of my favorites of the series.  We can offer one piece up for sale in the exhibition and this is the one that I selected.  I will include a link to the past exhibitions on another day. 


Rebecca Nisenbaum -Art21 Adaptation

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Abnormal Field and Nature, Man

Abnormal Field

Nature, Man
These are the last two of the pieces I made in the Melinda Tidwell workshop.  I find that Abnormal Field is way too busy!  Toning it down with some paint might help.  I will do that at one point.  I have been busy making some new work to send off to New Zealand and have not gone back to work on these two pieces.  There is a suggestion to add more of the brown around "an weaver".  I might audition something.  For me, time has to pass on some works and then inspiration will come.  No need to worry about it.


Glenn Ligon: Layers of Meaning | ART21 "Exclusive"

Saturday, May 19, 2018



We were challenged to do a five minute collage.  This is what I came up with from materials I had in front of me at the time.  It is sort of a quad collage now that I look at it longer.  I don't remember being cognizant of making a decision   The four parts are connected and yet seem disparate.

The title for this piece comes from the stamp.  TVA is Tennessee Valley Authority.


Paul McCarthy: "Central Symmetrical Rotation Movement" | Art21 "Exclusive"

Friday, May 18, 2018

Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien

Again, not one of my favorites, not even when I crop it.  You win some and .....well you know. :-)


Arts.21 | Let there be light! Painter Matthias Weischer

Thursday, May 17, 2018



If I had to put a label on the type of collage this is I would say it is mostly cluster or perhaps just free form. It is not one of my favorites of the workshop week.  I put up what I call the warts and the winners both.  It just does not seem to come together as a total composition for me.

I can learn from this collage though.  Using the framing tool in Photoshop I can take sections of the collage to study.  Doing that I might just find a collage that I do like.  For instance, the study below is a section of the larger collage.  There are things about the study version that I like much better than the original.

a study


Trenton Doyle Hancock: "The Former and the Ladder or Ascension and a Cinchin'" | "Exclusive" | Art21

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Quad type collages are not easy for me.  This one took several hours over a few days to complete. Basically creating four separate collages and then having to tie them together, that is the challenge.

Samuel Price Collage Artist

Tuesday, May 15, 2018



While in the workshop with Melinda Tidwell we had access to piles and piles of ephemera that was sorted into colors.  I found the orange ephemera and immediately love the negative space it created.  Everything else was built around this piece.