Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Keeper

The Keeper
This is the fourth montage in a group of six completed last weekend.  Creating compositions using disparate ephemera takes some time.  I agonized over each of the montages.  It was such a different process from the 5 minute collages.  With those you don't have time to worry or to try too many things out.  The sky for this piece is a page from National Geographic that has had CitraSol painted on it.

I especially loved the cracked dried mud that I found.  I had to piece two  pieces together to get the mud just right.  Thanks to the elephant for covering the seam.  I like the way the gentleman leads my eye off the page to complete the collage.  The dots help to move the eye to the right as well. 

4 comments:

Connie Rose said...

Love the idea of selectively painting with CitraSolv, instead of soaking the pages with it, which is a totally messy and smelly process.

Catherine R said...

Life is full of surprises: yesterday I saw a bronze by Eduardo Paolozzi of a frog with four straight legs and today you show me an elephant pretending to be a frog!! Hang in there, John - you are working so hard!

irene said...

i can just picture your room, if it's anything like mine when i am in the heat of creation. as if a giant fan went off, papers helter skelter. looks like you are having fun. good thing for the elephant camouflage. there is so much depth i feel as if i can jump into the lake.

apaperbear said...

This one is so wonderful John. So much depth and the elephant is just wonderful!