Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Boy Dance "Stag"

Boy Dance "Stag"
I don't remember where I found this image.  All I can say is that I really like how it turned out after using iColorama.  I had to remove the background and after about ten steps I created the "shadow" images.


Pedro Reyes & Carla Fernández: Hecho en México | Art21 "Exclusive"

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Boys

The Boys
In playing around with iColorama on this piece I particularly like how the background came out.  There are also some striations that I like over the automobile.  It was not intentional but there is a bit of a green aura around the heads of the men and I like that, too.


Nick Cave: Thick Skin | Art21 "Exclusive"


Monday, February 26, 2018

The Plaza

The Plaza
I hope you are not getting tire of my playing around with iColorama because I am definitely not.  This past weekend I demonstrated the application to several people at an art retreat I attended and they were sold on it.

Speaking of the art retreat, I was really busy and almost completed about 35 new pieces.  I just have some finish work to do on them.  So new works coming very soon.  Today and tomorrow I am teaching and I have to get the Collage Society acceptance/nonacceptance letters out for our next show.  Then I can finish up several of my new works.


Laleh Khorramian's Epic Animations | ART21 "New York Close Up"

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Building Poster

Building Poster

You have seen these women previously.  This time they are framed on a cardboard image of a building.....as if they are a building poster.


Nancy Spero: Collaboration | ART21 "Exclusive"

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Self Portrait

Self Portrait
This was easy to create in iColorama.  There is a tab called Rebound.  You add a photo into iColorama, click on Rebound, and the image disappears.  It reappears as you rub the screen of your smart phone or iPad.  The reappearance image has a watercolor appearance.  Flecks of white remain.  I am working on a self portrait image for my next ATC for my international group. Not sure if this is the one though.


Arlene Shechet: Pentimento in Paper | ART21 "Exclusive"

Friday, February 23, 2018

Shy Young Woman

Shy Young Woman

I really like how this turned out.  It is a mix of two images.....one, a tiled wall surface and two, an Australian vintage mug shot.  Again, I used iColorama magic.


David Brooks Hits the Pavement | Art21 "New York Close Up"

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Desert Tiger

Desert Tiger
More iColorama fun!  This time two photos were combined, cropped, and filtered, along with several other steps.  Just learning the application.


Ellen Gallagher: Cutting | "Exclusive" | Art21

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Street Art 01

Street Art 01
You have seen the images previously but this time I added them to another photo.  Still loving working with iColorama.


Kerry James Marshall at Prospect.3 | ART21 "Artist to Artist"

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Baseball Boys

Baseball Boys

I had thought about calling this Sheep on the Field and then decided Baseball Boys was enough.  Titling works comes fairly easy for me.  Baseball Boys is my third entry for the Spring Show.


Yinka Shonibare MBE: Black Artists | "Exclusive" | Art21


Monday, February 19, 2018

Sumo II

Sumo II
Sumo II is my second entry for the collage show.  Someone asked me if I was using pieces that I had already created or was I making new pieces for the show.  I had entertained using what I already had but then decided to create new pieces as the already completed ones were double sided.  The substrate for all three pieces is muslin.  I will float the works on watercolor paper before framing if any are accepted into the show.


Lucas Blalock's Digital Toolkit | ART21 "New York Close Up"

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sumo I

Sumo I 

Sumo I is the first of three works that I am submitting to the NW Collage Society Show to be held at the Rosehill Center in Mukilteo, Washington.  I have used the sumo figure in a previous work.  The show will run from Easter Monday through the end of June.  It is a juried show so I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will be accepted.


Tim Hawkinson: Family Resemblance | "Exclusive" | Art21

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Three Women with Sunglasses

Three Women with Sunglasses (original)

Three Women with Sunglasses
I love how the image distorted.  It also has a painterly look. Oh how I love iColorama!


Liz Magor: Everyone Should Have a Studio | Art21 "Exclusive"

Friday, February 16, 2018


While watching an online video for a class I am taking I decided to do a quick collage with ephemera on my desk.  Usually when collaging I use matte medium but I only had a glue stick this time and went ahead.  Alice is the result.  You might notice that the chop mark is different than my usual one.  I lost my chop mark for a few days and just found it in that "safe" place that I was suppose to remember and did not!  Does that ever happen to you? 


Barry McGee: Tagging | "Exclusive" | Art21

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Late Monkey and King Alaska

I am taking an online class....Inspired By Lives And Letters taught by Lendon Noe.  It is a paper manipulation workshop.  Our first task was to create some paper folded envelopes.  I decided to put two collages inside my envelope.  I used paste papers for the envelope and sealed it with string and wax.

The Late Monkey 
King Alaska

Packaging for Collages


Rashid Johnson Keeps His Cool | ART21 "New York Close Up"

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Inmate 01 and 02

Inmate 01

Inmate 02

The woman was an Australian inmate.  I did some magic using iColorama.


Allan McCollum: "Shapes Copper Cookie Cutters" | Art21 "Exclusive"

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Big Head People

I love especially am pleased with how the background changed from the original.


Ann Hamilton: "the event of a thread" | Art21 "Exclusive"

Monday, February 12, 2018

Slinky Haired Woman

Another two-fer day since I missed Sunday.

Slinky Haired Woman
More background changes and sepia mask over the woman.  All the images that I have found for this series are ones that I found on Pinterest and are vintage.


Tala Madani: Sketchbooks | Art21 "Extended Play"


I especially like how this one turned out.  Masking the gentleman, Brady, and adding a different background and a sepia look to the figure works for me.

Daniel Gordon, a second look.....I love the ephemera on the floor that he sweeps with a broom!

Daniel Gordon Gets Physical | "New York Close Up" | Art21

Saturday, February 10, 2018


I had planned on doing more with the altered image but never got around to it.  I do like being able to change backgrounds.



Louise Despont Draws Deep | ART21 "New York

Close Up"

Friday, February 9, 2018

Caught in Mid Air

Caught in Mid Air
I am fascinated by the original image.  To catch a split second in mid air is genius to me.  I wanted to crop this image and to change up the background.  I wanted to catch the glance of the woman.  She must have known she was being photographed.  Maybe it was a set up.  For some reason I doubt it though.


Jamian Juliano-Villani Gets to Work | Art21 "New York Close Up"

More iColorama work.....

I love these big heads and all of the techniques used to create a more painterly effect.  I especially like how the buildings in the background change.


Ann Hamilton: "the event of a thread" | Art21 "Exclusive"