Thursday, June 10, 2010

"Up Close and Personal" aspen collage © Saundra Lane Galloway

"Up Close and Personal"
6x12" 1 3/4" cradled MDF acrylic and acid free paper collage

After MUCH reorganizing and putting away of workshop materials yesterday I was thrilled to get back to my easel today.  I finished my traditional collage demo piece and am really happy with it...always a plus!!  I am ESPECIALLY loving these new thicker cradles I'm making for my collage work.  This cradle is 1 3/4" deep poplar.  Not only is it fun to use my new saw, but I'm liking the more contemporary look of the finished piece...

I usually stain the sides, and it looks ok, but this one I'm not sure...I'm thinking it needs to be painted...a white wash thing...still deciding cuz it would look different than my other deep cradles...not sure...any thoughts?  I promise to consider them all...and then decide on my own...tee hee!

Off to make a cradle for my wax collage demo from the workshop...FUN...

HAPPY CREATING!!

6 comments:

Watercolorist said...

This is such a fresh looking piece. Really nice composition and the collage works really well. I think the sides should be a dark green.
Jean

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thanks for your input Jean!!

AutumnLeaves said...

I LOVE the idea of a white wash...It will make those aspen trunks even more powerful. A beautiful piece, Saundra. What size was this?

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Let's do this again Miss Autumn Leaves! Blogger isn't playing nice today...I like the idea of white wash...BUT, Jean's suggestion of green may keep the contrast high...HOWEVER...IF I move from the stained sides will it detract from the whole body of work where, so far they are stained...hmmm...food for thought...:) In the end I'm sure I'll do what is best for each piece...but I'm still wondering...

Gary Keimig said...

I really like this one. Great jhob. Very Colorado.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thanks Gary...It came from my neighbors front yard right here in COLORADO!! :)

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