Friday, May 18, 2012

correos


"Kingston" "Correo" and "Golden Gate"
"Correo" (4" x 4") and "Kingston" (10" x 8") collage on panel

I grew up in Seattle and spent a lot of time traveling up and down the Oregon and California coasts with friends before (and after) moving to New England. I haven't been out west in like... wow, years. Sometimes I flip through albums from my most recent trips out to west when I'm feeling especially homesick or wanderlusty... I've made Boston my home right now but the breezy, rocky + laid back west coast will always be my home.

Anyway after sifting through sweet memories last night I picked a few and paired them with vintage San Francisco-bound envelopes (my current favorite medium to paint on) to create a couple vintage polaroid-y collages. I am really digging the techniques I've taught myself over the last year... I finally feel like a uniquely "me" painting style is coming together and I can execute the kinds of artwork that I have in my head.

These two pieces and a couple more will be available in my shop on Wednesday... "Kingston" will be made into a print as well. Fun!

9 comments:

  1. Both are lovely but I especially like the smaller one - like it's inviting you to go through that gate. I love your posts!

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  2. Very awesome, as usual. Love the color combos in these! Love to see a video (or photo tutorial) of your techniques sometime!

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    1. I've been meaning to do one of those for a while but they take a lot of work to film and edit. Hopefully someday!

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  3. So lovely...I adore your color palette.

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  4. Mae I love your style! I have one question- and I don't necessarily want you to reveal your secret but how exactly do you do most of these? Do you transfer images? Or just collage them upon a canvas? I have been getting into mix media art and I'm trying to play around with methods. How do you get your photos to appear so clear on your canvas? Because my transfers never turn out that way!!

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    1. Sorry, I have to keep some secrets ;)

      My transfer/collage techniques have come from years of experimenting and playing around... I'd advise you to just play with different materials, watch YouTube art demonstrations and check out some mixed media books to see which techniques work the best for you! :)

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    2. No I totally understand! :) Thank you for the directional advice though! I never really thought of those! :) Any books of the top of your head to get a good start?

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