Friday, January 27, 2012

Sailing Collage Art & Paint Party Friday

Below are the two pieces of art that I created for my daughter's apartment. I had wanted to try collage on a larger scale, so these two are 16x20 each, designed to hang side by side.

These are the final versions of the two pieces I made. Below I will show the intermediate steps. I used maps and music pages for the original collage, then added handmade paper, text pages and gesso.  Over top of all that, I painted with fluid acrylics. The sailboat and lighthouse were sketched and painted onto watercolor paper and then added with heavy gel medium.

It was a lot of fun and I will definitely do this sort of thing again. It was exciting to try a larger scale piece after working so long in books.

I am linking up with Paint Party Friday for the first time. I'm off to work today, but I'll be visiting the party later today. Stop over there and check out what everyone is up to.


Carolyn Dube said...

So glad you linked up to PPF! Love the collages and appreciate you showing the steps!!!

Renee! said...

Hello from another PPF artist...
I love your work!
Just followed your blog and would love it if you'd follow mine too!

Netty said...

Am sure your daughter loves your great collages and thank you for sharing the process. Look forward to seeing more of these. Happy PPF, x

Ginny said...

I loved your collages and so appreciated your sharing the steps. I am sure that you have one happy daughter. I think you will PPF to be lots of fun.

Ayala Art said...

awesome! The little house is adorable, and I love the puffy clouds

Nora CG said...

Hermosos! Just beautiful!! and thank you for sharing all the steps. Have a great weekend!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Your daughter must be thrilled to have these and it is great to see the steps as well... have a great painting week and happy ppf

carlarey said...

It's amazing to see all the steps involved in creating these. It must have taken days and days. Do you have other projects going at the same time or just stick to one all the way through?

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful textures!
Bet your daughter loves them! :)

Happy PPF!!
Mixed-Media Map Art

EVA said...

Welcome to Paint Party Friday, Tricia, it's great to have you join us!

Your paintings are charming! I bet your daughter will love them... I assume she loves the sea?

Phoenix Peacock said...

what a lovely set... and I enjoy seeing them at each step

SHERI C said...

These are WONDERFUL!!!!!
Welcome to PPF!
Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Tricia, I think your collages have a certain charm, and you definitely should make some more! My dad loves to sail.
It's very unusual to find a latin teacher! My son is learning latin in his school!
Hope to see you again in PPF with your wonderful collages! Patsy from

Carol L McKenna said...

Dazzling collages! Lucky daughter ~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

Julie said...

I really like what you created here, so charming!

Anne said...

So cute. I love these.

Happy PPF!

Whimsical Folk Art Blog said...

I really love the look of your art...very uniqueyour blog is nice too :)

Carola Bartz said...

I like your two pieces a lot - they remind me a lot of a trip to the East Coast I did some years ago. Thank you for sharing your process; I'm always interested how others create their art.

Beadwright said...

Ohhh great art. I love how you put everything together. Very nice

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