Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My Latest Project

So here's what I've been doing for the last couple of days. Mary  (Joyful Ploys)  from Mystele's class posted a link to Suzi Dennis.  She's a collage artist, and I love, love her work.  I love the colors that she uses, and her subject matter, and just everything about her work.  As a matter of  fact, if you know of any other collage artists like her, tell me--they're very inspiring to me. So I decided to use one of my favorite surfaces--a cupboard door.


Fred found this and four others like this along the road in someone's trash!  Can you believe that?! They're in excellent condition too.  We're ordinarily not dumpster divers, but if given the opportunity, we'll take it.  And I decided to collage with only papers that I painted  like Suzi Dennis.  I usually like to use all kinds of papers, but I restricted it only to my hand painted papers.  I painted mostly on cardstock paper that I found at an office supply store, and textured wallpaper (which is great to paint on).



I also painted on crumpled brown paper. This is another great paper to paint on--it almost ends up looking like leather.


And here are all of the finished papers.

And here is the finished piece.


This was so much fun--I think I'll make a matching piece to it.  I have another door the same size.  It's about 13" x 15", which is a nice size.  This time it will be one of my favorite fruits--an apple.

11 comments:

Mary said...

Fantastic job!!
I love Suzi Dennis, I have one of her blessing boxes.

Mary said...

I do not see them on her website. I think she has a flickr page, gonna check it out.

They are little shadowboxes with a cross inside and scripture written around the box.

Micki said...

Wow Diane thats gorgeous!! wonderful colour choices!

Micki x

joyfulploys said...

Oh my, Diane! This is a wonderful piece of art...I love it! I am drawn to this type of collage too...painting with paper. Here is another blog of another paper painter: http://elizabethsthilairenelson.blogspot.com/
Mary

Buffy said...

OMG Diane this is Gorgeous!Thats what I like about mixed media you can take someones trash and turn into something amazing. You just got to do another one.I'll be looking! P.S thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog. They keep me going(:

schererart said...

Wow! Incredible Art. You are very creative.

Janet said...

OMG! This is gorgeous!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog 'cause now I can follow yours too.

Salone Di Petros said...

Hi Diane love your door the colors are beautiful together I also love the large door with tulips beautiful design. You have a natural talent for color and design~ looking forward to visiting and viewing your beautiful art. Thank You for sharing. Best Wishes, Sincerely, Jonny

Adrian said...

Oh, what a beautiful collage! The colors you put together are so perfect! Can't wait to see the apple!

Tara said...

I love this! Pears are one of my favourite things in art, I have no idea why! I love the apple too. Thanks for your comment on my blog :)

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Hi Diane! Thanks for following my blog! It allowed me to find YOU! I lOVE your work and the fruit, WOW! Love it so much!
I'll definitely be back :)
Darla

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