Friday, February 22, 2013


(unavailable.....4" x 6".....Mixed Media on 140 lb HP.....mounted on Masonite)

"Joy ripples through the peaceful heart." The predominance of red and the violet ripples created by the pouring medium prompted this quote. I have found it to be true that when I am peaceful, there is joy.

This is a 4" x 6" mixed media piece with the base support created with Liquitex Pouring Medium and Fluid Acrylics on a 140 lb. HP support. In previous postings I placed the text pages in the center, creating a vignette. This time, I decided to touch two edges with the shape of the collage elements. There is much that can be accomplished when thinking in shapes. Going one step further and making sure the space is divided in a pleasing way by allowing the shape to touch at least two or more edges of the design space is another option and a bit more dynamic than placing the shape in the center. 

There is a lot of layers of text pages and rice paper, along with deconstructed elements, to create a raised and complex shape with lots of layers. The slight marbling in the pouring medium is also a good pairing with this type of collage. So if you're inclined to rummage around antique stores and look for old books, this might be a project to consider. And there you have it...just a few more things to think about.

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