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Monday, March 14, 2011

Let Her Be Loyal

Not as easy as it looks!  Whew, Donna Vines has been working on several methods of collage and offered to share a few tips with our painting group one day.  We were to bring a canvas and old magazines or interesting papers and she brought the apples and the medium.  It was a ton of fun but when I stepped back the first morning I had lots of color and no definition of anything!  And I had thought all week about it being Eve's apple, not just any apple and yet nothing was coming forth as a clear object.  So back to the canvas....three more sessions (and many, many layers of paper) I decided to call it done.  The title "Let her be loyal" comes from a saying on one of the leaves near the stem.  I have a huge new appreciation for those artists who work exclusively in collage now...it is not as easy as it first seems.

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