Friday, May 29, 2015

Collage it baby!

I have collaging on my brain these days as I decided to re-make a canvas. I had painted it, but it just didn't click with me, even though I "lived with it" for several months...9 months to be exact. Artists have discussions about re-doing their work, I am one that has no problem with that.

The 2 parts I loved and knew I wouldn't change were the owl and the eyes peeping out of the hole in the tree. I really liked the papered owl and decided I needed to emphasize that more.

So I begin collaging the entire canvas...

Here is a side by side comparison...personally I really like how it turned out, what do you think? Would you have kept it like it was originally or do you think it was worth the makeover?



And every collage doesn't have to be this complicated, I did a I created a tongue in cheek Garden Hours art journal page today to express how scattered I feel right now over on the Helmar DT blog today. Check it out, whooooo knows, you might want to do something like this too!

7 comments:

Miriam Hughes said...

I love the collage look a billion times more! It is dramatic and you know me, I love details! Great painting.

kmd said...

I love the redo! I have a glue question. I do scrapbooking and use double sided tape mostly. I've tried different 'runners' but have not been happy about them yet. Do you have any suggestions for tape that won't quit sticking? Thanks! and keep posting garden and bird pics - LOVE!!

Donna Lueders said...

I LOVE it. I like both actually. I think I would have kept the original and done another like you did with the collage, but that is just me. I actually just LOVE this!!!!!

wwilloww said...

Definitely it's the redo for me. I think it's gorgeous and totally evokes an owl in its element, nighttime!!!

Carole Z said...

Wow', I really like the original, but your canvas rework is stunning, really dramatic, love it! Hugs Carole Z xx

MisS MiKO said...

Loving the redo as well.. To me still demonstrates growth as an artist.. looks awesome!!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi there Sandee! I like the collaged one better. Good call. I hope you are doing well. I'm having a total knee replacement June 8... Haven't been blogging much at all. Hugs Kay