Collage Art for your Collection



#120318-A, "Risky " 6 x 12 piece of collage art on wood panel, ready to hang on your wall or makes a perfect gift.

Materials Used: Wood panel, gloss medium, gesso and acrylic painted grocery bags, painted drawing paper, image transfers, carpet tacks, black book thread, acrylic glazing, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: In discussion today with my artist way class, the subject of risk and accomplishments came up along with a few other topics, like fear and what’s the payoff when one stays a victim? A great story was told about Mrs. Cicero, which…was a great reminder to keep moving in your life and forward at that…much like a shark does or it dies.  I also saw a picture of Richard Diebenkorns work on social media and just had to share that influence in my work today. 


SOLD




#112618-A, "Winter Season Begins" 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat ready to pop
into a 12 x 12 frame.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, deli paper with gloss medium resist and acrylic paints, white gift bag with gesso resist, shadowing with acrylics glazing, stitching with black threads and lines drawn with graphite pencil, all sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: A few days past Thanksgiving and we had a big wet snowstorm, the kind of snow that is like a slushy drink.  Some areas it was different and there was more snow.  The winds where blowing so hard our maple trees did a big shedding on the roof and around the back yard.  This is my abstract way I’ve felt the whole experience. 



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#111918-A, "Celebration with Spirit " 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat to the final size of 12 x 12 ready for you to slide into a nice 12 x 12 frame.  

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, feather image transfers, painted drawing paper, Graphite crayon, glazing medium, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Feathers have always been a spiritual attraction to my soul. I had played around with my gel plate and printed on the real feathers.  Then I went further and took a picture of it and brought to my computer and from that point I was able to print them any size and use them for an image transfer.  So the process of the Tack Down Tuesdays is to expand and explore ideas, which this week I celebrate with a larger spirit in my life and with my family in gratitude for warmth, food and connections. May you all celebrate the larger parts of life. 



$75.00 plus tax and s/h





#111218-A, "With the Light " 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat to the final size of 12 x 12 ready for you to slide into a nice 12 x 12 frame.  

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, Gloss Medium, Acrylics, painted drawing paper, misc. collage papers. acrylics, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: This piece of collage work was started in my one class and finally finished up.  When working like this with more painterly back ground I like to work spontaneous and it’s hard to go back into the work another day. But I had enough of it finished all I need to do was add small pieces of paper and seal it up.
Using old book pages sometime will aid in the title of the work. 


Prints, journal, pillows and much more available of this artwork 

Original Art for sale $75.00 plus tax and s/h 







#102918-A, "Cattails in the Bag" 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat to the final size of 12 x 12 ready for you to slide into a nice 12 x 12 frame.  

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, altered magazine page with citra solv, brown gift bag with dots, white glazing and brown shadowing, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I went digging through my paper bin and grab the first things I was attracted to. Happened to be the brown bag with the dots and the magazine page that was altered with citra solv.  I do enjoy the folds of the paper bag and the effect of the citra solv on the magazines. Then put the totally different papers together and this is what you have. I must admit that just did it with no thought but to see if I could. I colored in the dots with the wax crayons which brought me back to my childhood…good memories of coloring. And the citra solv paper with the gestural acrylic effect remind me of the cattails across the street from my house. The will be doing a burn soon as part of season maintenance. 


Headed to Pack the Pantry Project... Here






Collage sketch, Dance of Energy, made with magazine papers and glue stick 

 Jumbled Communication


Jumbled Communication,
12 x 12
Mat and Framed, 

#102218-A, "Jumbled Communications” 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat with black frame to final size 12 x 12

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, painted engineer plans, painted drawing paper, magazine pages, font from magazine, glazing medium, acrylics, wax pastel crayons, graphite crayon, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I had a ton of things to do today, so I ended up creating the Tack Down Tuesday early Monday morning instead of Monday afternoon. (saved that time for yard work and being in the sun, beautiful fall day) I used a collage sketch as a reference, which it was the blue that I was attracted to and looking through my box of coated papers I had just the right color blue for it.  I do love the words cut up and placed in a cluster.  Some thing about that color blue that captivates me. And our communication skills these days…all jumbled up, nothing sound clean and clear any more. 




$265.00 plus tax, S/H 







#101518-A, "In the Moment" 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat to the final size of 12 x 12 ready for you to slide into a nice 12 x 12 frame.  

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, scrap papers from my collage bin, Graphite crayon, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Something I read in Finding Water by Julia Cameron today in Class, in order for us to go forward, we must live in the now.  I took my big graphite crayon and let it rip on the white surface and kept my mind in the present moment, raw, messy and real.  



Original Artwork 
$75.00 plus tax and s/h 





Venus Retrograde 

12 x 12, 2" mat all sides, and a black frame. 

#100818-A, "Venus Retrograde 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat to the final size of 12 x 12 In a Black Frame   

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, painted drawing paper, gesso and acrylic brown paper bag with mixed media, and stamping, glazing and shadowing, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Got my weekly planet updated and found out that the planet in Venus is in Retrograde. That has to do with our hearts and relationships around that.  There’s more but you’re suppose to bring flowers into your house this week…This explains the flower power I’ve been feeling. So bring some cut flowers in or buy yourselves some bright colored Mum’s.


Fine Art America for Prints of this piece HERE  


$265.00 tax plus s/h








#092618-A, "Open Roads" 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat to the final size of 12 x 12 ready for you to slide into a nice 12 x 12 frame.  

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, Gloss medium, acrylics, Gesso and acrylic Kraft paper, painted drawing paper, China white pencil, China Black pencil, brayer rolling and gestural marks, wax crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Reflection on the road trip just recently to Nebraska and what I saw…Road ways, most black, fields of corn, and soybeans, rail road tracks and trains, beautiful blue skies, and green pasture.  Using some of the papers I demo and made while I was there the color of Blue Violet seem to makes itself present these days…some thing about that color. 

SOLD







#091818-A, "Hands On" 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat to the final size of 12 x 12 ready for you to slide into a nice 12 x 12 frame.  

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, Gloss medium, acrylics, Gesso and painted Brown Bag, painted drawing paper, Glazing, pastel pencil, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I’m in Aurora Nebraska presenting a 5-day workshop. Peoples from all over have come to this event that happens once a year. They here have created a very warm fun-loving atmosphere for us all to create in.  I could express it better then with the warmth of yellow and the hands on that we are all gather and growing from with the art lessons and techniques. Friendships are being made…it’s just so cool.  

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$75.00 plus Tax and S/H








#091018-A, "The Survivors,”8 x 8 artwork finished piece with mat and backing 12 x 12

Materials Used: 140lb. watercolor paper, Gloss medium, tack iron, gesso textured brown lunch bags, stained tissue paper, old book pages, resist National Geographic magazine papers, painted drawing paper, gesture marks, glazing medium sealed with a UV satin Varnish.

Meaning behind the art: I wasn’t going to create a piece for this week…lots going on. Then I found myself with nothing to do in the afternoon. I thought why not? Go make a piece, got ambitious and start larger 14 x 14 and pulled out papers and had a great time in the flow of it all. When it was finished I knew it was not a piece for sale. It was a piece to explore and experiment with.  It will set on the side for how long I don’t know.   I then remember the two piece I made when I was in Paducah KY…I like the one with the words, The Survivors, on it and I felt that it was more fitting to launch out today.  Being it been 17 years since 9-11. 

Tuesday Tidbits News

$75.00 plus tax and S/H





# 090318-A, "Yellow/Orange Intensity", 8 x 8 collage artwork finished piece with 2” mat all sides, final 12 x 12 ready for a frame of your choice.

Materials Used: 140lb. watercolor paper, gloss medium, Citra Solv sales ad paper from Art Van, painted drawing paper with acrylics, black wax crayon, stamped image, with a final coat of UV Satin Varnish.

Meaning behind the art: I want to say hurry up Fall…but then it seems to last a moment. So, I am thinking about an artist’s date soon in the woods close to my house where a huge Maple Grove is.  When you walk down the path it is so intense with color is almost spiritual scary. A favorite color combo of mine to see and be around is the Gray sky and the color of the leaves, yellow and orange. The cycle continues as we connect the dots with the season upon us. 

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Lean In 
Collage on wood panel
12 x 12 

This collage up for grabs, A demo done at Ephemera Paducah KY, 

$185.00 plus tax and s/h








#082018-A, "Healing with Gratitude " 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper with 2” mat on all sides ready to pop in a frame.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, painted drawing paper, painted engineer plans, studio table painted paper, stamping with handmade stamps, acrylics, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Let’s say been through some stuff lately and hang strong on most days.  The family has been focusing on the small moments of gratitude and a simpler life.  I woke up this morning and just wanted to say “Thank You to the Universes and a Greater presence in our lives. 

$75.00 plus tax and s/h 






#081318-A, "Tree of Lights" 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper with 2” white mat, ready to pop into a frame of your choice.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, painted drawing paper, Citra Solv on big advertainment magazine, small stamping graphite pencil and acrylics glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.


Meaning behind the art: The colors of brown and blue are always comforting to me. And today felt like a day to be comforted and a day to come into oneself. The image of the tree though distorted spoke to me.  And I decided to use on that one piece of paper.  The faint color blue was present, so I pulled it out more with acrylic paints and painted drawing paper I had made for past collage works.


$75.00 plus tax and s/h











4 comments:

  1. I absolutely love both of these Laura. Your passion really shows in your art. Well done!

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  2. Hi Laura,
    I am interested in purchasing "Open Roads", but when I press purchase it sends me to a different page than the rest of paintings.
    Susan Hart

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