I created this exotic colorful COLLAGE?PAINTING filled with watermelons, musical notes, wood, palm trees, green Swarovsky crystals and lots of different gold tones, as a "WINTER ESCAPE with Tempting Colors of the Tropics"
There are repetitions of
colors and shapes
. I like how everything is arranged
in triangles to continue the shape of
the slices of melon.
Circles portrait the musical notes, which you will find back in most of my art work. Keys represent the circles in the musical notes/-keys as well as all postmarks do.
The pinkish red color (left) is coming back in the watermelons.
"The watermelon as symbol
The watermelon slice is striking and unmistakable in appearance. Art related to the Mexican holiday "Dia de los Muortos" ("Day of the Dead", October 31 - November 2) commonly depicts watermelons being eaten by the dead or shown in close conjunction with the dead. This theme appears regularly on ceramics and in other art from the holiday. Watermelons are a frequent subject in Mexican still life art." Reference, Wikipedia.
The CCArts called for entries for their judged exhibit in any media to support the theme:
"Winter Escape -Tempting colors of the Tropics."
I've sent in this collage.
(Show dates February 2-23, 2007)
Canvas board 28"x22" (71X56 cm) glued on archival quality stretched canvas to give it the 3 dimensional look.
7/8" staple-free edges.
Hangs with or without a frame.
(78x101.5 cm) _________________________________
van Dijk 2006©
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