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***This collage/painting is juried into the show of
the CCAA's Art Gallery exhibit "Color: Bold/Subtle"
running from Sept.8th - Oct.5th 2007


"a relationship in which two or more things are mutual complementary, or is caused by another."

After a little break I'm working hard to get some more new pieces finished for my (first) solo show @the University of Delaware's Library in Wilmington in September.


Some INFO about this Collage/Painting:
Good exterior grade plywood or birch plywood provides an excellent painting support.
I choose for the very smooth surface quality plywood because of its resistance to cracking, shrinkage, twisting/warping, and its general high degree of strength. Furthermore I could decide on the exact size.

I love to work on wood to get the desired visual effect of the grain of the material.
It is a lot of work to prepare though, to avoid warping, etc.
I sealed the front and back with a premium wall primer and sealer. I didn't sand it to keep the grain.
Then I reinforced a backing frame glued to the primed back.

I used newspaper for all the geometric shapes. Some of the pieces I didn't paint and to keep its color.
The glue (Liquitex matt) is archival and will not yellow. I also mix it in with the acrylics.
I love the copper earth tones I used and raw sienna for the background, which gives CORRELATION a warm color effect.

Framing: I glued vintage sheet music as a frame at the sides. Then I used modeling paste over the paper, sanded it, which gives it the marble-like look. I finished it with a burnt orange and raw sienna and sealed it with pearl Liquitex, which makes the color soft and warm.

This piece is signed & dated verso
so the new owner can decide to hang this piece horizontal or vertical.

mixed media Collage/painting on plywood
Dimensions:48' x 13.5' (122 cm x 35 cm)

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2007©
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.

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Timothy McAninch 02 Jul 2008

Horizontal is more peaceful and reads as a musical landscape. Vertical gives more movement, but also a feeling of falling.

Sara Deutsch 02 Jul 2008

Innovative and striking design!

Betty Fletcher 13 Feb 2008

Very pretty and colorful! Betty

Robin Brown 18 Nov 2007

Gorgeous Olga, its giving me a feeling of Aztec art but I might be confusing that with some other culture. The bottom line is I really like what I am looking at & the info is very useful too. XX

Amanda Tucker 27 Jul 2007

this is a wonderful piece and would look wonderful in most peoples homes, I like it better horizontal!