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Eggs for Breakfast©

Dimensions: 24'x34' (61X 86.5 cm)

This collage/painting is totally made of (a Dutch) news paper on soft board
Unfortunately on your screen, you won’t get a sense of the texture of the paint, (news) paper, the shimmer of the Rhine stones and the other material.

I love the darkness of the raw umber and the copper earth tones I used, such as raw sienna, which gives EGGS FOR BREAKFAST the warm color effect.

In the golden paint drops (left) I glued sienna colored Swarovski's Rhine stones. It's giving that extra sparkle which this piece needed.

Framing: I glued the soft board on triplex, and “framed it” with sheets of music.
Then I used modeling paste over the music paper, sanded it, which gives it the marble like look. I finished the frame with a golden gloss wash, which makes the color soft and warm.

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Dianne Nungesser 07 Aug 2010

Nice! I'm starting to add more collage into my watercolors! Love your art!

marisa reilly 27 Feb 2010

wow,, i have so enjoyed this whole collage gallery.. just starting some collage work with rice paper, it's so frustrating,, i can really appreciate your talent here.. beautiful, just beautiful..

Alexander Sieberer 05 Feb 2009

very beautiful painting..Now I want have eggs for breakfast..Alexander

Mike Bell 29 Sep 2008

"Surreal" love the mixed media as you know Olga best as always Mike

Susan Cherry 17 Jun 2008

Olga, this piece really speaks to me, its warm and inviting, I know that in person its absolutely amazing. True abstract art-Suzi