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The Piano©

The Annual Regional Fine Arts Exhibition the Center for the Creative Arts-CCArts- Yorklyn, Delaware awarded my collage THE PIANO© with a ribbon (3rd place)
I'm so Honored!
October 6, 2006

This is my first abstract Collage/Paiting.
According to the dictionary, collage art is an artistic composition, made of various materials glued on a surface. The word comes from the French word "coller," meaning to glue or to paste.

Collage art is unique because you take already existing materials to design your own piece of art.
All you need is an open mind and the willingness to explore.
I love using traditional methods and materials in a total unexpected way.

I used different kind of paper, acrylic paint, ink, pencil, Rhine stones and golden ribbon.
I wanted to give "the PIANO" an old look by painting the music sheets and backround with raw sienna which give the collage this antique feel.
Purposely I was leaving some light areas to provide the eye to travel throughout the piece.

For "the PIANO" I was influenced by my musical background and by a strong sense of color (earth tones)

After I almost finished my collage I glued the canvas board on a larger canvas, to incorporate the piece and to give it the desired depth.

Size middle canvas board: 20"X24".
Size stretched canvas
24"x30" (61.03x76.2 cm) with gallery wrapped edges over wooden frame.
Painted staple free sides.
Painting doesn't need a frame.

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2006
All rights reserved.
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.
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Ana Johnson 05 Jul 2010

This is spectacular Olga! XXXXX Ana

Artist Reply: Ana Thank you so much. I was happy to receive the 3rd price in a juried show for this piece. It was sold before the show started!

angela 03 Mar 2009

i think you are probably the most original and eclectic artist that I have seen thus far and so honored to be in your presence... you have the most beautiful work....

Anneke cilon 06 Nov 2008

Love this work very's Fantastic!

MJ Mitchell 14 Oct 2008

I love the earth tones, my eye does travel - an awesome work of art, especially for your first collage - and you won at the show - congratulations! (a little late : )

dawn lochridge 06 Aug 2008

Very creative