This very small oil collage
will be part of my exhibit
Once in a while I challenge myself to work on
very small collage.
It's wonderful to create an artwork where the viewer is wondering:
"What did she paint and what did she glue on?"
Patterns & Shapes
When I plan a collage I try to think how to express its mood.
Establishing a pattern in a collage can be done by including pieces that repeat shapes.
Repeated shapes, tones and colors all set up visual rhythms that create a sense of movement and encourage the eye to "travel" over the piece.
The diagonal shapes give a strong tonal contrast.
The rich combination of Burnt Sienna, Orange and Indian Yellow are definitely adding a desired rich feel & soul to this musical piece.
These "hot" colors give that warm desired glow and work well together.
To get some harmony in these super warm colors I added a small area of "cold" grey, which balances this collage out. (Color wheel theory!)
Vintage sheet music, archival scrap book paper, oil paint, Matte Medium (my archival glue) heavy gloss gel, modeling paste.
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