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Fuga XII

This very small oil collage will be part of my exhibit
Whispers from the Soul.

Once in a while I challenge myself to work on a 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!)

Materials used:
Vintage sheet music, archival scrap book paper, oil paint, Matte Medium (my archival glue) heavy gloss gel, modeling paste.

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2009
All rights reserved.
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.
This is another OlgArtsProduction©2009

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Dennis Knecht 09 Jan 2011

Beautiful Artwork!

Caballero Salguero 21 Aug 2010

Thanks so much my dear friend Olga,great composition and serious, awesome to the great music tribute,marvelous color, beautiful, José

Artist Reply: I love this piece myself! Thanks for your wonderful comment my friend! Love and Light, OLGA

Laurel Talabere 01 Jun 2009

Great way to enhance the muscial qualities of this image. I love the combination of muscial notes and bright colors. Makes me want to dance!!

Maria Anna Machado 26 May 2009


Sigridur Bachmann 23 May 2009

""" Picturesque and sublime! """