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Butterfly Wings


"In Paradisum" (Faure)

Farewell, Butterfly
[Leb wohl, Schmetterling]

On butterfly's wings
you're freed from pain and sorrow.
Fly butterfly: FLY!

HAIKU by Olga van Dijk 2010
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In memory of Steve Langford.

Part of my upcoming solo show "GEMS" February 8-14, 2010
at the Academy of Lifelong Learning (University of DE)

It would do great as a poster as well!
(2nd picture)

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I love to 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 shape gives a strong tonal contrast.
The blue is adding a desired cold feel to this musical piece.
To get some harmony and soul in this cold color I added area's of "warm" copper, which balances this collage out. (Color wheel theory!)

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

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2©1©
This is another OLGartsProduction©2010

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Jose Velasquez 03 Jun 2010

Fantastic!!! and thanks for your kind comments.

Michael Gerry 12 Apr 2010

Olga: I love your work. Strong lyrical images with colors that resonate with me.

ERIKA SONEGO 17 Feb 2010

Great!!!!

Caballero Salguero 06 Feb 2010

Excellent Painting. Magnifique ,Olga. Lovely Gallery. Precious woman young. Great Photograph. Wonderful. José

Teresa Dominici 31 Jan 2010

Great image and wonderful work.

Artist Reply: Thank you so much for you amazing comment. Today I'll hang the show GEMS with my mom, who's over from Holland! Love and Light, MOI