Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Collage inspired by new BAM exhibit

             12" x 12" collage: JOY.SPIRIT.HOPE
 For this piece the base is a mass produced print on a canvas that I bought at a garage sale. I lightly covered it with gesso so some of the pattern would show through. Next I glued on some 3d shapes and letters. Then added different tissue papers and sewing pattern papers and ephemera, on top of that I stenciled a plastic doily that was my grandmothers (blue lacy circle) Then added transparent acrylic in places and dots of white paint.

5" x 5" COLLAGE IN RED
 This collage and the one below it started out with cloth covered boxes bought at a thrift store with pink and white print on them. I gessoed both of them and then added vintage music, designs from an old book, part of a wine label and some sewing patterns. Then added transparent layers of acrylic and coated all with Gel Medium.

5" x 5" COLLAGE IN BLUE
A new exhibit opened at the Boise Art Museum this past week. Catherine Courtenaye's colorful abstract paintings are inspired by her interest in American 19th century penmanship workbooks, ledgers and documents.  Inspired by her work, I created a few of my own pieces. These can be found at the Boise Art Museum Gift Shop.

2 comments:

rebeca trevino said...

Pam these are terrific!
mixed media? love love love them. do you title your pieces?

Pam McKnight said...

thanks Rebeca, yes I do and I went back and added them!