Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dena's Daisy ~ Painted Paper Painting Collage ~ Acrylic Donkey by Texas Daily Painter Nancy Standlee

"Dena's Daisy"
16 x 20 in.
Acrylic Paper Painting Collage on Masonite

This is my latest painted paper collage painting. I've taken workshops in collage and painting papers with Gerald Brommer, Carrie Burns Brown and Anne Bagby and I have a nice selection of painted papers. I'm getting them organized in two Iris 3 drawer carts (22"W x 25" H) I found at Bed Bath and Beyond. The same thing has happened with the torn paper collage that happened when I took up quilting to "use up all of my old fabric scraps". I'd visit the fabric stores and find new colors and patterns to use instead of using what I had. I find this to hold true with the paper scraps. I'm painting new oriental papers to complement the painting.
I got the donkey image prepared and the paper for the demo last Friday night at the LGAA Friday night Gallery Walk in Granbury. Because of the article about the longhorn painted paper collage in the Hood County News I met some new friends and found a long lost friend I met in TWU library school.
I was notified Monday that the longhorn has been accepted into the
LGAA juried Fall Festival of Art Show, September 25-October 30.

Dena has 3 donkeys on her ranch where I have taken Robert Burridge workshops and in July taught my art journaling classes. The donkey's names are Sally, Sarah, and Daisy and your guess is as good as mine as to which one I used in the photo reference but I liked the title of Dena's Daisy. Those girls will follow you around looking for a handout and will come right into the painting studio if left to their own devices.
I will teach the art journal workshop at Dena's in 2011 May 19, 20, and 21 and Gerald Brommer will be back at Artist Showplace in May 2011 also. He wrote the book on collage. See you there.

The Iris Organization cart for painted papers and various collage papers.

Donna Watson:
Here is a corrected update on the SWA Donna Watson workshop:
To attend or inquire about:
call: 817 263-8183
Demo: October 18
Workshop: October 19-21, 2011

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Art Journaling Workshop “Love Your Life” with Nancy Standlee

Three Day November 6-8, 2010 Saturday, Sunday, Monday 9:30 – 4:30

The Upstairs Gallery

1038 W. Abram

Arlington, TX 76013

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Pcasso said...

You never cease to amaze me. Your work just keeps getting better and better.

Eva said...

Love the donkey. Your story sounds like mine. I have been making artist's books, and doing collage with the idea of using up my abundant supplies, but have bought more instead:O)

Nancy Standlee said...

It happens all the time, doesn't it? Glad you like the donkey. This morning he looks too bright as I used a gloss varnish and I may cover him with a semi gloss today.

Carol Engles said...

Hi Nancy!
I love your collages! Great work. So much texture, and of course, your colors are wonderful.

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks Carol and I'm such a big fan of your abstracts and horses.. maybe I should collage a horse?

Farah said...

These are AMAZING!! very stunning artworks!

Nancy Standlee said...

Thank you Farah for the comments and the visit.

Serena said...

Your donkey collage portrait is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks Serena and keep us updated on your dr. visit.. glad you like the donkey.

Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson said...

Hi Nancy, looks like your collage work is really taking off. I'm glad to see you are enjoying it so much, it really is a great medium, isn't it?

Nancy Standlee said...

Hello, Elizabeth and I hope your Maitland Show is a sellout. I can't imagine the work it would take to prepare for one that large.

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

Nancy Standlee said...

Thank you Skizo for stopping by.

Nancy Standlee said...

Pat, it's never too late!! Just found your comment and thanks for the visit.