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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"Rocinante" ~ A Horse Painted Paper Mixed Media Collage by Texas Contemporary Fine Artist Nancy Standlee



"Rocinante"
16 x 20 in. Hand Painted Papers Mixed Media Collage

Ampersand cradled 2" deep panel


I belong to the group, Contemporary Fine Art International, and blog, Daily Painters Abstract Gallery, and some of us will place an ad in the December issue of the Southwest Art magazine. I have chosen the above collage, "Rocinante" to place in the ad. I may never be able to pronounce the title but I thought Rocinante would make a good title for this painted paper mixed media collage. To make it more confusing I'm using the Spanish spelling but using the English pronunciation. Rocinante was the name of Don Quixote's faithful friend and horse who accompanied him while he was tilting windmills in the story by Cervantes written in the 1600's. See which pronunciation you like better HERE. John Steinbeck, 1902, Salinas, CA., "The Grapes of Wrath" author, took a 10,000 mile journey in a 3/4 ton truck in the 60's and he named the truck, Rocinante. The book that came from that was "Travels with Charlie." Yes, I've ordered the book from Amazon.
Technique:
I have been gluing a map for the background and I have added other elements this time from some vintage books and stamps, dress patterns and a tailoring book from my college days, an interesting face stamp. Some relevant words I've added are horse, Don Quixote, wild horse, Arizona, horseman, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, warriors, and drawing. Some of these words came from a 1902 vintage magazine and a dictionary. I learn something with each new collage and it takes many close up views of Google images to get the eyes correct.
I
have entered him in a Dallas juried show today also. More to come on that.


"On Earth, Peace"
Saturday, Elizabeth (Betty) Taylor and I delivered our CBC painting to the PCPC art festival. Last weekend we took a painting holiday to finish this painting just in time for delivery. It is a juried show and the jurors, Cheryl and Ken Vogel, own the Valley House Gallery. More to come about the fate of this painting. It was a new concept and style for our collaborative group and you can read about our long weekend HERE.

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7 comments:

Elizabeth Taylor said...

And a mighty fine steed indeed is Rocinante -- it was interesting to learn something about Cervantes and Steinbeck too reading your blog.

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks, Betty and a big help you were in getting our CBC painting to PCPC.

Serena said...

Magnificent horse, Nancy!

Nancy Standlee said...

Thank you, Serena.

devotedmomof7 said...

Your horse is terrific, Nancy!! I find myself using that word a lot in reference to your work. I'm always intrigued by your diverse talent at all things art!

Nancy Standlee said...

Cheryl, you are too kind - thanks.

Acrylic Paintings said...

I really love the horse, great work!

Thanks,
Tatyana Ilieva