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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Figurative Collage Painting ~ Together ~ by Texas Daily Painter Nancy Standlee

"Together"
14x11x1.5" acrylic and metallic paper collage on canvas

I enjoy painting abstracted figures and painting my own papers to use in collage and in this painting I combined the two methods. Here is an example of some of the metallic papers I've painted:
I am planning a painted paper collage workshop after the first of the year so if you are interested email or make a comment on this blog to add your name to the list of possible takers. 
I've taken workshops with Gerald Brommer, and on line through "the Land of Lost Luggage" and from Anne Bagby and Carrie Burns Brown. Check out Creative Catalyst art instruction DVD's if you can't get to a workshop. Click HERE.  The "B's" (category) have some great artists and you can search by medium or title.  I have some Ann Baldwin books and DVD's also and Robert Burridge. I've taken more workshops from this man than any other for just acrylic painting techniques, he's the best!! 
Creative Catalyst is trying to keep artists painting during the holidays and are encouraging artists to post paintings to their FaceBook page Holiday Paint Out and be entered into a drawing for a free Anne Bagby DVD that will be out in January. CCP has also been so good to give me a few DVD door prizes to give out at my workshops and the students are always so appreciate if their name is drawn. The word this week is LOVE so the posts should have no trouble with that word at Christmas.

If you are in the Graham TX area check out Vikie's unique shop. She will have some of my paintings on display this week and more of my paintings can be seen at my gallery at Daily Paintworks. I've added to the description to the paintings that will be in Graham.

What a treat when all 8 of the Canvas by Canvas collaborative artists can meet, paint, and celebrate. Yesterday we put the finishing touches on our 2 rooster paintings, celebrated recent birthdays and had our Christmas exchange. What a special day for all of us. Each canvas in our paintings is painted by one of us and then we group and frame them in our distinctive style. Here are the two roosters and we're accepting titles for these paintings. Send any suggestions to canvasbycanvas@gmail.com.

Our party food was even a collaborative effort and I love to try new recipes on my friends. IF you need a fast, good soup recipe try out Black Bean and Salsa Soup Recipe at All Recipes, click HERE. Now the instructions, say drain and rinse. I didn't but just dumped in the whole can in the blender, left one can out to use whole and for us I doubled the recipe but used 5 cans of beans. I made my own veggie broth by boiling a few carrots, celery and onion. We topped the soup with sour cream, cilantro, avocado slices, green onions and oyster crackers..oh, yum and it was fast and easy and something you can have on hand for impromptu meals.
Here is our group photo taken out in front of the studio at the Upstairs Gallery in Arlington. Canvas by Canvas is working on some exciting plans for new paintings, wine glasses, grapes, bicycles, so keep checking our CBC website and we're adding new paintings to our CBC blog also. We do take commissions also. 



If you are an artist, do something with your art each day. This week I put the finishing touches on "Together" like the hanging device and varnishing and I consider making a good soup a little arty also. And remember to post your efforts to the FB Creative Catalyst site to be in the drawing for the Anne Bagby DVD. Truly I had rather spend the rest of the day painting and collaging but I've got to exercise some cleaning muscles today and clean up from yesterday's party soup making.

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8 comments:

Martha Kisling said...

Hi Nancy - I would love to take a collage workshop from you. Please put me on your list - marthakisling@msn.com - thanks!

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks Martha. You are on the list.

Diane said...

I'm interested in a workshop dianehamburg@comcast.net

Nancy Standlee said...

OK..thanks Diana..got you on the list.

Paula K. Cravens said...

Hi Nancy, I always enjoy your blog. Thanks for the shout out about the holiday paint-out on facebook.

Nancy Standlee said...

Martha, we can always use some posting help and the drawing for the DVD will be a great gift for some lucky person.

Leada Wood said...

Hi Nancy, I am interested in your painted paper collage workshop, more details please.

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks Leada, I'll put you on my contact list. It would be in Granbury but we haven't come up with a date yet. I'm working out the details.