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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Torn Paper Portrait Collage Painting, Meaghen 12021, 24"x18", Sold, by Texas Collage Artist Nancy Standlee

Meaghen 12021
24x18 torn paper collage portrait on gallery wrapped canvas

And I must say a little extra bling added by Meaghen and her mom Cindy. This is a torn paper portrait collage of one of my granddaughters that I began as a demo in the Grandbury LGAA workshop HERE. That's her dad with the collage, Brad: Peace but Meaghen can be seen in the slide show below. That was the last of November and before the final varnish today I gave it to Meaghen to add some of her personal ideas around the edges or anywhere she chose. See the details below:
 I love this little 3D dragonfly she added and I didn't see him until I started the varnish..so cool and it has given me new ideas for letting clients add some of their own ideas/images to the collage. I used computer printed text for the names of her family members but these were items that meant something to her that I wasn't privy to.
Here she added some jewels and trim to the canvas side and some Hello Kitty items and on the front some jewels. This makes it her collage.

I am on Pinterest and have added a board about Quotes and found one by Andy Warhol that certainly speaks to me. "Art is anything you can get away with" and it certainly applies to this collage. The little dragonfly is OK in 3D but her eyes, NO and they were beginning to get a little 3D with so many corrections so I just got out my acrylics and said this is it, she will have acrylic paint eyes with some collage. This is another great thing about collage - there are no rules and beware of people making rules for you to follow or telling you what you can collage. Just go for it. Email me if you have a question. Do you know how many times in workshops I've asked "What color is that?" or "What size is that brush?".. my instructors would grrrr under their breath but answer so I can understand inquisitiveness. You'll have to ask Meaghen how she made the dragonfly 3D.

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2 comments:

Lisa Graham Art said...

What an amazing piece...so much detail to take in. She must love having this! Tell her I love the little details she added to the edge...sweet sweet art!

Nancy Standlee said...

Lisa, she made it her own with her own designs - always a good thing.