Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

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

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Mr. Rooster" ~ Painted Paper Mixed Media Collage ~ Rooster Collage Painting by Texas Contemporary Artist Nancy Standlee

Mr. Rooster SOLD
Hand Painted Paper Mixed Media Collage
12" x 12" on gallery wrapped canvas

This painting is on its way to the 2010 6th Annual 12BUY12 Juried Art Show at the Austin Art Space Gallery & Studios, Austin, Texas. "Good Coffee" and "Mr. Rooster" were accepted into the show juried by Carl McQueary who curates exhibits at the Austin Museum of Art and Laguna Gloria. You can view last year's opening party on their web site at or you are invited to attend the Opening Reception Saturday, November 20, 2010 (5-9 PM) at 7739 Northcross Drive, Suite Q, Austin, TX 78757. The show dates are November 16-December 18.

My friend, collage artist, Suzy Pal, will also be in the show with her collage, Lone Star.
We both like to use Texas maps for backgrounds and she uses more found papers in her collage work.

There are many different styles in collage work but so many artists like to use postage stamps in their art - just Google postage stamps in collage and you will find thousands of links to examples. Postal stamps are one of the most distributed works of art in the world. Check out this artist Yao Shaown that has a figurative piece entirely made of stamps.

I've had so many comments on my blog about wanting to try collage or wishing they could and I will be giving a workshop sometime in 2011 about the process and more details to follow. Out in West Texas Suzy has already gotten a workshop planned. Each artist's work will be original when they paint their own papers and use their own images to work from. Until the workshops, I encourage you to try this method of painting and what is so great you don't have to be an "artist" to try it. It's been around since the first little lady glued a butterfly wing to a mask. There is a lot of room out here in the collage world for each artists' interpretation. Start saving interesting looking papers.

I have another painted paper mixed media collage of a rooster that I posted HERE.

A big thanks for door prizes sent by the following two companies to be given away in my art journaling workshop this weekend. I can't thank you enough and I'm sure my students will feel the same way.

Jeanette Gile, Marketing Manager from Strathmore Visual Journal was so kind to share a few of the new Visual Journals (10 of the 3.5 x 5 in. drawing and 2 5.5 x 8 of the mixed media journals. Also check out their free online journal class starting in January, 2011. Click HERE.

Susan Mackey from Creative Catalyst Productions sent 5 art DVD's to give away. I'm a big supporter of this site and have ordered many DVD's from them. Check them out at

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