Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

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

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Torn Paper Collage, Whitney 13076 Finished Commission Part 3, Day 8, 30 Paintings in 30 Days September 2013 Leslie Saeta Challenge, ArtByte on Collage by Texas Collage Artist Nancy Standlee

Whitney 13076
Hand Painted and Torn Paper Portrait Collage Painting 
20x16 on gallery wrapped canvas

To see work by other artists who are following along with the 30/30 go to the Leslie Saeta blog. Many artists are painting a small painting each day and I did that in January for Leslie's 30/30 but for a larger collage it needs to be published in steps as this is a long process with designing and painting the papers needed.This is day 3 of working on this piece and it will be delivered to a Texas art collector soon. 
This piece was fun to do as I had a beautiful photo to work from and I added some personalized touches with computer text such as her nickname, Grumpy, her birthday, her horse's name and her favorite song. 

This is the wonderful photo I had to work from:

I have written an ArtByte about the process of torn paper collage for the Daily Paintworks site and it is being edited at the moment and will be available soon with more than 50 images. An ArtByte is a small online tutorial that may be free or it's very affordable. Mine will be very affordable. Here is the web address and browse and download some of the free ones by Carol Marine or another favorite artist such as Julie Ford Oliver that will explain some of the tools she uses in an oil painting technique. There are several very good free ArtBytes that are filled with information. When you get to the Daily Paintworks web page, look under tutorials. Here is my online gallery at Daily Paintworks.

I've decided to open a shop at Etsy as I will be adding some small watercolors soon. The shop has limited paintings right now but I will load more as I have time.

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Deanna Lack said...

Wow, I am totally fascinated with this, I'd love to get up close and explore it in person! I love that it says "Grumpy" down the front of the horse's nose, being the owner of a generally grumpy horse myself :)

Gorgeous work, I will definitely be checking out that ArtByte.

Nancy Standlee said...

Deanna that is so funny as the girl's nickname is Grumpy and her horse's name is Trinket.