Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Springmaid Watermedia Workshop 2014 - Days 3, 4 and 5

On Day 3 Jerry showed us several of his finished collages, ranging from total abstracts, like shape in a shape; semi-abstracts like his hill towns; and realistic, like Monet's garden.  Then he sent us off to do our own thing.  I started three collages and worked alternately among the three of them, finishing this semi-abstract of the Blue-Ridged Mountains with a field of weeds first.

I went more realistic with the Curtis Island Lighthouse, although there are some abstract elements in this one too.

My final collage was a red hibiscus, which still needs a bit of tweaking.  I will post that one tomorrow.


6 comments:

laura said...

Your collage work is really beautiful: great colors and compositions; in the lighthouse I love the bit of paprer that looks like seaspray. The foreground browns in the first one are lovely.

Joan T said...

I like how you abstracted the landscape of the field. My favorite is the lighthouse. The washi paper works so well for the spray of the water.

Michelle Himes said...

Thanks, Laura and Joan. My favorite is the lighthouse also.

Dawn said...

These are really beautiful, and interesting too...like them both, but am really drawn to the abstract mountains/wheat field.

Michelle Himes said...

Thanks, Dawn. That one is my favorite too.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Your collages are beautiful, Michelle. Congratulations on your recent award too!