Monday, February 16, 2009


Shedding Old Skin
9" x 12"
acrylic on paper

I just read Collage Journeys: A Practical Guide to Creating Personal Artwork by Jane Davies and liked her idea about making backgrounds and later isolating areas that can used in collage. She suggests scanning and enlarging areas that have potential to stand on their own. I realize some of my quick brayer paintings are more backgrounds than actual paintings.

So, I simply played, with the intention of cutting the watercolor paper smaller. But with these two pieces, I like the design going on enough to let them stand as is.

9" x 12"
acrylic on paper


  1. Love both these! You amnage to get so much atmospere with them!

  2. Hello Dear Artist Gina,
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  3. Hi Gina, thank you for the comments about my journals and earrings! The journals are so much fun to make and anything goes...really! The typewriter I use to create text for my mixed media work. I was delighted when I found it in an antique shop for $25and it worked and it came in a case with a key. :)

    I love your artwork and I think I may buy a copy of the book you mentioned above. It sounds interesting.
    All the best to you!


  4. Thanks very much, Mixed Media Martyr. ‘Twas a surprise how well they turned out.

    Ooooo, my very first invitation to an exclusive club; thank you redchair ~ Be Seeing You.

    Hello Gina! What a great buy that typewriter was; hope your fingers can manage to stay on the keys! I’ll be visiting your blog regularly.