Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Progress Picture #2: A Day Indoors

Here's what I've done so far:

Monday, April 27, 2009

Yellow Flowers

Here's my latest piece that I added to my Etsy shop.

"Yellow Flowers"
Collage on mat board

Yellow Flowers by Megan Coyle

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Website Evolution and Updates

I was looking at previous versions of my portfolio website within the past year. I've redone it three times within a year, and well, I'm amazed at how much it has changed. I've taught myself how to work with html and javascript and all those fun web design methods of coding. I thought I'd share a couple of screen shots of the homepage to give everyone a good idea of how my site's evolved:

Megan Coyle's website
Here's the first version I did, my first attempt working with Dreamweaver. I collaged the navigational links and the header, took pictures of them and incorporated the images into the website's layout. The background was a distorted image of one of my collages.

Megan Coyle's website
I started working in columns, learned how to configure online contact forms (for the mailing list, etc.) and decided to change the background to plain black to give it a cleaner look.

Megan Coyle's website
The current version. I took a night class in graphic design this past fall. I designed a logo for myself and decided to use it for my website. I also decided to get rid of the collaged navigational links and header.

Megan Coyle website
Just the other day I found a great tool that I've added to my online galleries. It creates an overlay on the website so it emphasizes the artwork pop-up window.

Anyway, that's all for now. I've been working on a number of collage projects, so expect updates for my works in progress.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Progress Picture #1: A Day Indoors

Here's the sketch for my next piece:

A Day Indoors by Megan Coyle

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Lincoln Memorial

I finished this one the other day and it's now for sale on my Etsy shop. I'm going to try to do a few more mini D.C. collages whenever I have a chance in between my figurative work for my solo exhibition and my commission work.

"The Lincoln Memorial"
Collage on mat board

The Lincoln Memorial by Megan Coyle
The Lincoln Memorial by Megan Coyle

Sunday, April 19, 2009

All Media Exhibition at the Del Ray Artisans

The weather was beautiful this weekend! On Saturday I did some gallery sitting for the Del Ray Artisans. The exhibition will be up until April 26th. Here are some pictures from the day, including some shots of my artwork on the walls.

The Del Ray Artisans
It was such a beautiful day!

Interior View of the Del Ray Artisans
The lighting in the gallery was wonderful.

Coffee in the Morning by Megan Coyle
I decided to get a couple of pictures of my work.

Blue Obama by Megan Coyle
Megan Coyle and her artwork

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Sightseers

This one is done for now. I'm planning to return to all of these "possible solo exhibition pieces" later on to refine the ones I like best. Some time away from a composition always does some bit of good.

Anyway, there's more to come soon.

And I hope everyone is doing well!

"The Sightseers"
Collage on paper

Monday, April 13, 2009

Progress Picture #2: The Sightseers

I hope everyone had a wonderful week and a great holiday!

Anyway, I think this piece will be somewhat finished in another sit-down.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Progress Picture #1: The Sightseers

I've started another 24"x18" collage, and here's what I've done thus far:

I hope everyone has a happy Friday and a great weekend. I'm going to try to set aside more time this weekend for art-making. What will you be doing?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

"Celebrate the Art of Making" Exhibition

Three of my collages, "Coffee in the Morning," "The Masonic Temple," and "Blue Barack Obama", are currently on display in the Del Ray Artisan's Colasanto Center in Alexandria, Virginia. The exhibition runs from March 27th till April 26th, 2009.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Closing of the "Real/Unreal" Exhibition

I went to pick up my collage from the Art League today and took a couple of pictures of the piece in the gallery.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Two's a Crowd

And I'm done! I've started two other 24"x18" collages - I'll post the other progress pictures soon.

"Two's a Crowd"
Collage on watercolor paper