Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Progress Picture #1: Music in your Dreams

Here's the beginning works of my next portrait:

Music in your Dreams by Megan Coyle

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

With Halloween coming up, I thought I'd make an autumn collage .

"Pumpkin Patch"
Collage on mat board
5"x7"

Pumpkin Patch by Megan Coyle

Friday, September 25, 2009

Hide and Seek

It's been a busy week. I've got a lot on my plate these days, and unfortunately I didn't get around to making as much artwork as I wanted to--although this weekend I should have plenty of studio time.

"Hide and Seek"
Collage on mat board
18"x24"

Hide and Seek by Megan Coyle

Monday, September 21, 2009

Blue Dachshund

I'm thinking of dabbling in a dog mini collage series. Here's the first one I've done for a test run.

"Blue Dachshund"
Collage on mat board
5"x7"

Blue Dachshund by Megan Coyle

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Progress Picture #3: Hide and Seek

Here's the next stage - I think the next time I get around to working on this I'll be able to finish it.

Hide and Seek by Megan Coyle

The other day I found out that I'll have a second solo exhibition next year. I think this other exhibition will focus more on animals, so there will be more larger animal collages posted in the future. All I need to do now is sign the contract to make it official.

My first solo exhibition is set for July of 2010 and my second show will be in August. Needless to say, I'll have a pretty busy summer.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Progress Picture #2: Hide and Seek

And here's my next progress picture:

I like to take care of the background first so that it is indeed in the background as far as layering the pieces of paper go. I'm about half-way finished with the scenery here. The next time I work on this, I'll tackle the figure as well as the environment around her.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Orange Horse

Here's the next mini collage that's part of my animal series inspired by my visits to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

"Orange Horse"
Collage on mat board
5"x7"

Orange Horse by Megan Coyle

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Progress Picture #1: Hide and Seek

Here's the sketch for my next portrait collage:

Hide and Seek by Megan Coyle

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Coney Island

And it's finished for the moment--at some point I'll go back in and work on fixing a few places like the umbrella.

"Coney Island"
Collage on paper
24"x18"

Coney Island by Megan Coyle

I've also been busy with some commission work, and since the piece is going to be given as a gift, I've refrained from posting any progress pictures of it until it's been given to its recipient.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Progress Picture #4: Coney Island

I'm almost done--I think the next picture will be of the finished product.

Coney Island by Megan Coyle

I've got a lot on my "to do list" these days. At some point I'd like to finish these projects:
  1. Write and illustrate a children's book
  2. Create a black & white animal zoo series (similar to my "Hungry Hippo" collage)
  3. Start a series of scenes around D.C., Alexandria, and several other places I've visited over the years (where I've taken lots of pictures)
  4. Explore still life--expanding on my previous coffee cup series
At the moment, I've got my hands full with working on artwork for my first solo exhibition in July of 2010 and working towards my goal of completing one mini collage every week for my Etsy shop. Also, things can get a bit hectic with my two non-art-related jobs added to the mix. So many goals, so little time...well, we'll see about that. Just take one thing at a time.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Red Panda

Happy Labor Day, everyone! Yesterday I managed to finish another mini collage. I'm aiming to complete a mini collage every week so I'll have something new to add to my Etsy Shop.

"Red Panda"
Collage on mat board
5"x7"

Red Panda by Megan Coyle

Friday, September 4, 2009

Progress Picture #3: Coney Island

I hope everyone has a happy Friday! I'll try to get started on a couple of mini collages in the next couple of days so I can post a few finished pieces. This weekend will be a busy one--I'm looking forward to getting lots of work done during my three-day weekend.

Anyway, here's the next stage of the Coney Island piece--I've worked on blocking in most of the background. Working on the figures will come next.

Coney Island by Megan Coyle

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Progress Picture #2: Coney Island

I hope everyone had a wonderful first-day-of-September yesterday. It's feeling like autumn already--I've been waking up with chills the past two mornings. I also think I'm about to come down with a bit of a head cold--I suppose all those nights of working late and making artwork until the early morning are finally catching up to me. Looks like tonight will be a more restful night--unless I get going on something new.

Here's my latest progress picture for the "Coney Island" collage. I haven't done too much, but you can get an idea of the way my brain was working while putting these pieces of paper down.

Coney Island by Megan Coyle