I just got back from a trip to the mountains for Thanksgiving weekend. I took a few pictures and I think I have some possible references for future collages.
I hope everyone had a great weekend--I'll post my more recent work later this week. Aside from getting away from the city this weekend, I was also able to concentrate on getting some more art completed.
I'm really having some fun with the background on this one. I've been using a variety of textures from magazine pages as opposed to the more solid colors that I have a tendency of leaning towards.
It's been a busy night - I've been up a little late working on another batch of handmade magnets and planning out the beginnings of a newly commissioned piece. But I enjoy being busy and I can't wait to start some more art after finishing my current figurative piece.
And it's done! One of these days I'll need to revisit several of these portrait pieces to edit and prepare them for the exhibition in July. Whew, I've got a lot of work ahead of me!
I recently took on an internship to juggle with all my other work. Needless to say, I haven't quite gotten a chance to work on all the art-related things I've wanted to work on. Hopefully when I settle into a routine with my new work, I'll be able to do a better job at scheduling my time. However, I'll do my best to keep posting.
In other news, I got to thinking about some potential future collage portraits I could do. Last night I went to a Bob Dylan concert--and it was great getting a chance to see him live since you never know when he might decide to retire from touring. The concert made me think of a pencil drawing I did a few years ago for my Dylan-enthusiast boyfriend:
With all the Obama collage portraits I keep doing, I should change things up a bit and do a couple of Dylan ones.
I'm juggling a couple other projects at the moment--hopefully I can scrounge together enough time to work on more magnets, a couple of mini collages, and work on a few more new animal collages. This week is going to be a little busy, so we'll see what happens.
It's been a busy weekend for me thus far. I spent some time the other day creating more handmade magnets. There's still plenty more that I'd like to make, so my Etsy store is going to gradually fill up with them. Below is a picture of working on the acrylic backing for the magnets and what the finished product looks like--packaging and all.
And it's finished! I have a couple more portrait pieces that I'm going to work on before shifting gears and paying more attention to the work for my animal portraiture solo exhibition--so expect a lot more animal portraits in the future.