Sunday, November 29, 2009

Back from Vacation

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.

Here are a few pictures from my trip:

Photo by collage artist Megan Coyle
Photo by collage artist Megan Coyle
Photo by collage artist Megan Coyle

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Progress Picture #3: Looking like Hollywood

And it's almost done...

Looking Like Hollywood by collage artist Megan Coyle
In another sit-down, I should be able to finish this one up.

I hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving! I'll be away until Sunday - and hopefully I'll have a little time to make some more art.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Purple Penguin

Whew, so many things to do, so little time. I'm going to be busy trying to catch up on a few things today before going off to the mountains for Turkey-day.

Anyway, here's a quick mini collage I did the other day:

"Purple Penguin"
Collage on mat board
7"x5"

Purple Penguin by collage artist Megan Coyle

After finishing another penguin collage, I thought I'd create some magnets with prints of the penguin pieces I've made thus far:

Penguin Magnets by collage artist Megan Coyle

Friday, November 20, 2009

Holly

Due to request, I created a wintry collage so that it would be available as a print/note card.

"Holly"
Collage on mat board
5"x7"

Holly by collage artist Megan Coyle

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Progress Picture #2: Looking like Hollywood

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.

Looking like Hollywood by collage artist Megan Coyle
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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Progress Picture #1: Looking like Hollywood

Here's a quick sketch I did for my next figurative piece:

Looking like Hollywood by collage artist Megan Coyle

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Reading

I created this collage a few days ago due to request so it would be available as a design for a tote bag in my online store.

"Reading"
Collage on paper
12"x9"

Friday, November 13, 2009

Riverside Loungers

"Riverside Loungers"
Collage on paper
18"x24"
Riverside Loungers by Megan Coyle
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.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Progress Picture #2: Riverside Loungers

Here's the next stage of my current piece:

Riverside Loungers by collage artist Megan Coyle
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.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Magnets

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.

Magnets by Megan Coyle
Magnets by collage artist Megan Coyle

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Progress Picture #1: Riverside Loungers

Here's the sketch for my next portrait piece:

Riverside Loungers by collage artist Megan Coyle

Monday, November 2, 2009

Snorkeling

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.

"Snorkeling"
Collage on paper
24"x18"

Snorkeling by Megan Coyle

Sunday, November 1, 2009

When Penguins Find Love

I hope everyone had a happy Halloween!

I'm going to begin working on a series of mini winter collages before winter comes round. Here's the first one in the series:

"When Penguins Find Love"
Collage on mat board
7"x5"


When Penguins Find Love by collage artist Megan Coyle