Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Snowflakes

And I've finished the Alice Childress quote piece. For X-mas, I received a light-kit and a nice Nikon camera, so now my collage pictures should look much brighter and more detailed. "Snowflakes" is the first collage I've taken pictures of with my new camera and kit.

Anyway, I hope everyone had a fun holiday - did you get any fun gifts?

"Snowflakes"
Collage on paper
16"x12"

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Iguana

Here's another piece inspired by one of my trips to the National Zoo in DC, when I stopped by the Reptile House. I'm always finding compositions for future works of art there when I stroll around with my camera.

"Iguana"
Collage on paper
9"x12"

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Progress Picture #2: Snowflakes

Here's the second progress picture for my latest piece. It's practically done--all I'll need to do is add the Alice Childress quote while touching up a few areas.

Snowflakes by collage artist Megan Coyle
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Mine was a busy one filled with holiday parties and plenty of eating. Whew, who would have thought that eating could wear you out?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Progress Picture #1: Snowflakes

Due to request, I've started working on a collage that illustrates the following quote by Alice Childress, "Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice."

Here's the beginning sketch for the piece:

Snowflakes by collage artist Megan Coyle
Sometimes my sketches are used simply as guides for my pieces while other times I follow them pretty closely. This sketch is going to be used simply as a rough idea of the direction I want to go in. After collaging the figures, I'm going to lay down the text with magazine strips.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Scottish Terrier

Yet another dog breed for my dog series. I have a couple more that I'm planning on doing, and then I think I'll look into creating a number of cat portraits.

Anyway, here it is:

"Scottish Terrier"
Collage on mat board
5"x7"

Scottish Terrier by collage artist Megan Coyle

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mr. Whiskers the Blue Seal

Whew, it's been a busy week. Hope everyone is enjoy the holiday season - I've been busy with a lot of non-art related things, but once the new year rolls by, I'll have a lot more time to focus on my studio work.

Here's another one of my mini collages that's part of my winter series for my Etsy store:

"Mr. Whiskers the Blue Seal"
Collage on mat board
5"x7"

Mr Whiskers the Blue Seal by collage artist Megan Coyle

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Jack Russell Terrier

Here's the third and last dog collage I created this past weekend. I think I'll work on a few more dog portraits this upcoming weekend--I like the idea of illustrating a number of dog breeds.

"Jack Russell Terrier"
Collage on mat board
5"x7"

Jack Russell Terrier by collage artist Megan Coyle

Monday, December 7, 2009

Blue Beagle

Here's the next dog collage I completed this past weekend for my Etsy shop:

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

Blue Beagle by collage artist Megan Coyle

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Smiling Golden Retriever

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. We got a little bit of snow the other day here--so it's really feeling like winter. I also had a chance to work on a few small dog collages for my Etsy shop. Here's the first one I've listed in the shop:

"The Smiling Golden Retriever"
Collage on mat board
5"x7"

The Smiling Golden Retriever by collage artist Megan Coyle

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Jellyfish

Here's my latest critter collage that I did the other day:

"Jellyfish"
Collage on paper
9"x12"

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Looking like Hollywood

I've finished my most recent figurative piece at the moment - I might use this one for my upcoming exhibition in July. In general, I'm going to put my figurative work on hold for this exhibition and start focusing more on producing animal collages for my other show.

"Looking like Hollywood"
Collage on paper
18"x24"

Looking like Hollywood by collage artist Megan Coyle