Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pink Coffee Cup

Pink Coffee Cup by collage artist Megan Coyle

"Pink Coffee Cup"
Collage on mat board (coated paper)
7"x5"

Since I have focused a lot of time on my children's book illustrations, I've decided to strive to complete a couple small collages every week. That way I can break up my illustration work a bit and continue to explore other subjects and compositions. The piece above is something I completed last night. Instead of working with magazine strips like I usually do, I used coated paper. The paper was pretty thick which forced me to work with fewer strips and it simplified the look of the finished piece. This exercise reminds me that I should start thinking about projects for the workshop I'm running in April. I know that April seems a ways away, although it will get here before I know it...

6 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is very effective. I like it a lot.

Terri Stegmiller said...

Love this one. Do I see a coffee cup series starting?

cbmosaics said...

Great detail, even in a "simple" composition. Love the coffee stain on the inside of the cup. I'm looking at mine right now, it looks just like that! :)

cindy said...

i like the use of the coated paper ... you really could use anything!

Bella Sinclair said...

Mmmm, I can almost smell that brew. Wonderful piece! I really love the blocks of color in the back, too.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

LUSH and gorgeous! Hi Megan, Your simplified shapes work well with the pink coffee cup. Great design. And, I always enjoy reading about Bosty's travels (to Virginia above).