Downtown Shopping

Downtown Shopping by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Downtown Shopping.” Collage on paper. 12″x16″
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It’s always interesting comparing my finished collages to the pictures of the sketches I did. The work of art really does change through the whole process. And it seems to change a little with every layer of paper added. Anyway, you can see that this piece is more colorful than the previous landscape/cityscape collages I’ve done in this series – which have more earth tones. I suppose I was getting a little tired of working with grays, browns, blues, and greens, and had fun changing things up.

Anyway, I’m off to do some late-night art-making. And happy almost-December!

National Gallery

National Gallery by collage artist Megan Coyle
“National Gallery.” Collage on paper. 12″x16″
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My new landscape/cityscape series has given me an opportunity to intensely study my gray color palette surroundings in DC. When I decided to collage the National Gallery, I realized I needed to change things up a bit. Thus I created a composition where you can see bits of the building behind several trees. This added a little more color, and made the layout more interesting to tackle.

The Woods

The Woods by collage artist Megan Coyle
“The Woods.” Collage on paper. 12″x16″
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There’s a lot of gray in DC, which has worked its way into several of my cityscape collages. So I decided to change things up in my series a bit by doing another natural landscape. There are clumps of natural landscape here and there around the city, and I based this piece off of a series of photographs I took. I had fun incorporating a lot of texture in the ground.

Paddle Boating

Paddle Boating by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Paddle Boating.” Collage on paper. 12″x16″
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Inspired by a warmer day in DC when the tourists were out paddle boating. I like collaging water – it’s fun using so much color and working with reflection. I also like how abstract water is. It gives me a bit of variety as far as my subject matter goes.

Anyway, I’m off to enjoy the weekend. I hope everyone is having a happy November thus far!