Sunday, September 30, 2012

All in a Row

All in a Row by collage artist Megan Coyle

"All in a Row"
Collage on paper
12"x16"

This was inspired by the many colorful townhouses in DC. I created another townhouse collage a couple years ago that was inspired by the buildings in Old Town Alexandria. Anyway, I think I'll make another one of these somewhat soon. I have a lot of fun working on colorful buildings.

And now I'm off to continue my work with this cityscape/landscape series. I have a handful left to make...

Monday, September 24, 2012

Progress Picture #1: All in a Row

All in a Row by collage artist Megan Coyle
Here's the sketch for my next cityscape collage. DC has a lot of colorful townhouses scattered throughout the city, and this piece is inspired by photos that I've taken of some of those buildings. I'll post the completed collage next.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Air Force Memorial

Air Force Memorial by collage artist Megan Coyle

"Air Force Memorial"
Collage on paper
12"x16"

The Air Force Memorial is one of my favorite memorials in the DC area, so of course I had to create a collage of it for my new cityscape/landscape series. I like how simple and elegant the design of it is.

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden by collage artist Megan Coyle

"The Botanic Garden"
Collage on paper
12"x16"

And here's the finished piece! So far, this has been my favorite collage that I've worked on in this new cityscape/landscape series. It came together pretty easily and I enjoyed working with this color palette.

Anyway, I'm off to work on another building collage...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Progress Picture #1: The Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden by collage artist Megan Coyle

I haven't had a chance to take many progress pictures of the series I'm currently working on - however, I managed to remember to take a picture of this one. The Botanic Garden in D.C. has some interesting architecture, and has a beautiful glass sculpture out front that was inspired by plant life. I took a few pictures of the sculpture with the Botanic Garden building in the background, and eventually sketched out this composition. I had a lot of fun working on this piece - I liked working with red and using a bit of yellow for the building. I'll post the finished collage next.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Downtown

Downtown collage by collage artist Megan Coyle

"Downtown"
 Collage on paper
12"x16"

 Another collage inspired by city living. The next few collages that I'll work on will include a few landmarks around DC, as well as a couple basic cityscape scenes.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Strange Glue Exhibit

The "Strange Glue" group exhibit opens tomorrow at the Thompson Gallery in Weston, Massachusetts. The show celebrates the centennial of the appearance of collage in painting. It features a number of different collage styles by a little over 100 different artists. Above is the cover image used for the postcard for the exhibit.

And above is the back of the postcard.

My piece "Morning Coffee" will be on display in the show from September 7th until November 20th, 2012. I'm excited to be a part of this group show - and it will actually be my first time in an exhibit in New England.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

From Fur to Feathers Closing

Megan Coyle collage artist at Charleston
This past weekend I drove to North Charleston, SC to uninstall the "From Fur to Feathers" exhibit.

Megan Coyle collage artist at Charleston
The show was at the convention center (a part of it is pictured above).

Megan Coyle collage artist at Charleston
Just about thirty collages were on display that I had to take-down and pack-up into the car. Ben took a few pictures of me as I worked - and he of course helped out quite a bit.

Megan Coyle collage artist at Charleston

Megan Coyle collage artist at Charleston
At night we were driving by the convention center and saw this sign that was advertising different events that would take place there. And then we saw this:

Megan Coyle collage artist at Charleston
I was pretty excited to see that the show was being advertised this way.

Megan Coyle collage artist at Charleston
So we got out of the car and I posed a little bit in front of the sign...

Anyway, I'm a bit relieved that the long trek is now behind me. And I recently decided that this Charleston trip will be the last out-of-state exhibit for me for a while. I need to take a break from all the travel and become more of a homebody. I also need to get more rest!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Smithsonian Castle

Smithsonian Castle by collage artist Megan Coyle
"Smithsonian Castle"
 Collage on paper
12"x16"


Inspired by another one of my walks around the National Mall in Washington, DC. I like the architecture of the Smithsonian Castle - it's a lot different than most buildings you see in the area. So one day I snapped several pictures of it from different angles, which helped me build this collage.