Thursday, July 8, 2010

Collage of My Paintings

So I had a great day today! I got in some art time and that always makes my days FABULOUS! After posting all the other beautiful artists work I got inspired! Thank you to everyone who have joined the blog hop - I have so enjoyed getting to know you all through your blogs. I was looking through my previous artwork and I found some paintings that I had created though they never sat right with me... have you ever had that feeling??? Sometimes I spend hours and hours painting something only to never be completely satisfied! We are such our worst inner critics aren't we? So... I hummed and hawed over a few of my paintings and realized that I would never actually do anything with them in the long run... so I cut them up! I cut them into 2"x3" inch pieces and started to glue them onto a hard canvas board.
Once they were all glued into place I placed the whole piece into a frame but ironically enough... I still wasn't satisfied. It took me awhile to figure out what the problem was. I LOVE my art when it is outlined in black! I don't know why... that's just the way I am! LOL!
I went back over each square and outlined them all in black with a sharpie marker and guess what? I am all good now... I love it! LOL! Sometimes you just have to work it out on your own right? I am glad that I did or I would stare at it for years not quite liking it!
Well, happy creating everyone! Thanks so much for your inspiration!
Hugs to you all!



Rina said...

Love it and what a great idea!!!

Janet Ghio said...

Kelly--this is really great the way it is, but I have a challenge for you--use this as a background and now paint one of your pretty girls on top of it. what do you think???

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

This is so beautiful and inspiring, Kelly !
It shows affirmation that 'There's no mistake' in ART.. it always leads to a betterment, always !
Lovely piece !

Beverley Baird said...

I love your artwork! This piece in particular really appeals to me.
Thanks for sharing it!

Rebecca Anthony said...

This looks amazing!! Great idea creating this collage with squares of your paintings. I am the same way about the black outline. I love when people can finish a piece without outlining it, I love the softness of way it looks but I cannot finished a piece unless it's outlined. I just can't....what is it with us hah? I guess that's just our style(O:

Jeanne Nelson said...

Kelly, WOW, I love this! What a great way to "upcycle" our otherwise 'useless' art that we're not satisfied with! The black outlines really set the piece off. I love that I found myself trying to "put the pieces together" to determine what the original artworks looked like! Very unique, and interesting art you've created here. Happy Weekend and Creating!

fromthepines said...

I love this idea Kellly - really cool how it turned out.

are you still in sketchbook project group? Havent seen you for a while!


RuffHaven said...

I love this idea. And I also love Janet's idea to use it as a jumping off point.

I'll let you know what I come up with.