Monday, July 5, 2010

Completed Collage - Peaches and Summer Cherries


5x11 inches, paper collage

I finally finished the paper collage I did for the Inspiration All Around Us challenge.  As I mentioned in my last post, my idea was to create a paper collage with a watercolor under painting in complimentary colors, and to let those colors show through.  In general, I like the results, and will try more collages with this technique.  I like my color choices, though the yellow table cloth is close to the peach in value and hue.  I also like the bits of background color peeking though, and the textures in the vintage papers and maps I ripped up and cut to create the composition.  I tried to have some papers with no printing, so it wasn't too busy, and I think that worked too.  The peach on the left is my least favorite, perhaps because I tried to do too much shading.  Still, it was a good experience, and I am satisfied with how it turned out.

10 comments:

Dana Marie said...

I love this! Great piece!

laura said...

It's fantastic, Sherry--I especially love the teal line around the cherries and the highlights, but the qwhole thing is just lovely!

JoAnn said...

Love it! Your cherries are wonderfully rendered.

J

Renee Brennan said...

Looks like it was fun to do. I like it!!

Angela said...

Wow, I love this so unique and special.

Dancing Brush by Cheri said...

Beautiful, creative work! And, thanks for showing your process. I think you succeeded in using the complementary colors to create the dazzle.

Sharon said...

Beautiful! I love it, Sherry.

Liana Yarckin said...

this is sooooooo fun!!!!! i just love it!

dining room table said...

I never thought that collage can be that appealing. I once tried to make collage; I can't understand what I do. I wish I can do what you can do.

Jennifer Lawson said...

This is fantastic Sherry. I saw it and it stopped me—so creative. Great interpretation and just a wonderful collage.