I’m taking 30 Days of Collage with Stephanie Levy. This is my third time taking this class! I really like the collage prompts and the push to do them within 30 days. Though, this time around, I’m not doing a very good job of keeping up… Today is day 17 and I’ve only done one collage so far! Boo. Hoo. It’s ok. I’m not beating myself up over it. This is the first week I’ve had free time to devote to collage. So, this week, I’m taking the class prompts and going with my collage whim and creating in the order that I wish!
Yesterday, I created a black and white collage. Always a challenge for me ’cause I work with bold color and pattern all the time.
I find it interesting that lately I’ve been attracted to grey tones. I’ve been doodling and drawing with greys. It’s weird! Maybe all the rainy days we’ve had this month have rubbed off on my conscience. So, I decided to use grey tones in the black and white collage. I like how it turned out!
After cutting out the grey shapes for the black and white piece, I noticed the negative space in the sheet of grey paper was quite nice. I decided to play around with the left over pieces of grey paper to create another collage. But this time, I had to add some color!!!
I keep a pile of painted papers on hand for use in collage or drawing or whatever fancies me. I chose a paper that I had painted with bright warm colors. I used the left over grey shapes and created some new ones for this collage. I really like the warm and cool colors together. And the pop of lime is just yummy!
The piece is too big for my scanner so I scanned it in two sections and I like how each section turned out to be a nice composition all on it’s own!
I really enjoy creating paper collages. I could sit and cut out paper shapes all day long. If Henri Matisse were alive today, I think we’d be BFF’s!
Collage something today… begin with just black and white and see where it takes you!