Thursday, April 3, 2014

In My Head...

Hello friends!
What's in my head? A wild whirlwind of moments, emotions, travel experiences, interactions with people I meet and - always - a constant flow of inspirations and ideas. My head never stops. :)
Which leads me to the collage on canvas I'd like to show you today.


Once upon a time I created a collage like that - it was - and still is - very personal for me for many reasons and I'm feeling very grateful that so many of you are inspired by it. That's why I thought of sharing this idea in my new class.
I called this class "Daydreamer" and you can read its decription here. I will be teaching it May 31st at Art From The Heart in Harrogate, UK - read more. Will you join me to create some collage portrait with wind in our hair? :)



The idea is to take a very simple photograph and turn it into something extremely decorative with some personal message hidden in between all the layers.





I got carried away with black gesso this time. And I mean A LOT of it. ;)
I just love creating all sorts of Art Deco-ish textures with gel medium and my beloved texture tools. And of course I wouldn't be me if I didn't create completely new worlds with all sorts of embellishments - lace and both found objects and the ones of my own design.
To add all the colors I usually mix Primary Elements Artist Pigments with water and just spray my heart out. Plus some lovely Silks to add final touches here and there.
If you're curious, here's the list of some of the products I used:



I hope you like my portrait collage and feel tempted to create your own with me. :)
Lots of Springtime hugs, Friends!

30 comments:

Karen Garrard said...

OMG WOW! What a stunning piece. Thank you for sharing it with us. Karen.x

Ars DeGà said...

It's amazing, beautiful. I love it!
Sara

zveriok said...

Great as always!

Jeannette v.D. said...

It's absolutely stunning !! Love your work very much !!

Denise said...

Absolutely stunning! I love it!

Stéphanie Beauchemin said...

wish I could sign it online :( It's awesome!!

Sharon Y said...

This is fantastic! So much movement and texture. Love all the found objects and the comb like texture at the edges. Thanks for sharing.

Joanne said...

Yes I have wanted to know how to create like this for ages so hope to be on your workshop(s) in Sept

Ксения К. said...

Это просто супер! Я восхищаюсь вашими работами!

Corrie Herriman said...

Wonderful piece, love all the texture !
Corrie x

lilotte said...

The UK girls are very lucky to have this workshop,this is such a nice project !

MARCH said...

<3
corinne

agnés said...

Again, this is beautiful!

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Stunning!

Carol McCready said...

So beautiful. Wish I could join the class.

Amante del Papel said...

Fantastic and great job!

Véro said...

wahou, all these things in your head !!!
I love
Véro

SandyD said...

Stunning as usual. Have already signed up for Sun 1 June. Can't wait.

famillemarleau said...

It's stunning. I love your style. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

annekescardart said...

Wonderful piece of ART. Love THE color of it too. Anneke.
www.annekescardart.bogspot.com

Lisa Collins said...

I LOVE THIS! It is phenomenal!!!

Licho_Nie_Spi said...

Mushroom rules! :)

Asil said...

Thank you for sharing your art work! And thank you for two fantastic courses at Bikuben! I had so much fun and learnt so much! Can't wait to sit down and try it all out!!! Enjoy the rest of your stay in Norway! :)

PetraB said...

This is gorgeous.

suzieq23 said...

I am so so jealous. I wish I lived in the UK. I could visit you for the class, hang out with Dyan and the gang. This is one of my fave art pieces of yours. I have it and some of your others hung up all over my Sue-Dio. (my name is Sue, get it? "Sue-Dio" silly huh? Maybe one day you will come back to the Queens Ink and teach this class. I will def. be waiting.
Sue suzschultz23@aol.com

Margiù said...

I think that your canvas are amazing. I love all your projects. You are a great source of inspiration for me.
thank you!

Dianne H said...

LOVE your stunning creation. Lucky people doing that class.

Gabistella said...

As usual BEAUTIFUL !
I'm so glad for the Workshop in Pacy sur Eure.

Thanks and bises from France

Vilma

sandra de said...

This is stunning.

sara j said...

I don't even know what to say...this is so flippin' cool!!! you could get lost in the details for every, yet the initial image is so striking. I am in awe of your creativity!!!