art ala cARTe – daily art – “Toy Soldiers” collage

“Toy Soldiers” is an original handcut mixed media collage, on 5”x7” heavy watercolor paper. Little lead soldiers from days gone by stand at the ready in this collage. A vintage map, game scoring sheet, and artist-painted papers create the landscape for them to march across. A pop of red text balances the work and lets … Read more art ala cARTe – daily art – “Toy Soldiers” collage

art ala cARTe – daily art – “Stepping Out” collage

“Stepping Out” is an original, handcut paper collage on 5″x5″ heavy watercolor paper. If you look at the pose of this vintage catalog gal, in her hat and suit, you see that she has some serious attitude. That is what drew me to her image and why I wanted to highlight her in this square … Read more art ala cARTe – daily art – “Stepping Out” collage

art ala cARTe – daily art – “Secrets” mixed media collage

“Secrets” is an original, handcut paper and mixed media collage on 5″x7″ matboard. Spent a whole day last weekend making painted papers for collage and had a blast playing with color and experimenting with mark-making. This background was one of those colorful little abstracts and I knew that the vibrant color would nicely offset some … Read more art ala cARTe – daily art – “Secrets” mixed media collage