I sold antiques and vintage goods for many years, and still have a stash of smaller things I like to add to my abstract collage paintings.
Pinwheels is an 18 x 24 in. mixed media and collage made with oil pastel, pencil, pastel, vintage sheet music, old crochet doilies, and a vintage jewelry fur clip. Since I knew I would be adding larger, heavier found objects in addition to the paper collage, I used a new, sturdy, masonite Ampersand Pastelboard for my support. Scraping and scratching into the various layers added extra texture. I tried to keep the colors as neutral as possible, but couldn't resist adding the velvety purple, creamy yellow green, and touches of red.
This painting makes me so happy! My funny husband called it A Trip To The Dentist (he had an appointment), but I named it Pinwheels after the pattern in the crochet. Since it is made with pastel and other materials that should not be touched, this painting will need to be framed under glass for display. Contact me if you are interested in buying this one or one like it.
I am having a great time playing with the combination of all sorts of mixed media and found object collage in my new Free Spirit series. It fits perfectly in with my commitment to using recycled materials to make new, upcycled and eco-friendly art whenever I can. And I love the story and sense of history an artwork takes on when vintage items are included!
See more of my work at my website www.beckyroeslerart.com. Buy original paintings and prints at my Saatchi shop and my Etsy shop. Be sure and sign up for my Insider's List so we can keep in touch. Feel free to like, comment, and share.
I obsessively make bold and vibrant abstract paintings. I can't help myself. It's just what I have to do. But I am passionate about art of all kinds, and I love to think, talk, and write about it, then share it with you. Please sign up for my Insider's List so we can keep in touch.