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Monday, May 13, 2013

Even the Leaves Dance

It really does seem as though everything I've been doing in the last couple of years is somehow synthesizing in my art right now. These pieces are truly mixed media--this one has collage, paint, pencil, pastels, watercolos, and colored pencils--and is totally intuitive in that I start by writing a phrase (either from my head or from some of my found poetry) and then just start putting paint and collage materials together--No plan or pre-sketching. I'm including more of my own drawings, and adding not only physical texture (torn and braille paper) but also drawn texture with some zentangle-inspired patterns...

Feels like things are really coming together...

7 comments:

Lynn Cohen said...

Karen, this is really quite beautiful!

Paper rainbow said...

Love the sheet music showing through and the soft muted colours, thanks for your sweet comments btw :)

Faye said...

Karen, this is so pretty. I love the gorgeous way the colors complement each other.

A Creative Harbor said...

Exquisite piece of mixed media art ~ I love the integrated results ~ beautiful ^_^

denthe said...

Love the soft look of this ....

kat said...

Hello Karen I love these colors, your sweet bird and the feel to this piece, very lovely!

Jem said...

Wow! Your art is really beautiful!! I took one art class this past semester and I really enjoyed it but I've never been much good! You are talented! :)