Here you see my collage with an acrylic paint background
in an old hardback book
using this photograph of a Kamehameha butterfly as inspiration
for Museum of Simple Things, an online art journal course:
The objective of Museum of Simple Things art e-course
is just to create a quick visual impression of the
shapes and colors,
not to create an exact duplicate of the photo that inspires me.
Here I painted and glued on pages in old hardback book
that were adhered together with white gesso then thoroughly dried.
I began the composition with the intention of painting the butterfly as inspired by the photograph
which I found in
a recent AAA magazine.
But I get my kicks from collage not paint so
got out my collection of cool magazine
pages and when to town.
Most of the shapes are scraps that I glued down in a symmetrical manner.
~Cheryl Gee rarely paints but instead prefers cutting paper and reassembling it for her art. The Museum of Simple Things was a course in which she had to work outside her comfort zone by painting in an old hardback book from photos.
~This post will be shared at Mary Walker Designs' Show Me What You've Got Wednesdays and Artysville's Glue It Tuesdays.