Friday, November 4, 2016


i painted a series of faces using backgrounds that

i painted with a solid acrylic color





this week i attended a friends collage class.

the theme was landscapes.




this is the view i see on my daily walks.

i have painted it, drawn it, sketched it 

but have not been satisfied with the outcome





i did like the results of the collage.






another view along the same walk.





and the collage.  






a friend sent this to me on her trip along the 

 california coast to big sur.  i have been along this 

spectacular drive many times so could almost feel

the curves in the road, the roaring ocean, the craggy 

rocks. 






the collage.






another big sur photo.






i almost felt like i was along for the ride!



i visited the uncommon threads exhibit at 

the fowler gallery at ucla.  here are a few 

pieces for your enjoyment.  























thank you for your visit! 

i enjoy your comments and feedback on my weekly posts.

today i am linking to paint party friday where an inspiring 

group of fellow artists post their weekly work.



do you have any weekend plans?

i plan to attend several at events and will share next week.
















25 comments:

  1. Wonderful collage art, and the photos from the thread exhibition are wonderful. I have been doing a lot of museum visiting these past week, too. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Hello Valerie, It is lovely to hear about your week. I hope you posted about your museum visits. I am hoping over to see you now.
      ~~ Irene

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  3. great post filled with arty inspiration! I am loving your scenic collages. I am working on a few myself for the new monthly theme of "collage" over at Susi and Valerie's Art Journal Journey. If you haven't done so yet you should link this post over there:)Happy PPF!

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    1. Hi Linda, I look forward to seeing your collages and will visit Valerie's. Thanks!
      ~~ Irene

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  4. I love your new collages, and it looks like you had fun.
    Thanks for sharing the Fowler exhibit, lots of eye candy!
    Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow?

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    1. Hi Jacki, You're so right! I had fun! It was great to see you yesterday. Even if we had to sit through a lecture like little kids in a classroom. I would have gotten into so much trouble if I knew you then. xo

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  5. The faces have a very cool retro feel. They look great.
    Happy PPF
    Emma

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    1. I have not thought about the retro feel but you are right! Thanks for your comments.
      ~~ Irene

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  6. Lovely creations ~ such variety of expression ~ delightful ~ thanks!

    Wishing you a fun weekend ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you Carol! Weekends zip by too quickly!
      ~~ Irene

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  7. Your walk looks like my walk along the Esplanade. Great collage work...

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    1. Might be on in the same walk :) Thanks for visiting and for your comments, Bea.
      ~~ Irene

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  8. I love this super post. Your acryl portrets are beautiful and the landscape paitings are gorgeous. I like your style. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos, too.
    Happy weekend xx

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    1. Thank you Sirkkis. Your comments are much appreciated.
      ~~ Irene

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  9. Ahh yes been on that road by Big Sur many times myself. I just love the face in the solid colors. The collages are amazing. You are so fortunate to be close to so many art galleries, museums and exhibits. Thanks for sharing these.

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    1. Hello Nicole, So. Cal is rich in galleries and museums. I forget how fortunate I am to have access to them. But I do love to share what I can. xo
      ~~ Irene

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  10. Beautiful. I especially love the first 2 collages, it looks so different and yet it still is very recognizable.

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    1. Thank you for your visit today, Denthe. Being the creator, I can't always tell which look the same or different. Your comments intrigue me.
      ~~ Irene

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  11. Thanks for taking us to the exhibition.
    And your collages are full of interest
    Have a good weekend

    Much love...

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    1. I am glad that you enjoyed the exhibit this week! Thanks for visiting.
      ~~ Irene

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  12. beautiful art and a beautiful view as well!

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    1. Thank you for your comments, Julie!
      ~~ Irene

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  13. Love those first faces just terrific, very unique too..all the collages are wonderful. Loved all the museum photos as well...thanks so much for sharing those. All so inspirational today!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thanks so much Giggles. I'd love to know sometime how you got your (nick)name, if it's something you share?
      ~~ Irene

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