Sunday, November 13, 2005

"Citrus Scented Samba", an Original Collage Painting

This piece is purely about the rich, vibrant colors and the geometry of the shapes as the colors interact. The first step in creating this piece was hand painting colorful dyes onto Strathmore Bristol Board. The dye paintings were created intuitively using abstract expressionist techniques. Then I used the hand dyed paintings as the base on which to create spin paintings using Lumiere Metallic Paints by Jacquard Products. Then I collaged the pieces together on a piece of plain white bristol board to form the final composition you see here.

The name was an afterthought, and I chose it because I think this art evokes feelings of hot summer in Rio, dancing to rhythmic music, and luschious tropical drinks with a squeeze of lime...
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