“I can’t draw a straight line”

Many people say "I can't draw a straight line" - this is a great starting point, because there are very few in nature (except the horizon).  Have you tried the freedom of collage? Watch Rebecca Maloney collage a landscape, from a few lightly pencilled guide marks, using coloured paper from magazines.  And yes, she makes it …

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Paint and Collage: warmup exercise

Robert Burridge (Bob Blast) makes energetic, simple you-can-do-this collage exercises. Try this one, demonstrated in under 7 minutes.  It's splashy, instinctive fun and results in a simple abstract. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZReCleCAMSg Materials used: black and white photocopies, a canvas or board surface, gel medium (used as 'acrylic' glue), generous wide brush, a favourite colour of acrylic paint, …

Kaleidoscopic mixed media – Jill Ricci (NY)

Just met Jill's work this morning, and I'm a fan. Jill Ricci’s one of a kind collages immediately stand out with their unique and playful shapes & figures.  - http://www.artisticmoods.com "I am exploring the place between “high art” and popular culture, text and image, figuration and abstraction, past and present, and two and three-dimensional space." …