Well, with spring approaching I've been busy working on a new spring series. I've been invited to show my pieces for a Big Brothers & Big Sisters Auction in Portland, Maine. And I've been asked to show my work at a gallery in Surf City, NJ.
Therefore, I've been working, working, working! Every time I finish one of these I want to be close my eyes and time travel back to the beach. I can't wait for our summer vacation to Ogunquit, Maine.
Anyhow, I hope they take you out of this cold weather and back to sunny warm days.
Sun. Fun. Young.
I finally finished my first mixed media on reclaimed wood. Very excited to share. I'm calling it 'lively lives.' The neat thing about every buoy is that it represents a fisherman's family.
This is a lobster shack found in York, Maine. I photographed it a couple of years ago.
I'm so thrilled to have obtained some reclaimed wood from Maine. First of all, it's my favorite place to vacation. Second, my mixed media collages are inspired by the colorful and aged wood of this area.
I mean how cool is it to actually be using vintage reclaimed wood that could have been on an old farm house, fishing shack, or barn for years. The history behind that is amazing.
Therefore, I thought I'd share my most recent mixed media piece with the world. Here are some process photos. Enjoy!
This is after I've cut it and pieced it together.
Below is the back assembly.
Now, I've pieced together my lobster shack and am beginning to place in the buoys.
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