The first project was collaging with newsprint.
Since I didn't have any newspapers on hand, I cut text out of a magazine, old book pages & a flyer. Print always makes me think of a city, so that's what I did.
After a bit of paint & collage, I finished the piece with some permanent marker.
The next page was completely my idea, spurred by a photo of a mosaic. I decided to make a collage using only "mosaic tiles" - small squares cut from red & turquoise paper.
I love how this turned out!
The next project I tried from Leland's book was a collage based on Matisse's work. I love Matisse - I saw his Jazz series at the Hamilton Art Gallery - the bright colours & bold cut-outs are hard to resist. After a little browsing online, I came across a collage piece from 1944 called Lagoon.
I love this piece! The colours are perfect & it feels mellow & happy to me. So first I tried reproducing this piece as closely as I could without actually copying it:
Click on THIS LINK to compare my collage to Matisse. I tried to keep the colour blocks the same, & free-handed the shapes to make it unique.
I think the black piece is my favourite - it reminds me of fronds of kelp.
This inspired me so much that I had to immediately make another collage based on Lagoon but completely my own:
If possible, I think I love this page even more than the others. I added in a celery green that I think works well & I just feel like it flows nicely.
What do you think?
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