Monday, 19 January 2015

Day 19 - Sewn Collage

8"x8" on Watercolour Paper
Thinking back to my theme of "boundaries", I reflected that some of the boundaries in the landscape are caused by natural elements, such as mountains, rivers and the coastline. 

Today's painting needed some horizontal lines, so I tore papers and fabric into thin strips and sewed them to the painted/collaged surface. I knocked back some areas to the right and that gives a good contrast to the left-hand side.

I love all the frayed edges in this piece.

15 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

I lOVE this...I had one of my collage students do this. It is so cool in person! WELL DONE!

Andersson Blue Design said...

Somehow I have a very calm feeling when I look at this painting although there is a lot going on.
I went to walk to one forest yesterday and your painting reminds me of that forest (I went to check out one available house there) and there was a river too. Beautiful textures.
Greetings, Andersson Blue

Rolina said...

Thanks Andersson Blue, I think horizontal lines are calming and the colour blue (which I am very fond of). Your walk sounds lovely!

Rolina said...

Thanks Sue, I am glad you are teaching such great techniques to other students, they will love it, I am sure.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

ooh really like the horizontal lines:d nice contrast with the vertical blue :)

Kathleen Mattox said...

I'm beginning to see why you were attracted to my paintings and why I'm attracted to yours. When I studied this one just now, it was so odd because I was just thinking to myself that I would do an "aerial" view map of Sanger for the next painting (or more) and that I might sew paper or fabric onto my WC paper! And here you are, stitching on a "map". I often do pieces that are somehow "gridded" and map like, usually as seen from above. I have been studying a few more of your works each day and immensely enjoying the process!

Rolina said...

Thanks Jennifer, I really enjoyed sewing them (although I am slightly scared of my sewing machine)!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

why??

Rolina said...

It is a bit unpredictable and seems to have a mind of it's own, Jennifer, but we are getting to know each other gradually!

Rolina said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Kathleen! Your work hit me in the guts, it felt so perfect for me. I love your idea of doing an aerial view of Sanger and the sewing - maybe you can use maps too!

April Rimpo said...

Very cool. Love the look and all the textures you have captured in this.

Rolina said...

Thanks April!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

It was wonderful to look through your blog and see your challenge paintings, Rolina! I absolutely love your new one with the sewn areas - fantastic!

Cagley Art said...

Rolina,
The stitched areas lend a whole different feel. Lovely!

Sandy Sandy said...

I love this with the applied material with frayed edges and stitching. So soothing and inspiring, Roilina.