Latest print, Glacier, in a frame.
I have been wanting to meld my photography with my illustrative works for awhile now. I didn't think it was going to happen anytime soon until I was about half way through my latest work, Glacier. As you know, I love layering textures and patterns, and I was looking to add something to the composition in the upper right area. The light blue cloud reminded me of a clear, crisp day in the mountains, and all of a sudden, I thought of this peak that I captured while driving thru central Oregon. Within moments, I had the image printed and cut out.
The drawing component was complete before I started adding photographic elements, so I had to be very precise in fitting the photographic images into the picture. Good thing I was once a teacher and had to cut a gazillion shapes out of paper! For the rest of the evening, I went into a collage trance. I found cutting and pasting to be very therapeutic, like crocheting. I had so much fun with it, I'm looking forward to starting my next collage piece.
I thought it was timely that I found this bear sculpture after finishing the Glacier piece. The first time I ever spotted a bear in the wild was at Glacier National Park. I was a young girl, and it was the highlight of my trip.
Just like the wooden whale, I have plans for painting this guy. Not sure how I'm going to work around the deep grooves, but I'm always up for a good art challenge.
And finally, one more wood panel piece that was added to my Etsy shop. This one is titled Red Mountains.