Monday, January 21, 2013

Collage, Paper Poppy, by Kim Blair


Paper Poppy
8x8
collage on acid free paper


The name of this collage, 'Paper Poppy' (shown here in a close-up photo along with another shot showing how the collage sits on the page) seems fitting since poppy petals often resemble crinkled crepe paper.  This piece was created from a photo I snapped a few summers ago of a gorgeous peachy pink toned bloom with royal blue pollen hugging an olive green center.   Nestled beside fuzzy green foliage this poppy plant needed to be staked in a wire garden hoop in order to support the profusion of blooms swaying in a gentle summer breeze.

I like the soft, feminine feel of this collage.

(If you click on the image you can see the bits of rice paper adding even more texture to the pastel petals.)

Yes, all this came from my magic shoe box...

* (Maybe for sale in the future)



2 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

VERY NICE WORK!!!

mary maxam said...

another beauty! I really like the way the orange and green are the same value, it creates a kind of shimmer!