Friday, 7 March 2014

Seascape






 I have been toying with the idea of making a triptych, three panels joined to form one piece of artwork.
As you can see I didn't stop at three, I got a little carried away and stretched to four. I have been producing faces all of February for the 29 face challenge so really wanted to go for something more abstract.



The collaged panels are covered with papers, modelling paste, gesso and  paint.




As always my colours are brighter and more vibrant than the colours of my inspiration photographs, I take photographs as a starting point and they help me visualise what I would like to achieve.


 The colours on the photo above are more similar to the finished piece, for some reason the camera didn't pick up the blues as brightly on the finished piece photo.
 As you may notice I have several bits and bobs going on on the workbench at the moment!

The seascape panels are around 30cmx10 and collaged onto wood they are individual pieces so can be separated like this...





But I like like them together...


mix it monthly


I changed the colour with a pixlr filter to link up to mix it monthly where there is an abstract theme for the month. I actually really love the golden tones and think I need to get busy on four more panels using this colour combination!

Linking up  also to Paint party Friday where artists exchange ideas and inspiration.

29 comments:

  1. Gorgeous serene panels! I feel the peace within this artwork! Seems like a cathartic scene!
    I imagine one could easily meditate while looking at this lovely piece!

    Hugs Giggles

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  2. Lve the panels, and how you have painted them. I like the effects of dividing pictures into several parts, it makes a diffenent focal point each time. Valerie

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  3. They look wonderful all together, so inspirational. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I don't think I've seen four panels before - perhaps it's a 'quadtych'. Whatever it would be called it is really lovely and I imagine it catches the light beautifully in 'real life'. Colour is so much brighter in our imaginations, and your colours really glow. I love all four up together, but the separate panels have their own special magic.

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  5. I like them together too. But individually if they were on card they would make lovely book marks.

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  6. I can hear the scream of the seagulls and the waves hitting the shore...you make me nostalgic of the Riviera...
    I spied a couple of new interesting pieces on the table near the beautiful quadriptych...will you show them to us soon? :)

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  7. what a beautiful scene!! Love how the photos inspired your art. Happy PPF!

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  8. A place to escape to…gorgeous work Morag! Like Giggles, I too get a feel of deep meditation and renewal. Always a pleasure and inspiration to see your work.

    Annabelle : )

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  9. I like them together too! It's like a story, maybe because it reminds me of a storyboard? :) It's beautiful Morag!
    Jess xx

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  10. Your triptych plus one is a beautiful set of art works. Gorgeous colors.

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  11. Wonderful exciting brave process and dynamite outcome! HPPF!

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  12. Morag...yay...how stunning! I love the 4 symbolic panels...so breathtaking...very meditative with the seascape theme...entrancing and full of beauty and hidden dreams and journeys flying within it..Beautiful -colorful work...pure awesomeness! A joy to visit your magical world!
    Victoria

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  13. Your four -panelled piece is quite interesting , have a nice Friday

    Much love...

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  14. Greenery, water, sky and birds ..beautiful....., beautiful scene! Love your imagination with triptych...or I say four panels.

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  15. Great fourtych is beautiful and the gold and green tones you added to the two outside panels really make it snap.

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  16. The four pieces look grand together, apt for a majestic subject like the sea,, the vastness and the movement truly brought out the essence.

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  17. So beautiful! I love it, lots of wonderful motion, gorgeous!

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  18. I've been toying with that idea as well, but still didn't do it .... Your paintings look awesome seperately, and together even more. Love the texture you achieved.

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  19. These are wonderful! I love that your colours are more vibrant than the actual photos - that is what artistic licence is all about and I love adding colours that aren't necessarily 'there' in real life!

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  20. So gorgeous to see the inspiration foto from which you start to build up to the end painting!! AMAZING with all its texture and details!!! looks like so much work with all the papers put together...your paintings always makes me marveling and I am glad you paint with us on Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

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  21. hmm..sorry to be late. it looked like i commented by my little memory told me I hadn't seen your latest work. Love it, of course :) and I love that you got carried away and did not stop at three. I am still doing faces, don't know what 's got into me. Have a lovely week.

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  22. Gorgeous piece and beautiful inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

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  23. Such beautiful colors and how beautiful your inspiration is too!

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  24. I really like the seascape - four panels seems perfect to me. The 'mix it monthly' version is wonderful, too. It's interesting to play around with colors on the computer to come up with new ideas or to test them out; it has certainly worked for you here.

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  25. Awesome transformation of layers and colors, striking!!!

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  26. Wonderful paintings! I like the changes you made with the filter too! Adds a golden glow :)

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  27. Fantastic as always, love the four of the panels together. xox

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