Monday, October 5, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Maps

Beth is back on Mixed Media Monday with a new challenge for us - "maps". I have a bit of a crush on these collages with blended oil pastels at the moment, so I opted to do another one for this challenge. There are maps behind the man and woman, along with a compass, penny farthing bicycle etc. I fancy the couple are trying to find their way back together again :-) The piece is done on a 12.7 x 17.8 cm or 5 x 7 inch canvas board.

21 comments:

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful pastels blended with wonderful vintage images Diane- gorgeous collage!

haendi said...

Very cool, Diane. I love the colors. I can see why you are enjoying the oils right now.

Kristin said...

Hi Diane! Thank you for your kind comments - you are so gracious with your time, and we are all so lucky to have you as our host! I love your work - and this piece with the addition of the white circles is really beautiful. Thank you! :)

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Diane!!! I love this and the colours are wonderful...

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

aww how romantic and beautiful Diane! The depth to you canvases is really wonderful, such beautiful colors and images too!
I had to find you by way of the blogroll, the link did not work
Maybe it's time for me to hit the hay ;)

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Absolutely stunning, Diane...what a gorgeous piece of art. In response to your question as to where the lady and the children are going, I am not sure, but I think he was painting his wife and children. Apparently both the children died tho, if memory serves me correct. Sad. He was a teacher and an artist in the 1800's in the U.S. Hugs, Gayle.

LiveArt said...

What beautiful colours! Love it Diane, it's a wonderful vintage collage!!

Linda

Rein said...

Fabulous piece!

Moni said...

Eine sehr schöne Karte!

Amy said...

beautiful collage

Annette Q said...

What lovely colours Diane! I love using oil pastels in my work too:-)

Rhonda said...

Wonderful! Love the colours you have used and all of the underlying detail is lovely. Cheers!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, this is amazing, I love the colour scheme and the effec of the white circles! Great

ScrappyPam said...

Very cool piece - love it!

Anni's Art said...

Diane your map piece is fantastic in all way, love the pastels colors.

Janny said...

So gorgeous! Beautiful colours!

missy k said...

I love the effect you have created with the pastels.... I hope the couple find their way back together!

Karen

Yvonne said...

beautiful pastel with great colors. its so romantic.

Limar said...

What a beautiful piece :)

Betty said...

Love your collage,beautiful colors.

Glenda T. said...

wow, I love both of your MMM pieces, the colors are amazing!