Wallpaper and Fabric

 

This series involves some new and several older paintings which I have newly decorated by collaging wallpaper and/or fabric on the backgrounds.  

This is a drawing made on a collage of fabric attached to a multimedia board.  The drawing is freehand painted with black acrylic and highlighted with transparent white.


Kali On Fabric”                  Acrylic on Fabric Collage on All Media Board

This drawing on a fabric collage uses stamps plus multiple acrylic colors to establish harmony.


Blue Dancer”                  Acrylic on Fabric Collage on All Media Board

20” by 24”

This artwork is a joint effort with my sister, Carolyn Shay.  Carolyn created the background fabric collage and I added the drawing of the girl, following Carolyn’s line work for design.


Red Girl Reclining”          Acrylic on Fabric Collage on All Media Board

24” by 20”

A simple abstract design constructed of wallpaper completely revamped the look of this old painting.


Dance Class”                                           Wallpaper on Acrylic Painting

20” by 24”                                                      Multi Media Board

This whimsy painting became immediately more interesting when wallpaper and scrapbook paper were used to enhance the background.


A Leg Up”                                                          Acrylic Multi Media

20” by 24”                                                                      Multi Media Board

Wallpaper collaged in an abstract design both flattened and modernized the feel of this painting.


Pelican Pals”                                                          Acrylic & Wallpaper

24” by 20”                                                                      Multi Media Board

I liked this piece even before the enhancements, but the subtle design of the wallpapered background pulls the viewers eyes to all corners of the canvas.


Cellos ala Klimt”                                                 Acrylic & Wallpaper

20” by 24”                                                                      Multi Media Board

For me the geometric shapes so easily created with wallpaper make combining realism and whimsy easier.


Don’t be Cowed by a Chicken”                          Acrylic & Wallpaper

24” by 220”                                                                      Multi Media Board

Den Mother”                                                           Acrylic & Wallpaper

24” by 220”                                                                      Multi Media Board

The use of Wallpaper in the background and in the girl’s dress flattens the image and mades it more of a design.


The Hug”                                                          Acrylic & Wallpaper

24” by 220”                                                               Multi Media Board

Sisters ala Klimt”                                                      Acrylic & Wallpaper

24” by 220”                                                                         Multi Media Board