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Month: April 2018

The Lovely Blues – A 3D Collage

The Lovely Blues – A 3D Collage


Staying with the lovely blues for the moment, my latest Assemblage Canvas is also one of my largest single canvases to date. Although there are several lines of paint that I adore and use regularly, this particular line, Finnabair’s Art Alchemy Impastos, has been capturing my imagination in a big way. Mostly I work with their blues and a medium green but other colors are often seen in my completed work as well. Now to share the Lovely Blues with you!

The Lovely Blues

When I started this Assemblage canvas, the only direction in my head was to strive for extravagant beauty using this combination of blues and green. The large flower (that is sitting on an overturned ashtray) would serve as my focal point. I realized I had all sorts of vintage items to include in this work… including that large flower which originally was a decorative element for a chandelier.

Measuring 14″ x 14″, it’s slightly larger than my usual offerings. Texture plays an important role with a background built from multiple coats and spritzes of paint and waxes over several stencil designs utilizing both dimensional paste and plaster paste. A layer of fabric further enhances this intricate background.

Just what is Assemblage? It’s the creation of a larger art piece from smaller objects. Best described as a 3D collage on canvas, my assemblage art pieces contain numerous vintage “found objects” as well as newer embellishments. This Assemblage Canvas contains around 120 found objects or newer elements making its depth 1.50″.

Here those vintage found objects include two brooches, chandelier flowers and crystals, pearl collar, pearl purse, ashtray, various bracelet links, imitation coins, 1980s jewelry makings, assorted beads, beaded necklace, and large brass button.

Newer elements include the bird, branches, beads, filigreed rounds, shell, various metal rounds, shield, numerous leaves, hearts, roses, berry wreath, bark, cabochons, word charm, decorative metal pieces, square tiles, stars, and wings.

Hangers are attached and, while I prefer the no-frame look, this Assemblage Art piece is ready for framing. It will also display nicely on a large desk easel.

Dimensions: 14.0″ x 14.0″ x 1.50″

All Assemblage Art pieces sold at Art Creations by Vicky are original works from artist Vicky Hensley.