Thursday, 27 August 2015

PATCHWORK ART

Here is the story of how three pieces of not terribly exciting art turned into something a bit better.

The first piece is a watercolour and acrylic collage started for a challenge; it was fairly ho-hum although I liked the tulips at the top and the little bouncy bits at the bottom.



Took the tulips and gave them a make-over.



Next on the line was a muted watercolour.  It was OK but nothing special.



Slightly recoloured it with photo-editing


and kaleidoscoped it.


Then one of my holiday journal pages (pens, watercolour and inks) was given a bit of a ripple.



It was all collaged together




and recoloured to create the finished piece.....





Which of the two do you prefer? - the final warm version or the cool version?

I hope you enjoyed this little recycling trip.
Patchworkers do it with fabric, so why not do it with art?


Linking to
"Mix it Monthly", theme "Mixed Media Flowers"
and

52 comments:

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sheila, both versions are beautiful, I can't pick a favorite, you are very talented with photo editing and painting as well :) Have a great day, Shirleyxx

limmelon said...

I absolutely adore the hot tulips !! and the masterful squiggly writing down the side. You have a brilliant way of combining painting with photoshop. The hot one on balance, but the're both tremendous. Love it, Awesome !!

Valerie-Jael said...

I like both versions, but the first one with the purply colours is my fave. It's always good to re-use and re-create! Hugs, Valerie

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

So pretty, Sheila!

~*~Patty S said...

Picking a favorite would be difficult, but I do always seem to lean toward cool colors.
I immediately thought of a garden plot when I saw your first completed patchwork.
Both are really lovely Sheila.
Great recycling of your artwork along with your super photo editing skills!
oxo

Beo said...

Oh Sheila, that's terrific!! I love the contrast and - I have to say it here: I love the colors :)
You have created a wonderful stage for your small and characterful tulips. I wonder what
kind of show is going on here... But I'm sure they will get standig ovation at the end!!

johanna said...

i think i like the one with the hot Colors a tad better, but the cool one is wonderful, too. the red one maybe has a bit more of a glow... you are definitely a great photoshop-patchworker:)

Annie said...

Of course I'm leaning toward the red but I always so love lime. How cool that you compared your collage creation to quilting. I love it when you add squiggly writing to your art! The tulips glow so beautifully and showy. Great piece here!

peggy gatto said...

I really love what you created, fun !!!!

The Happy Whisk said...

Good to see you posting. Great images you've got here.

Sue Marrazzo said...

Nice! I like the cool a tad better!

kat said...

Your patch work art is so great, I really love the warm coloured piece the best, just because those warm colours are so rich and real favourites. The cooler version is gorgeous too, probably on a really hot day I would have chosen that one. Lots of fun and happy beautiful art, the colours bounce!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Magnifico!! I like them all; you are so very clever, but I do like the green (fave colour), best of all. Is that the 'cool colour' one? Lol, I always forget. Love your work anyways :D xo

Margik said...

Love all the different pieces together to get these interesting designs and colours. Both versions are fantastic, but this time my favorite is the second one, I like these cool colours. The tulips are super!

Tammie Lee said...

i love your art, each piece.
not only is it fun to look at but it looks fun to make!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I think I prefer the green as it reminds me of a garden plot with instructions written on the side. Cabbages and lettuces, flowers and an herb topiary are what I see. The hot version could be instructions for a crochet scarf just as easily. Which if I could crochet I would try to make! Really wonderful melding of disparate elements. xox

Wanda said...

This was very fun.....both are really nice, but I just was drawn to the green one. Perhaps because I love plants and my birthstone is emerald.

Ritu Dua said...

Wow that was quite some fun...Love all the bright cheerful colors you have used :)

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Christine said...

very creative work! I like the warm version.

Suman Pandit said...

You are a magician Sheila !! I really love the warm version ...and the tulips !!

sirkkis said...

Wonderful art pieces! I love both of them, but prefer this time the colours of the first one.
Love your tulips. Great art, Sheila.
Happy PPF xx

Nic McLean said...

what a clever idea! I think both pieces are beautiful but the warm colours speak to me more - I think I get enough 'cool' up here in Scotland that I love warm earthy tones to make me think of heat!

Giggles said...

Oooh I LOVE both of them!! The purple looks like gorgeous velvet fabric... very bohemian and the green well I love purple and green so I could see a whole quilt with these pieces married together!! Lovely work!

Hugs Giggles

Sharon Fritchman said...

You are so creative, Sheila! I love the way you collaged your art into the completed piece! I love both colors so much, but the green one is definitely my favorite! You are a genius, my friend! And I want to thank you so much for your wonderful visit to my blog, too! HUGS!!!!

Faye said...

Awesome transformation, Sheila. Very creative.

Neesie said...

Fascinating to see the recreation of this piece. It just shows how you should never give up on a painting... if you don't like something then have a go at changing it. It's got a 50/50 chance. Yours certainly worked. I love blue's so the cool version would be my favourite although I like to be warm ;D
Happy PPF to you and thanks for sharing your creation.

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

As a former (and still-sometimes) quilter, I love these *pieces!*

Linda Kunsman said...

clever and creative-I love your patchwork art remake! My favorite is the first one because those are my fave colors. Happy PPF!

Pia Rom said...

OMG How exciting to see you creating all the bits and pieces into your finished work! I so love to follow you along! My favorite one is the magentapiece only because you asked! So inspiring to bring older art into newer work! Thanks alot! http://mix-it-monthly.blogspot.de

sharon said...

Beautiful! I love the warm coloured one, no the cool one, heck they are both wonderful. Lovely creative work.

My name is Erika. said...

I like the cool version, but I enjoy cool colors! I think all of your pieces are very fun!

janie said...

Hello Sheila I love your journey to create two amazing end pieces, I saw the first one and thought 'wow' then the second even bigger 'wow' both are really good. It is incredible what you accomplish, you are a true creative 😀😀

Linda said...

Sheila, you are incredibly talented! I love all the photos and very much enjoyed the process! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Moira Anne Dickson said...

Brilliant, I love them both, probably the warm one if pressed for a decision. I really like your tulips and kaleidoscope they go really well together. I liked that you'd used your holiday list as well what a great idea. I tried your Tuxpi it's great fun, thanks for sharing. Mx

Rita said...

I love the patchwork!

LonettA said...

What pretty tulips! And I love the two pieces you created with them! Beautiful colour schemes!
Hugs, Annette

Shannon McGee said...

I like the warm colored collage the most. Very nice. :-)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Amazing collage, I do love the warm one, very clever use of all the bits you had.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Victoria said...

How gorgeous and visually mesmerizing.! OH I love it all! I love tulips they are magical..your art always sparks me with energy and carries such a wonderful vibrancy and feeling to it all! Fantastical pieces!! Shine on!
Victoria

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Cool! I love the way you blended elements from the 3 pieces and like them both, but my favorite version is the one with the reds, purples and pinks. Blessings!

Laney said...

Oh I don't know! I love them both! This was a fun project to read about!

Electra said...

I wish I had the discipline to visit here every day, because when I do, my inner child is so happy! Thank you for your endless talent, my friend.

Karin said...

wow, very creative, love both pieces!
Groetjes Karin

ULKAU said...

Hi Sheila, you've done quite a fascinating patchwork image. I especially like the arrangement of the individual paintings. It has become super cool and I love both results equally,
You are a master of combining handmade with digital processing.
Greetings from Ulrike

denthe said...

wow, very well done! You make it sound so easy..... I like both versions, with a slight preference for the green one.

GlorV1 said...

Wow Sheila, awesome work! Love them all. You did a great job.

Jackie said...

I love seeing the different stages you work goes through until you are happy with it, Sheila. My preference would be for the warm version, but both look really good. I also like the three pieces that were transformed. Jx

Evergreen Mo said...

Cant decide. Both colours are lovely. I like the way you have recycled paintings into a digital masterpiece. Very interesting to see the different stages. Once again in awe of your skills

Nancy B said...

Oh my, you are so talented to turn that into this! And it would be so hard to choose. Both look wonderful with the black background!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Great transformations on all this Sheila! Lovely endresult.. I would prefer the warm variation !
oxo
Susi

Fodie Ann said...

Sheila, this is a LOVELY blog, and my firm favourite is the warm one! I like it for the dark, mysterious background, the vibrant colours of the tulips and the purple, squiggley ladder on the right, leading . . . . . . who knows where? And lots of other bright colours too! What a load of comments from the others! Hugs

stefanie stark said...

Wow, this is impressing! I love both versions! I's a like magic looking folk art and beloved pictures from a wonderful children's picture book! Your art is wonderful!