Collage with Parisian paper on gouache on Arches cold press paper (5x6)Click here to buy!
This work is the first in a series I am doing involving paper silhouettes on gouache backgrounds. This is available on my Etsy site as a mounted canvas print with finished edges (no frame is necessary!). It can also be printed on paper - just contact me if you're interested.
I found this special orange paper on a trip to Paris in the fabulous basement stationery department of Printemps department store. That place is magical to me! I have kept the paper for a few years before conscripting it into one of my projects.
My beloved grandmother was a big fan of silhouettes and was after me years ago, before they were back in vogue, to create some. I honestly thought she was crazy and that her age was taking it's toll on her mind! How wrong I was! Now after her passing 3 years ago, I finally took her advice to heart - better late than ever, eh? Bluish-aqua was one of her favorite colors and she had an all orange bathroom with silhouettes when I was little. Amazing how your surroundings seep into your consciousness and can influence your tastes, even years later. Grandma BB, this is for you!
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