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November 18, 2014 November 18, 2014

Filed under: Abstract,ATC's,Collage,Daily Post — lindahalcombfineart @ 7:09 am
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I am making good progress on ATC Christmas gifts for my family. I have headed in a new direction and have started making collages using patterns, colors, partial images from magazines, catalogs, pamphlets, travel procures. This idea was inspired by a beautiful background on the cover of the Artist’s Magazine. The background was a wallpaper that had beautiful color and design. It just jumped out and grabbed me! I combined it with a small painting of a single rose, a photograph of a zebra and a strip of color from an ad for sweaters. I tried to combine manmade and natural items and wanted a quirky, almost surrealist look. I’m going for FUN! I think it turned out very well…unlike my photo.

Collage 1 2014 ATC

Collage 1 2014 ATC

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October 9, 2013 October 9, 2013

Filed under: Daily Post,Drawings,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 5:15 am
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More quick – and these were REALLY quick – sketches done while visiting the Napa Valley. We were at the Rutherford Hills Winery and my daughter was involved in a wine tasting. Rather than sample I took my sketchbook outside and tried to capture the ancient olive trees on the property

Old Olive Tree - Rutherford Hills Vineyard

Old Olive Tree – Rutherford Hills Vineyard

and the roses growing near the winery building. Roses are frequently planted at the end of a row of grape vines because the early settlers each used a different rose to mark the boundary of their property. Even today a new vineyard may have a rose developed and planted to define the property. Pretty nifty…makes a beautiful environment.

Rutherford Hills Vineyard Rose

Rutherford Hills Vineyard Rose