Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Website updated! Check it out - http://www.karolyn.biz

Here is one of my watercolors that I just added.

Title: "Lots of Spots" 15" x 22"  watercolor on paper.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Abstract Collage Workshop

Date: Oct. 29th
Location: Raven’s Wish Gallery, 101 West Milwaukee Street, Janesville WI

Time: 10 am – 3:30 pm

Fee: $50
 Registration limited to 8 participants.

This workshop will focus on the elements of design – color, line, shape, value, texture, etc. with specific discussion on cruciform, grid and stripe formats. The session will include a demonstration, plenty of time for individual creativity and optional one-on-one coaching by the instructor. Attendees are encouraged to create a collage using favorite papers, including old letters, maps, music, old book pages, ticket stubs, hand decorated papers, textured papers, magazine pages, brown grocery bags, newspaper, etc.
Demonstration will include:

·         Altering magazine pages for use in collage

·         Composing and assembling an abstract collage

·         Adding text and/or embellishments to a collage

Attendees can expect to create 2 small (approximately 5” x 5”) or 1 medium size (approximately 10” x 10”) pieces of art.

Karolyn Alexander is a Whitewater, WI artist who has been painting with watercolors, mixed media and collage for over 13 years. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

"Lake Country" - 10" x 10" collage on 140 lb watercolor paper. Started March 2016 and finished this month! Collage process includes coating both sides of each collage paper with polymer medium and using a tack iron to assemble the collage. Thank you to Laura Lein-Svencner for sharing this technique in her workshop in Janesville, WI - July of 2015.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

"The Beat Goes On #3" - 5" x 5" collage on 140 lb watercolor paper. Started in April 2016 and finally moved to the "finished" box!


My goal for Sept 2016 is to finish some of the many painting starts that I have in my studio. Collage on paper and acrylic on paper or canvas.


Monday, July 18, 2016

On-line Collage Workshop

Here are my first two collages. We were to use only three magazine pages, some of which were altered. All were coated with polymer on both sides to be used as our collage papers. The size is small, 4" x 4" each.

 I used the same 3 paper on the 2 collages.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

On-Line Collage Workshop with Laura Lein-Svencner

I am participating in an on-line collage workshop with Laura Lein-Svencner. We will use polymer medium coated papers and a tack iron to assemble the collage. The challenge for me will be to limit my paper choices to altered magazine pages. Here are papers after altering but before being coated with polymer medium. I used National Geographic magazines.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

My first blog post

This is my first blog post! At this point I am not quite sure what I am doing so I appreciate the patience of anyone reading this. 
I enjoying reading blogs of other artists and seeing photos of their artwork.

This is one of my favorite paintings titled "Midnight in Paris". It is acrylic and collage on watercolor paper. The collage papers are from a French-English dictionary and also papers that I brought back from a trip to Paris.