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January 29, 2010  •  0 Comments

The New Face Of Finchley Paper Arts 2010

"Awakening" Bookmark"

Look for our new ad in Somerset Studio in the May/June Issue.

Ok so here goes...  If someone had told me a year ago I would actually have a blog, I would have laughed at them.  English was never my best or favourite subject in school and I think I skipped out of every oral presentation I had to do!   Geography and the Arts were always my passion and still are today.

I hope to be able to share with you my view of the colours and textures I've seen in this world.

It is amazing that each continent definitely has a "colour combination palette" that we associate with it, but they can be easily blended harmoniously if we only take the time and imagination to do so.

We would like to introduce to you "Finchley Global Colour Combinations" ~ "Colour Palettes"

With each art piece we will try and create a colour combination palette, in the hope that you may also want to use it.  It always takes me ages (sometimes days) to pick out just the right vintage document, photo etc for a new piece, background colours generally are several layers deep to obtain the right hue..... and then changed again.  Each layer has its own story to tell as well.  I have many canvases started but never finished...

From each palette one can create unlimited art pieces, handmade or digital.  The colour formulas are in RGB and listed beside each colour for easy reference.

Colour Palette #4 ~ "Afternoon Tea At The Kasbah"

Artwork:  Polaroid Transfer on Watercolour Paper.

Inspirations:

  1. Polaroid transfer of Patrick Dunbar Antiques front yard, Taos New Mexico.
  2. Inspirations row from left to right - Polaroid transfer of an Indian Door.
  3. Finchley Poem.

I am from an exotic land.

I am the door and pillars from an ancient Kasbah.

I have housed many generations,  from pilgrims to armies to harems to princes.

I have heard the laughter, the orders and the whispers throughout time and felt the touch of hands.

4) Polaroid transfer of an Indian Door

Colour Palette: Created from the inspiration pieces.

Colour Palette #5 ~"South Indian Musician"

Artwork:  Digital Collage.

Inspirations:

  1. Top far right.  Luminious paper with vintage Benares Temple engraving overlay.
  2. Inspirations row from left to right - Vintage bank document. Finchley reproduction of vintage documents coming soon.
  3. Finchley Photoshop brush. Brush sets on CD coming soon.
  4. Scan of a 1800's Lantern Glass slide. Sometimes black and white is just as dramatic as the original colour slide.
  5. Finchley Photoshop brush. Brush sets on CD coming soon.

Colour Palette: Created from the inspiration pieces.

Colour Palette #6 ~ "The Journey~Invisible Tattoos Of Life"

Artwork:  Digital Collage.

Inspirations:

  1. Top far right. Vintage Egypt Map.
  2. Inspirations row from left to right - Vintage North African Postcard.
  3. Finchley photo of early morning camel safari, Zagora Morocco. Available in Collage sheets Blue Morocco and Finchley Flash.
  4. Photoshop brush.

Colour Palette: Created from the inspiration pieces.

January 15, 2010  •  0 Comments

Finchley Colour Palettes #1~3

Colour Palette #1~ "Stolen Moments" 

Artwork:  Digital Collage

You could easily create a similar mixed media collage´╗┐using luminious colour washes, black and white photos, vintage documents, letters and transparencies.

Inspirations:

  1. Top far right - Luminious paper.
  2. Inspirations row from left to right - Ziegfeld Girl Billie Dove photo.
  3. Finchley European Post Collage page.
  4. Photoshop brush ( Finchley Photoshop Brush Sets coming soon as  a new product !)
  5. Finchley Sepia Documents Collage page.

Colour Palette: Created from the inspiration pieces.

Colour Palette #2 ~ "A Step Back in Time"



Artwork:  Altered Art Assemblage -  Vintage Letterpress Tray

Inspirations:

1) Top far right - Place of The Winds, Jaipur India.

2) Inspirations row from left to right - Morning Light at Benares (Varanasi) India.

A fellow traveller once told be there would be places in this world that one feels a "special presence and energy" if you take the time to sit quietly and wait.  I felt this several places, but especially sitting on the steps of the Ghats along the River Ganges in Benares at 4:30 am, and climbing the steps of the pyramids in Cairo Egypt awaiting sunrise.- ( which one can get fined for if caught... another story for a later day ! )

Even though I didn't use the "India" theme in this altered assemblage, it certainly gave me the idea for which colour palette and vessel to use.

3) Finchley Keys.

4) Vintage Handwriting Collage page.

5) Finchley Cabinet Cards.

Colour Palette: Created from the inspiration pieces.

Colour Palette #3 ~ "Awakening"

 


Artwork:  Digital Collage

Inspirations:

1) Top far right - Vintage Indian Currency.

2) Ziegfeld Follie Photo.

3) Rajasthani Tapestry Collage page.

4) Background walnut stained paper with Finchley Photoshop Brush Set #1 ( coming soon as a new product!).

5) 1800's vintage French Letter ( Reproduction French Letters - coming soon as a new product!).

Colour Palette: Created from the inspiration pieces.

 

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January 9, 2010  •  0 Comments

Piece of the Week #1

Letterpress Collage

   Altered Letterpress Tray

Vintage key, cabinet card, antique glass bottles, vintage blue box, handwritten 1800's French letters,  vintage envelopes, wax seal, vintage watch, scissors, ceramic door knob, mollusc shell and quail eggs.

 

Terrace Studio


"Gypsy Traveller Collage"