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Blue Moons Variations 4

Mixed-Media Painting

Created by Karen McCarthy
Unique collage construction composed of the artist's original hand printed papers, exploring many subtleties of light, movement, and color. Various media and materials are implemented, including paper, pigmented starch paste, paint, ink, colored pencil, and thread. Techniques include paste paper printing, stenciling, drawing, and machine stitching.

After the collage is composed and glued, it is carefully stitched on a sewing machine. The work is then mounted onto primed and painted panel. It is treated with protective layers of medium and varnish. The piece is ready to hang, with hanging wire along the back. (It can accommodate a frame, but framing is not necessary.)

The panel depth of 1.5 inches allows for a stronger presentation and a nice sense of 'presence' on the wall. The panel is painted on edges and sides in a dark tone that enhances the colors of the piece. This dark tone makes for a fine 'outline' surrounding the collage when viewed from straight on, and the color continues along the panel surface when viewed from a side angle. As with all original artworks, it's best to not hang in direct sunlight. Piece is signed by artist.

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