Monday, September 1, 2008

rockin' guitar

rockin' guitar
torn paper mixed media collage
18" x 24" gallery wrapped canvas
copyright 2008 julie king


long time, no blog, friends! life has been hectic lately although i have still managed to find time to work in the art room. the above is my latest, just finished last night. i really love this piece, loved working on it and i'm very proud of it! it was the perfect mix of the just-right papers, warm and cool colors blended together, great music while working and warm afternoon sun filtering in thru the art room window. i'm working on two small commissions now; one is a birch tree and the other is a mermaid. fun, fun, fun!

here's a close-up of the guitar. i used some pieces torn from a vintage music book which i thought added a nice touch.

i'm off to have coffee on the patio. it is crisp and cool with gorgeous sunshine this morning!

13 comments:

quaint handmade said...

hey stranger - i was wondering about you. love your guitar. enjoy your day!

Strider said...

Nice work....enjoy the coffee....by chance - Starbucks?

steviewren said...

Using the torn music sheets was a great touch. Your art is so unique. I wish I lived closer. I would love to take one of your classes.

Jenn said...

soooo cool!!! Love the torn music sheets Julie!!

Happy week:)
xoxo...jenn

Bobbi said...

The music book pages absolutely make this one! Great job.

Megan Coyle said...

This is fantastic, I especially like how you used sheet music in it. The texture is wonderful, and of course, I love the subject matter.

julie king said...

hi, stranger to you as well cindy! it's good to be back among my blogger friends! i took a little burned out break but now i'm back!!

strider, sorry but i'm not a starbucks coffee fan. here's how i make my coffee: take large coffee mug and pour in about 2" of the strong coffee that bill brews. fill mug to the top with hot tap water. microwave for 37 seconds. add 5 heaping spoons of powdered creamer and one heaping spoon of sugar. stir and yum, yum perfection!! in other words i like it weak, sweet and cream-colored!!

steviewren, i wish you could come to a class as well. we would have so much fun!!

jenn, bobbi and megan -- thanks! i hope this guitar will be the first in a series!

Betsy said...

Really nice, Julie! I can see why you enjoyed creating it!

Lavinia said...

Crisp and cool....sounds heavenly. I could use some of that sort of weather....

Your guitar is just beautiful.

willow said...

Nice piece Julie! You've been missed in the bloggyhood, dear friend! Sounds like no news had been good news, though. :)

Jackie said...

Thats so lovely with the music staves.

StegArt said...

Love the guitar! I too wish I lived closer to take a class.

Robyn said...

Lovely colour combination.The torn music sheet is the cherry on the top.