Citra Solv Collage

 

“I learned the trick of coating magazine pages with Citra Solv and letting them soak. The textures resulting from the dissolved ink were intriguing. Collaging images from my own paintings, I was able to achieve these surreal works.”

 

Crossover Moon, 12 x 12 Citra Solv Collage from the Citra Solv collection by Eve Margo Withrow, © 2015

Crossover Moon
12 x 12 Citra Solv Collage
$350

Wishes Reflected, 10 x 8 Citra Solv Collage from the Citra Solv collection by Eve Margo Withrow, © 2015

Wishes Reflected
8 x 10 Citra Solv Collage
$220

Zipped, 8 x 10 Citra Solv collage from the Citra Solv collection by Eve Margo Withrow, © 2015

Zipped
8 x 10 Citra Solv Collage
$220

Eclipsed, 8 x 8 Citra Solv collage from the Citra Solv collection by Eve Margo Withrow, © 2015

Eclipsed
8 x 8 Citra Solv Collage
$220

Signs of Life, 12 x 12 Citra Solv collage from the Citra Solv collection by Eve Margo Withrow, © 2015

Signs of Life
12 x 12 Citra Solv collage
$220

 Solar Wind, 9x9 citrasolve and collage on paper from the Citra Solv collection by Eve Margo Withrow, © 2015

Solar Wind
9 x 9 Citra Solve and collage on paper
$220

Moon Moves Fog

Moon Moves Fog
8 x 8 Citra Solv collage
$220

Tree Tribe Sees Moon, 8 x 8 Citra Solv Collage from the Citra Solv collection by Eve Margo Withrow, © 2015

Tree Tribe Sees Moon
8 x 8 Citra Solv Collage
$220

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Oh, So Many Choices

Oh, So Many Choices

I have used collage as a technique in some of my paintings for many years. I also keep every scrap of paper left over in case I need it later on in another painting. Needless to say, I have hundreds, maybe thousands of colorful scraps in my flat files.

It struck me that I actually could never need to paint on another clean white sheet of paper again.  Of course, that is an impossible thought because I love those clean white sheets and watching the images appear in the layers of color and texture applied. But I did decide to dive into an exploration of only using already existing scraps to collage together new creations.

With three different sizes of cradle board surfaces to collage onto which gave me some structure as well as variety. I started by letting my intuition guide me to select scraps as anchors or focal points to build onto.

This is where the plot thickens. Every piece I added affected every other decision and the possibilities were so immense that my mind boggled. Since pieces were still loose, I took photos so when it was time to glue, I’d have a map. Well, there was still so much fluidity that the glued results were never exactly according to plan.  

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Being used to following circuitous threads, I am pleased with the results.

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