Butterfly Wings

Olga van Dijk

Avondale (Pennsylvania), United States

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On butterfly’s wings
you’re freed from pain and sorrow.
Fly butterfly: FLY!

HAIKU by Olga van Dijk 2010
In memory of Steve Langford.

BUTTERFLY WINGS
Farewell, Butterfly
Leb wohl,
Schmetterling

Part of my upcoming solo show “GEMS” February 8-14, 2010 at the Academy of Lifelong Learning (University of DE)

It would do great as a poster as well!
Click Here and scroll down to the second photo.


This work was featured in the group SELF EXPRESSION on December 21, 2010

I love to challenge myself to work on a very small collage.
It’s wonderful to create an artwork where the viewer is wondering:
“What did she paint and what did she glue on?”
Patterns & Shapes
When I plan a collage I try to think how to express its mood.
Establishing a pattern in a collage can be done by including pieces that repeat shapes.
Repeated shapes, tones and colors all set up visual rhythms that create a sense of movement and encourage the eye to “travel” over the piece.
The diagonal shape gives a strong tonal contrast.
The blue is adding a desired cold feel to this musical piece.
To get some harmony and soul in this cold color I added area’s of “warm” copper, which balances this collage out. (Color wheel theory!)

Materials used: Vintage sheet music, book paper, oil paint,
Matte Medium (my archival glue), heavy gloss gel, modeling paste.

Oil/Collage painting on canvas board: (SMALL!!) 5″×7″ (12.7 × 17.8 cm)
White museum matting
Framed in simple black wooden frame.

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2©1©
All Rights Reserved
This is another OLGartsProduction©2010

Artwork Comments

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