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Lake Michigan's Colors, as I see it

Robin Latsch's avatar Robin Latsch

Many variations of color occur in every living thing in our natural world. If you stop to study and really look...I mean really look......you can begin to see those variations. That is what I try to convey in my artwork, ...that living things are made up of so much more than what we see when we first look at something. If you quiet and still yourself, you can see the variety of colors too. The colors represent something that is alive and truly moving and changing. This piece, made up of hundreds of hand painted papers along with some fallen bark, is what I think of when I think of our beautiful lake Michigan waters. This piece has so much intricacy to its layering and paint design that a viewer must look closely at all of the pieces, as well as step back to get an appreciation for it. A variety of scraping tools were used to create many of the designs in the paint. After making the paint papers, I cut freeform shapes out of the painted papers and began to collage them. With inspiration drawn from such artists as Henri Matisse and Eric Carle, I was able to create my freeform cutouts, (Matisse), and was able to paint papers freely, (Carle), without concern for the end result and allowed myself to just play with the paint. I hope you take the opportunity to view my work at close range and I hope you enjoy my piece. You can purchase prints and others items of this artwork by going to the following link http://fineartamerica.com/featured/lake-michigans-colors-as-i-see-it-robin-latsch.html

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1/2 inch
  • Medium: collage
  • Width: 48 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 60 inches