Thursday, September 14, 2006

Coast of Bretagne

We spent our one week holiday at the north coast of Bretagne this year and it was marvellous. The coast is very rugged and varied. There were beautiful rock formations everywhere and the influence of the sea so impressive.
I had some watercolour paints with me, but transparant watercolours were not very suitable to try to capture the rugged landscape.
Luckily I just had bought the book: Paper, Metal & Stitch written by Maggie Grey and Jane Wild for me to read on vacation. I found some inspiration in it! The supermarché sold brown kraftpaper, needles and threads. Together with the cardstock wrappings of our groceries, I made several collages.

Detail of the first collage

These materials suited much, much better! At home I added acrylic paint and mounted the collages on thick paper.
Second collage of the series.
Detail of the second collage.


Gisele said...

These collages are gorgeous the texture!


Joan said...

Hi Jacqueline,
compliments for these wonderful the interpretations
ciao joan in italy

Into the Blystic said...

Hi Jacqueline
beautiful work! I love that book! lots of inspiration! namaste Elis.