Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Mixed Media Excavation Series

What I find so luxurious about working
mixed media
is the opportunity to play...
bend rules and just experiment...

Work in Progress, Caterina Giglio, Mixed Media 

last month I had a little break through in my 
Art Journaling pages..
which you can see 
right here.. 

As If, Excavations Series, Caterina Giglio, Mixed Media

I was so fascinated that I kept working 
on small scraps of mixed media papers.. 8 x 8 and 
this one above is only 5 x 7
titled, As If...

My Excavations Series
  is about revealing the hidden layers..

Detail from As If, Caterina Giglio, Mixed media

in relationship..
those closest to you..
the ones you struggle with..

I know you understand dear reader...

Squared Off, Caterina Giglio, Mixed Media, 8 x 8

they leave you ragged..

I am thinking that I will mount these on boards and that will
allow me to play on paper
until I feel like mounting them..

Once mounted I can sand and paint to edit, but the composition will
remain the same..

I am working with my mono prints and antique book pages,
and it has given me the textural feel that I wanted
to convey..
and I love the layers and textures...

and my intention is to work larger..

You Read About It In Books,  Caterina Giglio, Mixed Media, 8 x 8

In the studio this week
I will begin filming my new video on
the creation of my new travel journal..
from my Antique photo album..

and I hope to find time to get back to my water painting..

since I have some new portraits in mind..
and I am lusting over the space the large piece occupies..

also submissions are in the works..

and I just found out that my Sew Somerset Article and art is being delayed from 
gentle reader...
 we will just have to

Ciao, Ciao!!  


Kim Collister Studio said...

Your work is captivating. I always love to see what you have on your table. Congratulations on your upcoming submission to Sew Somerset Magazine!!

froebelsternchen said...

LOVE it all!
You are such an inspiration!
Hugs, Susi

Carol said...

These are so intriguing and beautiful.

Randi Kuhne said...

So deep, so rich, so lovely! (And I adore that sumptuous red!)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I loved your layers in March, and I love these mixed media beauties, too. I really LIKE the rough edges. They speak of relationships.

Always an inspiration to me, I might try one of these layered mixed media works before April ends. After all, they scream recycled, too!

Hastypearl said...
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Hastypearl said...

Layers. They are Everything for storytelling. You are onto something wonderful...Again!­čî╗Laura

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Squared off...magnificent!

Mostly Turquoise said...

Love this new work, Caterina!

tgarrett said...

I love these Cat. Thank you for sharing.

Dorthe said...

Oh . do I know, I surely do Cat,-- and you surely expresses those layers beautifully, dear. Love the texture you achieved on some of them, looking gorgeous, and also the last red one, takes my eyes all in.
Stunning dear friend.
xxx Dorthe

Karenliz Henderson said...

Ohhhh I'm loving the new work. Can't wait to see more!

suziqu's thread works said...

What a wonderful expedition you are on with tiny pieces of antique papers layered so closely with the monoprints too. Just fantastic work Cat!
Must now go and check out the travel journal!!!
Thanks so much again for sharing these wonderful works with us dear friend!
xxx Suzy

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Kim!! Thanks for stopping by!! Yes, so happy to have an article coming out, even if it will be later than I originally planned!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Susi!! Hi there, thanks so very much!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Carol, thank you dear!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Randi, thanks so much, I remember you liked the red one!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Dr. E, thank you so much, happy you like the new work, and thanks for stopping by and always leaving such uplifting comments! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Laura, thank you so much, it FEELS like I am onto something for sure, thanks for that!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Yup, Mary Ann, love that one too!! Thank you, dearheart!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Oh, Regina, thanks for stopping by!! so nice to see you here, are you still blogging? xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Terry, dear one, that means so much to me!! xox

Caterina Giglio said...

I know you understand about relationships, dear Dorthe, and thank you so much for your support, so happy you like the new works!! xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Karenliz, thank you so very much!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you dear Suzy, I so appreciate that!! xox

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