July 3, 2017
Two of my Coastal Collages were used on the set of the popular T.V. show “Portlandia.”
I submitted my art last fall for consideration, and recently learned that they were selected to be used in Season 7, Episode 9, “Passenger Rating.”
Here is a screen shot of one of the scenes in which the art appeared.
Here are the two pieces that were used on the show. These collages measure 8 x 10 inches and matted prints are available for sale.
“Cape Kiwanda” by Elizabeth M. Higgins
“Proposal Rock” by Elizabeth M. Higgins
It has been a busy fall. It seemed once school started for the boys I would start painting up a storm, but recent discoveries in print-making led me to collage. It started with Gelli-plate printing. With short, infrequent bits of time for art-making I found myself unwinding by creating textured papers with my Gelli-plate.
After printing an assortment of papers, I cut and tore them to assemble abstract coastal landscapes, which I further embellished with watercolor crayon.
“Boiler Bay” by Elizabeth M. Higgins
These collages were so much fun to make. I ended up with nine of them, and they will be on display during the month of December at Village Gallery of Arts, 12505 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97229. There will be a reception on Sunday, December 13, from 2 – 4 pm.
Today I found myself really missing my watercolors, so I translated one of my collages into a painting. “Cannon Beach” is shown below in two versions: collage on the left and watercolor on the right. Which one do you like best?