Tuesday, February 16, 2021

In Reverse Order ...


I was never happy with this "Moon" painting, so I covered it with pinkish-rustish paint, scraped that off, added some pink and blue collage pieces, covered them with Titan Green Light, sanded that off, and now I have painted around the shapes somewhat, and through them in many cases, to produce a new approach to layering with collage. More to come!

Monday, February 15, 2021

"Heart I"

 "Heart I", 8"x8", acrylic collage on paper, $48 USD plus tax and shipping. Email me at ellecoyoteart@gmail.com to purchase on PayPal.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

For My Husband on Valentine's Day


Work in Process ...

 I had what I consider an unsuccessful painting with a large central image. I painted over it with light coral and scraped the surface to let the texture show through. After coating it with glossy gel, I used matte medium to remove the shine, and put collage pieces onto the surface.

Now it looks like this. I have covered up a lot of the collage pieces with light greenish white, and once it dries, I will sand the surface to expose some of the underlying colors and shapes.

Tuesday, February 09, 2021



Untitled So Far ...

This was titled "Archipelago", a bright blue-green and orange abstract piece with lots of gold on it, with collaged rectangular pieces that came from offloaded paint applied randomly to watercolor paper. I sanded it, painted over it with a yellowish neutral, dripped  paint on it in transparent violet, and added some gel print collage shapes. Then I put a layer of glossy gel on top of that and followed it with a layer of matte medium mixed with interference gold fluid acrylic. Now I am preparing to put on a top layer of more collage shapes. 

Sunday, January 17, 2021




This is a painting I disliked, which I then covered with yellowisth-white paint, then sanded down to reveal some of the underlying colors and shapes. Today I put some light green paint on it and let it drip, then attached some collage shapes in. I like it!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Playing with my new Stencils

Today I used the gel plate and my two new stencils from joggles.com, designed by Elizabeth St. Hilaire. I will use these papers to collage into my paintings, but how and when I don't know.

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Today's Layer - Sixth? or Seventh?


More contrast makes this piece explode with energy. The last part will be adding small items in the component colors.

Still in Process


In this painting I collaged in the color study, cut into pieces. Another layer is now drying.

Direction Found ...


I did the smaller images first, and then made the larger pieces looking at them. A couple of days ago I decided to try collaging the smaller paintings into the larger ones. I did that with a couple of paintings, although the smaller works were not always the inspirations. I like this, and there may be more additions later. 

Sunday, January 03, 2021

Friday, January 01, 2021

Color Study for Hieroglyphics II

 As in "Hieroglyphics I", I will probably add another layer, and some small shapes in the basic colors. I just love how the colors work together in this piece right now. I may have to do another one in a similar way just to be able to put a layer over it! Yumm!

Process: After choosing a color palette, I laid down the magenta layer, and painted yellow shapes onto it. Then I went over that with the green layer, creating other shapes that overlapped with the first ones, and finally put on the yellow-orange layer doing the same thing. This process ensures that I have a balance between control and randomness. I have an idea of how it will look but I don't really know until I do it.