Winter Blues- 16x20 painted paper collage on panel ©2011 Alyson Champ
As much as part of me dreads the coming of winter, another (weird) part of me actually looks forward to it.
I usually start thinking about the winter sometime in July, and this pondering of the ice and snow generally manifests itself in some winter themed art.
Since I am full on into collage making now and am anxious to try it out on landscape "paintings" and other subjects, fittingly the need to represent winter came out as a collage: Winter Blues.
When my daughter asked me why on earth I was making a winter picture in August, I could only answer, "Because I like to look at blue." Go ahead and imagine the appropriate eye rolling.