Wednesday, October 22, 2008

WIP ~ Cityscape

This collage entitled, "The Sky's the Limit," was created on gallery wrap canvas. My first time using this type of canvas, I found it a very pleasant substrate on which to work. My first step, after painting the wonderfully staple-free sides, was to layer on background papers which had been distressed and inked. A coating of gel medium was then applied and allowed to dry.


Paint was applied with a brayer and removed as needed with a damp paper towel.


The skyline was added and embellished and the text completes the collage.


This collage is an homage to that wonderful town...New York City..."so nice, they named it twice." There is a wealth of opportunity there and the title of the collage not only applies to the skyscrapers, but to what one can achieve in "a land of opportunity." Many of you know that I am a Native New Yorker, although have not lived there for over twenty years. However, I will always be a "New Yorker" and tributes to my roots make frequent appearances in my art.


This collage is available in my Etsy shop.

© Nancy Lefko

19 comments:

Diane Duda said...

It's lovely!

Kathy said...

Nancy~
This is fantastic. I LOVE the whimsy in the buildings, OMG. Great job and it sure doesn show your wonderful imagination. I am very impressed with this. Love the stamp (building)

Michelle Brunner said...

Nancy,

I love this! So inspiring! I love the stamp building also and the music note building:)

Glenda-TwoCoolTexans said...

Nancy, I always love your art but this one is the top of my favorite list. I like what it says also, the sky is the limit.

Lucy said...

Love this Nancy--I definitely think that you should create on canvas more often!! Not to mention you can command higher prices for your work with it being on a finished canvas/less framing to do for your buyer. Either way, your work is tremendously beautiful! I'm a native NYer too :)

Fannie said...

Very nice, Nancy. Thanks for sharing your process. Makes me want to visit New York! Excellent, Nancy!

thedoodlegirl said...

I just love your work! Fun to see how you did that, too. Nice work!

Ginger*:)* said...

Sensational Nancy. I see you painted the town red as well! True NYer at heart.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Nancy....this piece is so neat! I love the progress shots...and I have to say that I love the seclusion of the country but every now and again seeing the heart of the city is fun!!!

great work!

Hugs
Diana

ArtSnark said...

So loving this piece! thanks for sharing

AnastasiaC said...

its so great to see how you layer your work!! wonderful piece...how cool that you are a native New Yorker! awesome!

Christine Baier said...

Wow...this collage is absolut wonderful! I love it so much!

Karen Mowrey said...

Nancy, this is so great! Of course I am a gallery canvas obsessed person! I love the colors, my favorite combination, red,blue and dark brown. Now that I own a few of your pieces, I just know how much more wonderful this is than pictured!

Gunnels blog said...

This work is great!

get zapped said...

Nice collage. I really like the second image, before the bldgs. were added. Makes for a strong design.

ValGalArt said...

i love New York and i love your New York!

ArtSparker said...

I like this piece a lot - There is a very cool Julia Morgan designed columbarium near where I lived, where remains are preserved in bronze books - there is a similar stately feel to this.

Bevie said...

Nancy I seem to come back to your blog over and over cuz I love your work...I love the Homage to NY!!!! Bevie

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

THis is a very cool piece Nancy!!