Collectif Creativity:1Apr2023

By Lynne Ayers

A couple of my recent pieces.  I am playing with collage these days and these are two different approaches.

Silent Witness is a collage produced with image transfer.  I laser printed some of my own photos and then tore them up.  I transferred them to the board randomly and without any plan, with the intent of using it as a ground for an abstracted landscape. However, as I turned it to various orientations I saw the image of looking through a rock crevice. I pulled it together with acrylic to connect the darks and improve the composition. 

The images were transferred using Golden’s fluid matte medium – brushed onto the board. I placed my image face down, pressed it smooth, waited a few minutes, and peeled back the paper. (see

Silent Witness, Mixed Media on board, 18 x 24″

In Soaring, I glued my collage pieces onto the canvas, providing texture as well as colour and shape,  again randomly and without intent. I also used stencils randomly.  I then applied paint, sometimes covering the collage, perhaps rubbing back to allow bits to show through and kept going collaging and painting until I saw that this canvas wanted to be a bird’s eye view of a mountain range.

Soaring, Mixed Media on canvas, 20 x 26″

Isn’t it time you shared your creative activities? 

Send JPG image(s) to with up to 100 words per image describing some or all of what moved you to spend time thinking about and producing . . . something! Share how/if creativity affects (controls?) your life. Please include size (height by width), title & media for each image.

Writers – we want to hear from you! Send poetry, lyrics, an excerpt. Try to include an image of some sort because that’s the media world we live in. 

Everyone, share informative, inspiring Show & Tell demonstrating the creative mind.


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