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I adore working small - many of these tiny little jewels are just 5x5 or 8x8 inches. I paint these as studies for larger paintings. Sometimes I work from my photographs and sometimes I imagine a dreamy setting.

This is my signature collage process of applying fabric as brushstrokes. My process begins with an under-drawing. I add layers of opaque gouache, acrylic paint, watercolor crayons, pencil, and pastels. Next I add the textural layers of fabric using an archival rice starch.  

 

I am interested in finding metaphorical connections between fabric and subject matter.

© Karin Olah / karinolah@gmail.com

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