Boy with Dog

Boy with Dog by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Boy with Dog.”
Collage on paper. 24″x18″
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This is finished for now. I’ll return to it later on–I’ve discovered that it’s best to keep pushing forward with my work. If I’m tired with the way a piece is turning out, it’s best to move on and return to it when I’ve had some time away from it.

Guitar Man

Guitar Man by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Guitar Man.” Collage on paper. 18″x24″
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This is finished at the moment. I’ll need to dive back into this in a couple of weeks to make sure everything is looking just the way I’d like it. I’ve found that whenever I work on a piece, I spend so much time hovering over it that I can’t really notice my mistakes that well. Setting this aside will help quite a bit.

Obama Series

Barack Obama by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Barack Obama.”
Collage on mat board. 7″x5″

Due to a request, I’ve decided to work on a few Obama portraits. This one is the first that’s been completed in the series–and it’s a mini portrait. I think I’ll make the other ones around the same size.

Up-Close Portrait

Up-Close Portrait by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Up-Close Portrait.”
Collage on mat board. 7″x5″
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Today I heard back about the solo exhibition I applied for–turns out I’ve been selected to have an exhibition. This will be my first solo exhibition and it won’t be until 2010–the month of the exhibition is yet to be determined. So now I know what I’ll be doing in the year 2009–lots of portraiture collaging in order to prepare for this.

Self Posed in front of Pink

Self Portrait Posed in front of Pink by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Self Posed in front of Pink.” Collage on paper. 18″x24″
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So I decided I’m finished with this for now. It looks slightly like me–I’ve realized that I’ve always had trouble doing self-portraits. It’s so much easier to create works of other people. Perhaps this is because I assume I know what I look like, and therefore I have trouble getting the details down right. I might return to this at a later time, but for now, I’ve decided I’m done.