A Day in the Park

A Day in the Park by collage artist Megan Coyle
“A Day in the Park.”
Collage on paper. 12″x9″
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A lot of the people in the area are obsessed with their dogs–on a busy street a couple blocks from my house, there are two (not one, but two) dog bakeries. It was only fitting that I’d do a park scene that included a little dog.

And I’m done with this series for now. I’m off to work on cutting paper for my next projects. Perhaps another portrait? A flower? Another animal piece? We’ll see where my inspiration leads me.

The Torpedo Factory

The Torpedo Factory by collage artist Megan Coyle
“The Torpedo Factory.” Collage on paper. 12″x9″
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This is a collage of the Torpedo Factory, which is a well known art gallery/artist studio community in Old Town. I’m thinking about making two more collages in this series. Then it’ll be back to working on art for the festival, and perhaps even working on another portrait.

In other news, the Alexandria Times published a little blurb about my work being exhibited in the Smithsonian’s Ripley Center, which I discovered today although it was published a month ago. The exhibition ended yesterday and I’ll pick up my piece later this week.

The Masonic Temple

The Masonic Temple by collage artist Megan Coyle
“The Masonic Temple.”
Collage on paper. 12″x9″
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The Masonic Temple in the city of Alexandria–another one of the well known buildings in the area. I managed to begin and finish this mini collage today. More to come in the series later this week.

Down the Street in Old Town

Street in Old Town by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Street in Old Town.”
Collage on paper. 12″x9″
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Here’s the latest–I plan on doing at least three more in the series. I also ordered some materials to get started on making magnets for the festival in October. I’ll post pictures of those whenever I get around to completing a few.

When Earth Meets Water

When Earth Meets Water by collage artist Megan Coyle
“When Earth Meets Water.”
Collage on paper. 18″x24″
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I finished this piece really late last night. I like it a lot better than the first one–I thought my first landscape was a little too abstract. Thus I plan to submit this one instead.

Also, I’ll try to get started on another mini collage for the Around the City Series. I’m hoping to complete about five or six collages to show the editor before August.

Charthouse in Old Town

Charthouse by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Charthouse.” Collage on paper. 9″x12″
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The second piece completed in the series. I’ve also realized how much I prefer doing pieces that are portraits or have animals in them. It’s a struggle to work on architecture or landscapes. But I’m giving them a try!

And I’ll get started on another landscape today. I am determined to make something that I’ll like.

Open Skies

Open Skies by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Open Skies.” Collage on paper. 12″x16″
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I just finished a landscape collage for an upcoming exhibition. However, landscapes are my weakness, and I haven’t really studied them with my collage work. I’ll probably try to work on a couple more of them in order to figure out which ones to submit.

The Coffee Drinkers

The Coffee Drinkers by collage artist Megan Coyle
“The Coffee Drinkers.” Collage on paper. 9″x12″
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I met with the editor and publisher of the Alexandria Times the other day to talk about the artwork they publish for the newspaper. He gave me a list of themes and ideas for a few papers that will be published in the future. I’ve begun working on a series of collages around the city for their newcomers guide to Alexandria. I’ve decided to make a bunch of mini collages for this project so that the editor can choose his favorites from the group, and then those can be collaged together using Photoshop. Here’s the first one I completed today.

Orange Plains Collage

Orange Plains by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Orange Plains.” Collage on paper. 9″x12″
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I finished this a couple of days ago but didn’t have a chance to take pictures of it until today. This is my first attempt at doing a landscape collage. I think I’ll work on a few more landscape collages–I like the idea of broadening my range of subject matter.