Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Bonnie Murray Collagraphs at Farm Table through February 17, 2020

Ripley #1 - Original Collagraph of German Sheped Mix

I had so much fun creating this collagraph. His name
is Ripley and I finally finished this commission late last year.
Ripley is included in a show of my collagraphs that are
hanging at the Farm Table in O'Fallon through February 17.
More information to come in the next couple of days.
This collagraph measures 17" x 13.5"
Paper size is 20" x 15.5"
If you have any questions please email me.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Cheeto #1 - Original Collagraph - Pit Bull Mix

Recently I was asked to create a portrait of a stray rescue animal for the upcoming Urban Wanderers art show & auction.  I asked if it would be okay to do a portrait of Cheeto, a stray rescue dog who was adopted by some good friends of mine a couple of years ago. I did several variations of this character, but this version seems to be the favorite.
Urban Wanderers art show & auction is June 29 from 7 - 11PM at the Four Seasons Hotel, 999 N 2nd Street.  Following is a link for more information. https://www.strayrescue.org/uw 
This collagraph measures 17" x 13.5"
Paper size is 20" x 15.5"
If you have any questions please email me.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

You've Got to be Kidding #1 - Original Collagraph

I saw this guy at a farm late last spring. Needless to say he had a lot of character so I thought I would attempt creating a collagraph of him as he peered over the fence. Arthur Osver would have called this print one of my "whipping posts" since I have modified the background many times. I think I will leave it here for now. On to something else.
This collagraph measures 7" x 9.25"
Paper size is 9" x 11.25"
If you have any questions please email me.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Blue Rockfish #2 - Mixed Media

After looking at several of the fish that I posted quite some time ago I decided I needed to take them farther.  I added more color & texture to the piece on the bottom. I thought the background needed more attention.  If you click on the fish you will get a larger view and will hopefully see some of the layers I have added. Originally colored tissue paper was glued to the paper prior to printing the plate composed of various textures to define the fish and the border (black ink).  Once that was established I printed multiple layers of texture on the border and most recently I printed several layers of color on the entire background.  More modified fish to come.
Image size is 12.5" x 20"
Paper size is 15" x 24"
If you have any questions please email me.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Descending Crows #3 - Original Collagraph

I was commissioned to create this collagraph for a client several years ago. The version I did at that time had a gradated orange to yellow background.  I had a couple of black and white versions sitting around and decided to see what would happen if I worked with cooler colors.  I think there are about 8 different layers of color and texture on this background.  It just took a long time to get it to a place that seemed to work.
Image size is 17.5" x 11.5"
Paper size is 21" x 13.5"
If you have any questions please email me.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Precis Orythia - Original Collagraph of Butterfly

This is the second of three butterflies I have been working on
for a client. It's lots of work, but worth the effort.
Image size is 22" x 22"
Paper size is 27" x 25.5"
If you have any questions please email me.