Twice Doodled

We just finished watching the first three seasons of “Mad Man.”  It’s about an ad agency on Madison Avenue during the 60’s. I can’t get over how almost everyone smoked then.  Even women smoked and drank alcohol while pregnant.   We are caught up now so I can concentrate on my art.  The fourth season of “Mad Man” will begin in July on AMC.  It’s an excellent series…anyone else watching it??

I started these two doodle pieces last week.  This collage doodle is a piece of watercolor paper that I textured with black and red acrylic paint.  Then I spread white acrylic paint over that with a texture tool.  The collage pieces were cut from a painted phone book page.  I used a Stabilo black pencil to outline the pieces and a black Prismacolor marker to accent in some areas. 

This next one started with a piece of watercolor paper that I collaged with various painted phone book paper.  Then I used different black markers and Prismacolor colored pencils to doodle over the collage pieces.

8 thoughts on “Twice Doodled

  1. jenny June 9, 2010 / 6:12 am

    These are really good. I love the layered look of the first. There is a lot of energy in the painting, a lot of movement- my eye travels all over the painting, but it isn’t jarring.
    The second one could probably be turned on either of its sides, and it would look just as good!
    I would love it if you sometimes gave the paper size so I could really “see ” your paintings/doodlings!


    • Mary June 9, 2010 / 9:03 am

      Thanks jenny! I could start doing that…good idea!


  2. Janet June 9, 2010 / 7:13 pm

    On the first one, the white section at the top makes me think of a small waterfall. When you paint phone book pages do you gesso first? The one at the bottom has such gorgeous, bright colors….all my favorites.


    • Mary June 9, 2010 / 8:07 pm

      No, a lot of times I’m using leftover acrylic paints 🙂


  3. Diane Salter June 10, 2010 / 6:08 am

    Mary, I always love looking at your unique artwork. The first one looks dimensional–I really like the layers.


  4. allmimsey June 12, 2010 / 2:55 pm

    These are beautiful….just wonderfully dynamic pieces. So inspiring, I think I’m going to go do some art, thanks!


  5. victoria o'neill June 13, 2010 / 9:59 pm

    Hello there, i came over your way via supplies overflowing…..and glad i did. i really like your colors, black and whites, and books. 🙂


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