Watercolor Collages

COLLAGE: An artistic composition made of various materials such as paper, cloth or wood glued on a picture surface.

I started the collage making as a way to recycle a lot of old water colors. The idea of discarding these watercolors seemed wasteful. I decided to utilize them by tearing and cutting the paper into shapes. The torn pieces are used to make organic shapes such as trees and flowers. The cut shapes are used to make architectural shapes such as houses, bridges and buildings.

I referenced my photo file for subject matter from travel destinations. The assembleage of shapes are then glued onto a masonite board. The end result is a unique, whimsical and animated work of art. The edges of these shapes create mini-shadowed edges giving each piece a unique dimensional quality.

The collage is printed with ultrachrome ink on high quality Somerset Velvet paper, 25 mils in thickness. The ink has a permanence of up to 200 years. The state of the art giclee print exhibits all of the nuances and qualities of the original collage.

The website is not totally inclusive of all work available. Contact Jim to set up an appointment for a private showing at the Carriage House Gallery.

Antibes Arch

Antibes Arch

29x34 | $2,000 | Framed

 Cap Di All

Cap Di All

29x34 | $2,000 | Framed

Fishing Boats

Fishing Boats

20x23 | Price on Request | Framed

Holly Hock

Holly Hock

17x21 | $700 | Framed


Iris

Iris

18x23.5 | $700 | Framed

Life in St Tropez

Life in St Tropez

14.5x21 | $300 | Unframed

Main St Monhegan

Main St Monhegan

23.5x19 | $700 | Framed

Monte Marte

Monte Marte

14.5x21 | $300 | Unframed


Pickering St

Pickering St

14.5x21 | $1000 | Framed

Portsmouth Walk

Portsmouth Walk

14x17 | $500 | Framed

Roof Tops

Roof Tops

17x21 | $700 | Framed

Rye Beach

Rye Beach

17x13 | $500 | Framed


Salter St I

Salter St I

14.5x21 | $300 | Unframed

Salter St II

Salter St II

14.5x21 | $300 | Unframed

Still Life I

Still Life I

28x36 | $1,000 | Framed

The Village

The Village

25x30 | $1000 | Framed


Tugboats

Tugboats

33x24.5 | $300 | Unframed

Tuscany

Tuscany

21x14.5 | $300 | Framed

Venice

Venice

22x30 | $1000 | Framed

Yellow House on Little Bay

Yellow House on Little Bay

SOLD! Prints Available


York Beach

York Beach

17x13 | $500 | Framed

Caribbean Color

Caribbean Color

23.5x18.5 | $700 | Framed

Irish Home

Irish Home

21.5x17 | $700 | Framed

House with the Dancing Fence

House with the Dancing Fence

25x18.5 | $700 | Framed


Tidal Marsh

Tidal Marsh

22x30 | Price on Request | Framed

Portsmouth Pier

Portsmouth Pier

22x32 | Price on Request | Framed

Manana Lobster Boats

Manana Lobster Boats

21x17 | $700 | Framed

Weathered Pines

Weathered Pines

21x17 | $700 | Framed


Dockside

Dockside

23x30 | $800 | Framed

Lobster Cove

Lobster Cove

19x22 | $700 | Framed

Sailboats

Sailboats

15.5x21 | $700 | Framed

New Harbor, Maine

New Harbor, Maine

29x21 | $1000 | Framed