This body of work began sometime in the mid 1990's, as an experiment, seeing if I could adhere a dress to a canvas and create a painting over all the textures. "Dress painting" is a term I came up with to explain these when I simply couldn't think of anything better. Over the years they have evolved, with new elements of collage being added. Dress patterns, photographs, and embroidery all appear from time to time, as well as lino block prints, rubber stamps and gold leaf. I will use this space to explore the beginnings of this series, as well as showing my latest work. If the piece is available for sale you'll find the price at the bottom. Free shipping in the U.S. Contact me at kallencole@aol.com to purchase.

Would you like to see my full website? Head over to KathrineAllenColeman.com

Monday, October 31, 2011

Studio Slice #19

A whirl of color, almost like candy. Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Studio Slice #18

Expensive sticks. 8 and 10ft lengths of moulding for picture frames propped up in the corners. When not in use, they make good supports for spider webs.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Studio Slice #17

Collaged background on a new piece, I love this part.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Paper Dolls on Sale!

Hi folks! Do you hear that? The subtle growling? That scratching noise? That would be the wolf at our door. He usually hangs out near the end of our driveway, but we'd like to send him off for a little while. So here are our sacrificial lambs (talk about mixing metaphors.)

Five of my favorite Paper Dolls, all on sale at $120 each from the regular price of $145. With free shipping anywhere in the USA or Canada.

See one that would brighten your day? Send me an email at kallencole@aol.com First come first serve of course!

Here is #1, a sweet swinging dress made with an East Coast map, and tiny stitched seed beads.
Sorry this one has **sold**

Paper Doll #2 is a groovy A-line from the '60's with a pouf of fabulous trim and a great vintage button.

#3 is one of the few little girl dresses I've done like this. With a line of "smocking" and the tiniest button I've ever seen. Perfect for a baby shower gift!

#4 is a great dress showing off the NOLA area, with a nautical themed button.
(And it just **sold** yay!)

And dress #5 is all about the glitz, shiny silver, with vintage cut glass buttons. The embroidery thread is a deep plum. Go on, add a little drama to your life, (the good kind!)

All of these pieces are matted in acid free mats, with spacers to accommodate the buttons when they are framed. They are all shrink wrapped. Any questions? Let me know.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Studio Slice #16

A glimpse out the front window. I spend a lot of time looking out windows.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Studio Slice #15

Part of the ongoing process to keep all my bits together.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Studio Slice #13

Art supplies in the "Mosaic Studio" on the side porch.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Studio Slice #12

A collection of Scott's watercolors waiting to be framed.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Studio Slice 11

In case you've been wondering what's happening with the new series Scott and I will be working on together. "Just Desserts" will debut soon, but in the meantime here is an assortment of goodies, finished and not, currently on the drawing board.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Studio Slice #9

Some days it's about the big picture, other days, it's small stuff.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Studio Slice #7

One of the many cool things I love about this crazy artist lifestyle is getting to trade with neighbors at shows. Seth Fitts was my neighbor this weekend, and I love this little mixed media collage. Beginning with an old photo of a dog standing on his doghouse he added graphite, acrylic, and text. I hope you don't mind me reproducing this without your permission Seth!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Studio Slice #6

I like this composition, how the vertical lines on the cups and the upc code move your eye back to the buttons.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Studio Slice #4

Not everything has to make sense.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Studio slice #1

I have come up with a new little exercise for myself, a way of keeping in touch with you, and to hopefully keep this blog fresh and interesting. I'll be post a new little photo, a fragment of life inside my studio, almost every day. And when I paint something worthy of a whole blog, I'll slip that in too. So here we go, Studio Slice #1.