My Calistoga is a painting I've been working on for the 125th birthday celebration of Calistoga, California, the town where I live.
I've incorporated collage elements around the edges of the painting, in a kind of frame. They have a kind of tinted-photograph feeling, one that seems appropriate to me for the occasion. It's one of the collage painting techniques I'll be teaching in this Saturday's Painting Collages workshop at the Calistoga Art Center.
You can find out more about the Painting Collages workshop here:
Here's one of the collaged images, a detail from the painting:
If you'd like to see more about the process of creating My Calistoga, you can follow it on my blog, Karen Lynn Ingalls: Line, Color, Paint, Joy. The beginning of the process is at Painting Demos at the Napa County Fair, and the second post illustrating its progress is at "My Calistoga" - continued progress.
Karen Lynn Ingalls
I am a working artist in Napa and Sonoma Counties, in northern California. I paint colorist landscapes of rural California, teach art classes, workshops, and private lessons, live in Calistoga, and have my art studio in Santa Rosa, California.