Friday, 13 October 2017

In Collaboration


Lately I have been working on a little collaboration with my blog

friend Robin Cox Walsh.

 You can read a bit about it and find a link to her blog in my last post here.

I can now reveal one of the finished projects as they have now arrived safely over in the USA.

Girl by Carol. Background by Robin.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the other project but it was a little

sketchbook containing some Khadi paper for the pages and

Robin's background paper was used to make the cover and a paper bead.

However I can share with you what I am working on at the moment.

Here are some progress shots. Once again the background was supplied by Robin and

I have used some of her drawings of facial features cut from some

 pdf files downloaded from her blog.

I added some random stamping and a bit more paint to the background.

I have used acrylics, coloured pencil, and oil pastels on her face and some

 collage papers for her dress.

There is still more work to do but I love her eyes and her mouth.

 A different style to what I would usually do and that's what makes

 collaborating lots of fun.

Thanks Robin.


Linking to Paint Party Friday.


  1. fantastic work like you have put the face together !!!
    Beautiful woman image with the background! I'm so excited about it !!!!
    Happy weekend

  2. Beautiful! And your lady is perfect for the background. I love how you assembled her. This is a promising collaboration! Happy PPF

  3. These are wonderful! Love the first and last particularly.

  4. Really lovely projects-and how nice to have an art friend to collaborate/trade with! Happy PPF!

  5. That's exactly what I liked about the first one I did on your background! Not in my usual style! I LOVE that we're both stretching! AND how you've used 'my' eyes and mouth....totally different than what I would have done! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  6. Wonderful that your are stretching your creativity with a friend!! Good for you!!

    Peace Giggles

  7. Great projects, love the combination of both styles.

  8. omg, what a lovely collab! I love Robin's work and I was so excited when I saw what she did with all her different bits and pieces. You did something completely different with it, and it's looking great too! Can't wait to try out some things with those PDF's she so generously gave away! The one you send to her looks so sweet ...

  9. Wow - this is so cool! I love seeing how you did this!

  10. Oh this looks like so much fun!! Thanks for sharing!
    ~~ Irene

  11. WOW! Carol (and Robin) this is wonderful! I love the technique of using parts of something and making a whole new painting. It's beautiful.

  12. Brilliant collaborator. These are wonderful.

  13. Your work with Robin is wonderful. Love your portraits and papers.
    Happy week ahead 💕