Collage Paintings

In order to create paintings that include the element of time, Ridlon produces several paintings of the same subject at different times of day; morning, mid-day and evening. These paintings are done on acid free Arches paper. By varying the time frame, he can reflect on the changes of color, light, shadow, and mood.

After creating a large group of paintings on paper, Ridlon cuts them into smaller pieces and uses them as his palette. He selects and glues these pieces to canvas, integrating pieces from the smaller paintings on paper into one large scale work, creating a collage painting. The end result is the reflection of a day of color and light passing from morning to evening.

 

Landscapes

Landscapes

Most of the works in this series focus on fields of wild flowers and gardens; however, there are several collage paintings that reflect on changing seasons. All of the paintings in the series are the result of creating many smaller paintings, which are then cut up and reassembled into these larger works. The pieces measure 4' x 6' to 8' x 12' in scale.

Cazenovia Gardens

Cazenovia Gardens

This series of collage paintings was constructed over a two-year period. There are 70 54" x72" collage paintings in the series and many smaller framed works. The larger paintings were all started as smaller paintings in "Cazenovia Gardens."

A Day in the Garden

A Day in the Garden

This series of triptych paintings are all 8’ x 12’ in size and reflect gardens in the Cazenovia, NY area. The passage of time and changing moods of the day are of major concern in these collage paintings.