One of my class assignments involved creating a loose grid of various materials and attempting to unify then in different ways. The exercise was challenging and informative. I made five studies, and while I certain sections connected well to other sections, the pieces as a whole didn't hang together as compositions.
And so , in typical fashion, I cut them into quarters to use as postcards. I want to get better at working over collages with paint - to obscure certain areas, highlight others, unify elements. It's not easy. I'm always afraid to put down too much and ruin the parts I like. Plus it's hard to decide what should be the focal point, and what needs to recede into the background.
Here are some before and after shots of the postcards I've been re-working.
I didn't do very much to these first two, and they may not be finished. (original on left, revised on right)
More was done to these next ones:
These last ones were reworked to the point of being unrecognizable
Here are a few more, in varying states of "doneness."
What's in store for your weekend? Any creative plans?