Monday, April 19, 2021
The last page of my watercolor spiral-bound sketchbook now has a background of a gel print. I am skipping around, adding shapes and so forth to these pages. I have a mixed media sketchbook ordered, so I will do a similar thing with that one. This gives me something to react to when I am doing warmup collages.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
I did not add any layers of collage to the smaller pieces, thinking that removing one layer might be fine. I think that is the case. This makes a nice background. I will put a coat of some neutral on it, either translucent or only partially covering the surface, meanwhile making some collage papers with the gel plate. The more I look at the paintings I did using many layers of collage shapes and paint, plus sanding, the more I like them. Even now I find these exciting.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
These pieces are collaged with random bits of paper that I had on hand. They are drying now, and once they are completely dry, I will sand the bigger ones, which have several layers of paper on them, and add another layer or two of collage to the smaller ones.