Monday, May 31, 2021
Fooling around in my sketchbook again. I taped off these areas and used a limited palette of red-orange, orange, and blue green with china marker, white paint stencil, and tissue paper transparencies.
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Mountain Road Collage (after Andre Derain)
This 9"x12" collage is pinned up on my studio wall, so you can make out the edges of the clear push pins if you look closely. I enjoyed putting this together and I see how the dark lines accentuate the bright colors, and the composition is delightful.
Here is the reproduction of Derain's painting (also seen in an earlier post):
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
More Tiny. Journal Pages
For some reason, I stopped adding the black marks to some of these spreads. I think they look better without it. I don't know if that is a permanent change or not.
Monday, May 17, 2021
Once again, I based the colors in a collage on a painting from the Fauves era. This one is by Braque, called "Paysage a la Ciotat" or Landscape at Ciotat. The shapes feel like they are bouncing around and excited about something, in awe and wonder. This spread is in the 8"x5" notebook.
Mail Carrier on Horseback
I put in the backgrounds from gel printing papers I had on hand, and yesterday I put shapes onto them. It is a bit raggedy but it gives me pleasure to look at it.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
This green spread was fairly restrained, so I added the red-orange collage materials, plus the stamp and magazine photo to give it a bit of a boost.
Teensy-Weensy Collage Journal
I am having a lot of fun doing these spreads. I begin with a small cut-out portion of a gel print I have made. Then I collage another piece of a gel print in a shape, usually in a complementary color. Finally I collage in some black marks that are painted on tissue paper transparency sheets. Very enjoyable! I use these sketchbooks for developing ideas, trying out techniques, and just keeping my studio practice consistent. I used the little clamps to keep the pages open and flat.
This journal is 8" x 5" and I am working in it using glue sticks and acrylic medium only on the side that is being glued down. I am hopeful this will reduce the sticky factor.
It is hard to say if this sketchbook is finished. I keep doing things and then thinking Ooh that might look good on other pages. I think the next sketchbook I will work on only one page, instead of in spreads, because that way I will have to contend with less stickiness. Now both sides are sticky, and they want to glue themselves together.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Mountain Road Geometric Collage
Collage in small (8"x5") sketchbook, colors based upon Andre Derain's painting "La Route dans la Montagne"
Friday, May 14, 2021
This piece is 9"x12" collage, from Georges Braque, L'Estaque, 1906. I am working on doing abstract landscape, using collage.
Reproduction of Braque's painting from a book on Fauvism.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Old Walls with Fragments of Posters
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Friday, May 07, 2021
Sun and Moon Spread
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
These two were early attempts at painting in combination with collage in this sketchbook, and I was not pleased with the results. Today I added deli paper with painted circles in black fluid acrylic, and I think it improved them both considerably.
This page was a little blah so I added some black marks. I made the marks on artist's tissue that was coated thinly with gloss medium.
Tuesday, May 04, 2021
Blue-Green and Brown-Ochre
This sketchbook constantly evolves; it is very exciting for me. On the left I had the greenish pattern, and on the right the yellow and tan swirls. I forgot to let them both dry enough and they stuck together. Because of that I put more collage items on top of what I had. I like them both even better now. One of those happy accidents, I guess.
Sunday, May 02, 2021
Saturday, May 01, 2021
Houston Arboretum II In Process
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