These tiny paintings are from one sheet of my leftover paint and experiments with stamps. The concept came from Adele Sypersteyn, whose video on this got me all excited, and I ran into the studio and executed her suggestion. She suggested doing a random painting just slopping on paint and drawing and then going over it with a window finder to get ideas for abstract paintings. I already had my collage source so I did it on that. WOW. Her video is here:
Experiments with carving stamps. I tried linoleum block printing many years ago but found it difficult. Perhaps because I am older and have some images that are appropriate, it is easier now. The spiral and stars is carved on the other side from the sort of spaceship/eye image stamp, so it is face down in this photo. I stamped on one of my leftover paint sheets of paper, which gives a very lively look with black stamps.
Neither titled nor finished, this is a collage of Texas Mountain Laurel leaf, pod and seed shapes. It did not have enough contrast so I glazed the background with this rich brown. I think it needs even more contrast, but I am not sure where or how. Stay tuned!