Returned to the downloaded workshop I started at the beginning of January. Workshop focuses on composition, the current lesson on abstract landscape as composition.
Did a first run through the exercise a couple of weeks ago.
Wanted to try my hand at another abstract landscape following the same guidelines.
Felt loose and spontaneous with the initial collaging.
Covered collage with a loose wash, no hesitation. Created a rough demarcation for horizon.
Added color. Painted loosely.
Experimented: applied no paint to collaged horizon; made horizon sloped and deep.
Observed: fussiness with collaging.
Observed: loss of attention to values.
Experimented: changed values; fiddled with pastels in foreground and background.
Chopped exercise into pieces.
Threw whole excercise over the horizon! Buh-bye!