I really struggled with the Jane Davies abstract landscape collage assignment. Despite my taking pleasure in process more than once (yay!), hopes that I'd also create something pleasing to my eye kept crashing and burning.
And I was feeling very discouraged.
Kept running around in circles.
Should I put my whited-out version of You Know That Wyoming out at the curb in the recycling bin? Certainly felt like a viable option, a practical and potentially useful way to clear inner space and move forward.
Should I give the piece another chance? And, if so, how?
I was at a loss and feeling burdened.
I woke this morning far from refreshed after significant insomnia in the night during which time I considered many painting ideas—all of which struck me as useless in the light of day.
Nonetheless, a genuine spark of interest in picking up my paintbrush again flared midmorning. It was just the tiniest spark, but here's where it took me when I fanned it … to a collage that pleases my eye!
I escaped my discouraged innerscape and created an abstract landscape! Hot damn!
|Made for You and Me|
8x8", acrylic and collage on watercolor paper
A recap of the journey:
|collaged print matter|
|veiled print matter|
|color warmed up a bit|
|hints of landscape|
surface textured with foam stamps and wet cloth
|more collage added;|
tissue paper used to 'paint' refining touches