I cheated this time—drew the line first! Loved making a completely uninhibited line on a blank canvas without having to take into account how a pen or other line-maker would fare going over collage.
I love the line itself—it reads as calligraphic code in my mind.
Used my own handpainted collage paper again. Continue to love it. I chose to focus only on neutrals in this piece—had to push myself a little, what with several sheets of vibrant colors competing for my attention—but the neutrals were fun, especially with the muted background of the wash on the manila stock I'd prepped.
As I've done before, I worked with a 5x8" format, knowing I'd cut the piece into two postcards at the end. I like the challenge of that approach, creating something that with any good fortune will hold together compositionally both before and after cutting.
|line with open grid collage|
I like the interplay of the soothing neutrals and the little spritz of energetic boldness in the line.
4x5", collage and ink on manilla stock
[not for sale]