My drawing and painting life
I have many textured painted papers since I made so many monoprints on the gelli plate at the end of April. The colors are reasonably coordinated, so plenty of opportunity to make collages. I will be trying several things with them throughout this month.
It’s nice to try out different options in collage. For instance the difference between ripped and cut edges, or small pieces and large pieces. I made two collages the day I printed (April 29). They were made in a rather intuitive way. As there are so many prints/papers I can start experimenting with collage.
The other day (May 3rd, #246/365) I made a collage with only pieces that were cut in rectangles. I wanted to take my time fitting pieces together, so I used an A4 size paper as substrate.
I like the different textures, having the light and dark on some papers while others are more even in value. Still, I feel it could do with a bit more adventure. I may try a new one and add the adventure (taking a lot more time adding paint and stenciling, or ink drips. Not sure. I will keep this one as is, to show the progress through the experiments.
I also started a large collage with long strips, with rough torn edges and glued them rather haphazardly together. In the sense of the process and how the ‘edges’ look, it was the exact opposite of the one above. After making it, I felt it could do with a lot of tweaks. But similar to the one above, I’ll allow myself to be led by the motto “there’s always another day”. In this case: there’s always another day, for a better collage. So for now no tweaking, but I may try out other things on collages started fresh.
Both of them are quite dark. I rather like these warm dark colors. What do you think?
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