Last weekend I did find time to make some collages but didn't find time this week to scan and upload. Since I'm off work today, it's catch up on all the details day......
I started by using my black gesso to paint over my cardboard/cereal box fronts. I love the deep, solid black base it creates. I kind of had it in my mind to work in black/white/tan and see what would happen on the black background. Ended up going a different way......
Partly because Karen's swap package of papers arrived and I wanted to dip right in.....
#45 - Karen's Influence
#46 - Quietude
Experimented with a square format (5x5") - two papers from Karen help form the background and then I'd received a promo postcard for something or other with this little boy on it and I've had it in my stash for over a year. I finally found him a home.
#47 - Romantic Nights
Papers, washi tape, a paper napkin on black gesso. 5x5"
#48 - Goin' Round in Circles
This one developed entirely accidentally. My fingernail scraped the black gesso and left a mark - paint over it or make more marks? I scraped away and the cereal box colors under the gesso made such a cool random pattern! Added some torn curved papers and called it done. And fun!
#49 - Shadow Leaves
Now it's a new weekend and I'm excited to get back into the art room and use more of Karen and Lorinda's swap papers.....will share soon!