If you’re looking through the blogroll or your emails for steps 2-4 of this painting, stop now, I didn’t blog them. Step 2, a pile of pieces, is really boring for the observer. Step 3 – pieces arranged on the panel is slightly more interesting but not easy to photograph. Step 4 – all the pieces removed and numbered and their places on the panel marked is marginally more interesting than step 2. Thus, I present the completion of step 5.
This painting is the second one where I’ll use both watercolor collage and acrylic. Acrylic is going to be step 6 and will start tomorrow afternoon, though I might not get finished until next Thursday. No, I’m not an especially slow painter, I have a three day show this weekend, gallery deliveries Monday and Tuesday and a workshop on Wednesday.
I am already loving the use of more of my skills in each creation. I’m also considering a poem to go on this painting – perhaps not a sonnet, it’s a little small for a sonnet, perhaps a shorter poem. We will see if inspiration strikes me before I get to the moment when I need to spray acrylic glaze – at which point I can no longer paint watercolor on it.