Sketch book compositional lay out..first one was the composition I was pulling from, just using magazines, scissors and glue stick in my little square sketch book.
Spring, 5 x 7 collage on watercolor paper tacked down
Fall 5 x 7 collage on watercolor paper tacked down with heat seal iron. Papers were just pulled from my scrap box as part of the exercise to understand my composition that I choice. By doing it again and again I will either get really board with it or I will understand it to the point of really knowing it.
Here are finished pieces drying on the table, I just gave the side a clear varnish coat to protect and finger oils or other things that might cling to it.
Summer 8 x 10 on gessobord with 2" cradle sides, printed papers and other altered collage papers we created in class with my crow image transfer over gestured acrylic markings.
Spring 8 x 10 Collage on Gessobord,
printed and altered collage papers with crow image transfers.
Winter 8 x 10 Collage on Gessobord,
with printed and altered collage papers and crow image transfers.
Fall 8 x 10 Collage on Gessobord
with printed and altered collage papers and crow image transfer.
I found that keeping the composition fair simple allows you to explore it..I admitted to my class the four pieces were heading totally in a different direction they were all done before underneath these collage on the surface. I had completed them a few weeks earlier but the weren't what I wanted to follow through with..so I cut drawing paper to size and coated with polymer and tack that down over the first collages and then stared with a white substrate again. The class was about learning the concept of using a sketch book and work through a project and having a theme..which is not a normal class assignment. But when I have students that have been with me for a while I will challenge them to work at it a bit more. This was a simple design carried out which then can be taken to other works and processes. I feel successful with it.