The assignment was to make several collages and then create a painting form the collage. Because I was seeking something different with the endless tired still life, I was told to create four or five paintings based on my backyard painting. See below. I think for this reason they have a feeling of collage. The painting with the small cutout tree. And the full chickadee is my favorite.
I did both I half assed the collages, taking old images of my own work and slapping them together into something new. I have at least two good paintings out of that. I have an unfinished collage that is very intriguing and every time I walk by it I say OH. I accidentally made a discovery when I was cleaning and placed it on a piece of paper that I liked but didn’t use and it has potential.
I think I will work on those a bit today before my meeting.
These two paintings I worked on yesterday. I am quite happy with one of them. The other is in need of additional work. Especially now that I look at it online. It helps my eyes somehow to see it backlit and smaller I can focus on what it needs better.
Still adjusting to my new eyes.