Sunday, July 8, 2012

Collage Paintings

During the past few months, I have been making what I think of as collage paintings.  I start with a large sheet of watercolour paper and tear them to the size and then pile them up.  Then I start working on 4 or 5 at once, mainly due to drying times.  I paint a background which is like walls of a room going back to a vanishing point. To that I add shapes that respond to the small interior space.  You can also see how these have been the impetus for some of my installations, colours, shapes, forms.  I go back and forth between these drawings and the wall.

I have been putting them up on the wall (as pictured) and would love to make an large installation of them, perhaps filling a room.  Where the development and sketches become the work as a big grouping.  Something to play with over the coming months.

The works are graphite, acrylic and watercolour on paper.

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