mixed media collage, 8x10 inches
Yesterday I should have spent most of my time resolving the issues that have arisen with a watercolor. I revisited a photo I took years ago of a basket of peppers, thinking that the Yupo surface would be ideal for the shiny surface of the peppers. But along the way I somehow went wrong, and working on it wasn't solving problems, merely causing new ones. So I set the watercolor aside and tried something else.
This violet collage was an exercise in composition and colors. I wanted a cruciform shape, and I wanted to have violet as the base color. It started with watercolor on Canson paper, then I added at pastel, acrylic, and cut or torn paper. My scanner created a strange and funky interpretation of the actual colors, which are a little duller than this. But no matter how I fiddled, I couldn't get it just right. This image is cropped a bit. So - today I need to get back to the peppers and see what I can do. Enough procrastinating.
I'm also looking forward to meeting with a local watercolor group this afternoon. They plan to work on watercolor canvas, a surface I have never used. Have any of you worked on watercolor canvas?