I have been developing collage techniques over the summer. They have morphed into layers of strips of magazine pages/ words and images. I began working like this because I didn’t have any acrylic paint with me on holiday . I am enjoying the way the layers disrupt the surface and meaning of what you look at. I have been experimenting with adding texture with doodles, mono printing and book pages
Since returning from holiday – I have developed the technique further adding Strips at different angles and creating images that almost recreate my migraine aura – this last bit occoured accidentally
I have also tried working on a larger scale. I am pleased with the image below – it reminds me of my window onto the street – the Edwardian window frames – the railings and houses beyond all dissecting the view and the light – this is 2.5’x3.5′
I also tried an even bigger canvas 40″x50″ it’s funny this one was fine when it was lying flat – but I haven’t put the strips on straight and my varifocal lens seem to be playing tricks on me – I can’t look at the canvas with out getting irritated so I am storing it on its side. I have included some process photos below
I have brought the stripes into mixed media work too- here is a piece I just finished whilst working with Debbie Howard in Oxfordshire
That canvas looks great in landscape, it’s mesmerising. And you know I love those ladies. Have you looked at having them printed onto fabric? Oh & give me a shout if you run out of magazines, I’m a real hoarder and I’ve probably got a good stash you can have!!
I’m glad there’s someone else who doesn’t always get thing straight – been doing some very wonky circles drawing with paper on my knee. Lovely work