Sunday, March 8, 2015

LB2015 - Seeds...

As a project to represent my community, I chose a mountain scene.  Can you tell?

This was a tough project and lesson for me - finished today.  Shading and highlights are not something I necessarily think about or plan for in advance of doing a project (also true of my 'seeing' photographs).  So, choosing what I was going to shade and highlight on this project were challenging choices. as you can see.  The blending needs some improvement, even though I like the three-dimensionality of the abstracted tree trunk.  What I primarily learned is that the collage base needs to be lighter weight.  Mine wasn't as I'd used thick papers and that became a problem especially when applying gesso to reduce the intensity of the collage colors.  My brayer couldn't make contact with all the layers of the paper that should have been covered with it.

In any case, I keep learning!
This piece was created through a class offered by Tamara Laporte from Willing Arts Ltd. For more information, visit this link:


  1. The design is wonderful and the colour and contrasts just sing across the paper. Really a grat result... love it!

    1. I really appreciate your comments, Bethany...thank you!