“Ashes, Ashes . . . “
Collage on paper, (journal page) 8.5 x 5.5 inches, I will just use these small pages as inserts among the larger pages of my 2010 journal. Since I have only another month plus, I’m just filling in with odds and ends! This is done on a brown paper base, with gesso. Torn papers glued down in two columns, gessoed, painted with gouache and outlined with black. Figure hand drawn over collage papers, then painted and gessoed over. Fine line brush used to outline figure and for face. Torn pieces of deli paper attached later and painted over with black gesso and lightly blotted for texture and color depth.
My goal was to do these as quickly as possible – not giving myself time to think about it. The figures and faces are out of proportion because I worked so quickly with no corrections.
“You Don’t Know”
The technique was the same for each one – torn pieces of papers glued down in two columns with the drawing done over the collage.