Thursday, February 12, 2009

Just Plugging Away

I started this piece as one of my one hour warm-up paintings.  But it took on a life and story of its own and became a two day painting/collage.  It is watercolor, gouache and acrylic on tea-stained paper, mounted on top of acrylic on wood panel.  It's not actually crooked, I was just photographing lazily.  
It has a caption: Of all her suitors Walter was, by far, the loudest.

I haven't figured out a way to work the caption into the piece.  I like the composition as is, but I do want the text to be a physical part of the painting.  

I have been painting eggs like a fiend (just the base coats so far, but fiendish nonetheless).  I've been obsessively rearranging and grouping them.  
These white ones are going to be part of an installation along with the Of all her suitors collage.  
Hmmmm.  Maybe I'll try some warmer tones today....

2 comments:

A COLLAGE A DAY said...

nice collage.
walter was loudest!

Richard said...

A one hour warm up painting?
Can you elaborate on just what is involved in your warm up?

I have my own warm up exercise as well. Look for it in a new blog posting, coming soon.