Saturday, May 2, 2009

This little painting is a remake of this one.  I wasn't satisfied with how the first one came out, and I wanted to make the text more prominent.  Now I fear I've made it too prominent.  Sometimes I can see for certain if things are working, and other times I just blindly plunge ahead and see what happens.  This is an example of the latter.  Looking at it now, I see that I should have placed "the loudest" a bit lower on the page.  Or maybe higher....yeah, I think higher.  I might monkey around with this a little bit more next week.  Everything is cemented down with matte medium, but I could always layer something more on top.  I love this kind of problem solving, because it always ends with a surprise.
I recently discovered these altered book drawings by Jen Koshbin.  I love them.