I worked on this, some more.
The more time I put in at the studio, the more I get out of the experience. Huh!
This is a piece I started last year. There are about 30 pieces of monofilament threaded thru the iris.
I’m on the fence, about whether to give a recognizable element of a plant, or to go completely abstract. I don’t think you’d recognize this as a holly bush without the title.
More paint, but I’m struggling with the greens. Or maybe it’s the yellow.
I added the center panel today. sorry the photo’s blurry.
One of the luxuries of being able to work on my art every day, is that I can let a painting simmer, until I’m ready to get back to it. This landscape has been bugging me, just one little part. I hung it in our living room, and I knew I would have to do more work. Now I’m not afraid of “destroying” a painting. I hear deKooning say “kill it, and bring it back to life.” To me it’s like kids and dogs, you can’t let them or YOUR painting win.
I’ve added more collage elements. The pupil of her right eye is a disc from a computer drive. On the detail you can see my reflection. The blue in her hat is from some heavy paper I found here in the gym. I looked up polymer resin. I wonder if it would preserve the charcoal marks, or just make a big mess. Too expensive to experiment.