My mother-in-law has commissioned me to create a piece using black, white and red as my palette. My job transition has kept me from creating much of anything, but over the past few weeks I've been going through my paper files and pulling out any and all black/white/red scraps.
I ended up with a huge pile, and a nice mix of hand-painted papers, commercial papers, security envelopes, and bits of advertising. One brain-dead evening last week I coated all of these papers in polymer medium while watching some mindless TV.
Yesterday was a paid holiday for me, and I found myself with a surprisingly unscheduled stretch of time. With all of my collage fodder prepped and ready to go, I was able to sit down and start.
I wasn't sure where I was going, but as with most things, once I started I couldn't stop. (and I'm continuing my love affair with the polymer medium/tack iron collage technique. Not a single glue-fail or buckled paper in sight!) I have six finished pieces, a few more in progress, and a couple of silly postcards for good measure.
Each of these pieces is created on heavy 8"x10" watercolor paper. I used drafting tape to create a 1.5" border, so the collage itself is 5"x7".
I keep changing my mind about which is my favorite. There's only one I don't like, but I include it here (without telling which one) because I'm often surprised by what people respond to.
What do you think? Which one is your favorite?