Tuesday, August 12, 2008

House Collage in progress

I made this house collage for Elizabeth -- here are my trials...
(starting today -- I'll show the finished project tomorrow)
First I gessoed the canvas, then added coloured paper to the sky and white paper to the houses. Then I washed gesso over the houses. At this point I planned to make the houses all white.......
Then I added more black and white paper to the houses,
but it was too busy, so I decided to add some gesso washes to tone it down...... (oops, maybe a bit too much) Then I added some details with graphite pencil.
I decided that it was too white... so I added some washes of colour.....
and then......
(you'll have to check back tomorrow to see what I did.... Did I wreck the whole thing and toss it out? Did I manage to finish it and love it? Stay tuned.......)

5 comments:

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very nice! hahahahaha

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I love the color wash at the end!

Susan Williamson said...

I really enjoyed seeing the evolution of your house collage. You could have stopped at any stage and it still would have worked!

Elizabeth said...

You had better not have tossed it out!! i love it! can't wait to see more!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Joanne Huffman said...

I love seeing all these phases and look forward to tomorrow's installment.

Joanne