I must have painted this face 3 or 4 times and even at this point, I could contemplate for days the depth I see there already. What I discovered in this exercise alone is how much I love the forgiving nature of oil paints but that there are ways of achieving those effects with a medium that dries as fast as acrylics. While this is still a work in progress, I can honestly say that I am in awe of how this is turning out so far and I had absolutely no idea when I started that my collage would resemble anything like this. I am truly grateful to the universe for showing me what is possible simply by embracing a start.
Monday, July 5, 2010
It started with a color, an idea and not much else other than I knew I wanted to create a collage in the same style as Kelly Rae Roberts. So, after choosing one of my favorite colors and some snippets of decorative papers, away I went . It is incredibly liberating to create for the purpose of exploration and enjoyment of the process rather than striving toward a polished, finished piece. I can always go back and create a more detailed piece based upon what I've learned here in this study.