I only realised a few days ago that our first exhibition of the year is only six weeks away, and as it coincides with my painting week at Cober Hill, I have a lot to organise in the next month or so.
I have spent the day sorting out frames, throwing out old ones, and checking the measurements of the new ones as well as checking what mounts I need to order. This has taken up most of the day, but at least I know what I have now.
I also had a nice hour or so doing some expressive painting to music,and managed to finish an abstract collage, shown below. I really enjoyed doing this one, and have a couple more in the pipeline.
|Coastal Pathways 2, acrylic collage 9 x 9 inch|
|Rain over Flamborough, monoprint 10 x 10 inch|
I started a new series of expressive landscape collages yesterday, five in total. These are larger than the last ones, at 16 inch square. I have the collage and the acrylic underpainting finished, and will start working on them with the Markal oil sticks tomorrow.
I want to try adding stitch to these in a different way from the last series. It may be difficult stitching them on the sewing machine as they are on paper and so much larger than the previous ones. I can only try and see what I can do.