It is good to start the New year with a bit of a challenge..
A little while back a good friend of mine Swirlygirl was doing a little de-cluttering and gave me this very large unfinished canvas. She was determined she was not going to finish it and wanted me to do something with it. She is a lover of Flora Bowley and her 'Brave intuitive' art style.
I love intuitive art but it is something which I do not normally do in my collage.
I usually have some idea before I start of where I want to be.
Yes, things may change and plans fall by the wayside.
Colours may not work together, collaged shapes can be altered, but ultimately intuitive collage is something new for me. Starting with someone else's work is a challenge in itself. I didn't want to change it, but yet I wanted it to be 'me'
Hmmmm... a bit of splattered Gesso and marking tape still didn't do it.
Drastic action required.
Sorry swirlygirl... black and white gesso...
Some people see faces in these types of intuative paintings which they bring out (Check out Denthe and her fabulous blog) I see landscapes..... I think!
Those little red dots look like trees winding over the hillside
Intuitive collage can get messy, good use for all that discarded Christmas wrap though!
Not finished yet... still squirrelling away, adding some fabric paper elements....
When will it be finished? I guess its all down to intuition. ;)
Happy New year to all my lovely Blog friends may your new year be filled with love and light.
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