2019. Acrylic and collage on wood panel. 12 x 12 in.
Haven’t been posting because I’ve been painting and not feeling like switching to the talking-about-it channel. I have several new works but haven’t been able to settle down to signing and photographing them.
This is a collage from 2019, done on a cradled wood panel. The smoothness and solidity of wood panels are so different from canvas and provoke different moves from me. The materials here include the green handmade paper, a bit of resume paper, the linear piece of my precious vintage construction paper in a dusty rose, and a disk of matte photo paper painted red. The red netting is, indeed, plastic produce netting from the supermarket. It was gratifyingly easy to shape and glue down.
I enjoy making collages and always feel I’m about to make more, though I rarely actually do. That may change someday. I hope so, as they are a distinct channel with results I don’t get any other way. I think perhaps because I usually base my paintings on line, but the collages are much more about shape.
Anyway, I like this one.