The lesson this week was a lady with dripped hair full of birds and flowers and the background was bright drips everywhere with black drops on the drips. I chose another route for the lady. When I thought of flowers and birds in the hair I envisioned this Marie Antoinette type lady so I went for that. I was feeling a lot more confident in the beginning which waned as I progressed. I did go with the drips and drops, which I thought would be an interesting contrast from Marie, but it only looks like a dark, drippy mess. But I had fun doing it anyway!
Well this was within my comfort zone. I found it interesting that I struggled with the abstract lesson last week and had no problem with the collage lesson. I might have realized that I imposed some rules on myself for an abstract, when I should have approached it with the same idea as a collage, if that makes sense.....
Anyway, enjoy all this texture and glazing and iridescent gold too.
Well, this was a far departure from the instructors abstract, which she gesso-ed over and started from scratch. Not sure where this came from but it just kind of grew out of the page. There's a bazillion layers of paint and texture.
The colors in the flowers is a buildup behind the whole page. Then there is a texture of dots, which is lightly highlighted with grey around the edges and the writing in acrylic pen. Another interesting lesson.