Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Next painting in series

This is the progress for #2 in the SD series of old homesteads. 2 W 4 1/2 S. (reads from Platte 2 miles west then 4 1/2 miles south and find this homestead.

This is how far I have gotten today.

Scroll down 2 posts to see the beginning.

I have learned from doing two collages in a row and doing them differently. That I prefer getting background color on first then placing my elements and drawings or letters what have you ...and add layers over that. This has been hard for me to be adding layers to and around and on top of the places I want to disappear and come forward.
I am sure I just need practice, but it looks to me that having a start on the background would be an easier way to travel through the process. According to my resources they have this method as the examples..placing the elements then adding the color.
Have you found the process that works best or is there such a formula?

Looking at the pictures side by side you can see the progress I made today...I am making progress.
The pieces at the top are hay bales, the town map, the homestead and a barbed wire fence. I need to add the directions.

This was earlier today...

8 comments:

~Barb~ said...

Oh Mar, I love the color tones in this piece...all the pinks, greens, blues, etc...I love it. Can't wait to see how it progresses.
Peace & Love,
♥ Barb ♥

Contessa Kris said...

I'm really liking this new painting you're working on. The layers, the colors are just beautiful!

Diane said...

Very nice, Mar. I always concentrate on completing the background first & then applying the other elements. That works best for me.

Kelly Kilmer said...

I love your use of color!

Anne said...

Hi, Mar! I love all the yummy colors in this. And I love the circular element around Platte. And I think it is cool how the gate in the fence almost becomes a ladder to Platte! :-)

mary schweitzer said...

I am LOVING this! I really like the colors. What a great series you are creating.

And I like what you did with the photos! I've never altered one.
Mary

Linda said...

This is coming along really well - the bold colours work brilliantly. You must be very proud of it!
Linda x

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