Dusk, Home Gate (Sold)
....almost dark upon my return. Acrylic collage painting on thin gessoed birch panel 7.5 x 12 inches.
I have a strange relationship with the collage stage of these works. I like to work quickly, and yet the collage process is rather slow and methodical. It allows me to deliberate in a way that I don't find annoying. It is akin to laying bricks, or building something out of wood....one piece gets added to another and you can see tangible progress. And this stage also feels very different than the laying on of paint that comes afterward. It's an odd combination that mystifies me a bit......