One of two new pieces on my print table, still wet from creating an underpainting on the monoprinted surface.
A newly completed work is a rich resource of “coulda shoulda wouldas” – not in a critical sense, more in an “imagine if…” context. A great jumping off place for a new work is to respond to the one that’s just been completed. If you did it again, what would you do differently? What would make it richer, more compelling, more articulate?
Having just put the finishing touches on the fourth piece in my Relics series, I am working through my responses to this one – both the likes and dislikes – on two new pieces.
In these, I hope to explore variations on color, composition and marks that can best convey the feel of ancient writings scrawled or carved on aged, worn, eroded surfaces .
Here’s a snippet of Relic 4. I can’t show the whole image because I’m considering entering it in an international juried exhibition that prohibits any images of accepted works being reproduced or exhibited prior to the show opening.