Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Final poppy on masa
I'm calling my experiment with the poppy over for now and moving on to planning some new pieces. That is after I finish up what's on my plate right now. I act as if I have A.D.D. at times, jumping from one piece to another, but ideas just have to be put on paper as soon as they gel and other pieces will always wait.
I wasn't thrilled with the colours in the poppy. I felt it didn't have enough definition and still isn't going quite where I want it to. I added some touches of pastel to bring back some lighter sections that I lost. I was anxious to experiment with the concept of this paper and didn't plan my drawing well enough. The next one will have a roadmap attached to preserve the whites better.
However, I love the veining that the process creates in the masa paper and the potential for experimenting. I wish I hadn't rushed the piece but there is always next time and lessons learned. Isn't that what its all about?