Saturday, March 13, 2021

 Once I started using black watercolor paper with my four Abstract Composition Backbones Masks, the ideas flowed from one project right into the next.  

With masking tape, I placed Abstract Composition Backbones 4 s867 onto black watercolor paper alongside Abstract Composition Backbones 1 s864 (both having been paint stained from earlier projects....

That tape helped hold the masks in place while I used a sponge to add areas of gray and red acrylic heavy-body paint:


When I lifted off the masks, I found this --

Some areas needed cleaning up and the composition needed connections.  So I used a black Sharpie for cover-up work and a little black linework.

I continued to add linework after switching  to a Sharpie pen with metallic gold ink....

... with the results shown below.

Above:  There is a part of me that wishes I had stopped here!

The photo below shows a close-up of the focal area as it appears above (before I did additional work on the area.)

Studying this area, I decided it needed more gold in the immediate space around the focal point.  I used collage to add color there and all across the entire piece --

The above photo shows the artwork as it stands now.  I may later add similar shapes, with the same colors, to connect both the top border and the bottom border with the main body of the abstract.

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