Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Small and Simple

A few more in my growing personal collection of postcards and ATCs.  The focus here is on backgrounds and limited collage elements.  I'm really liking this mostly dark palette.

The paper painting I've been up to this week is about creating backgrounds -- for further development as postcards, ATCs, journal pages, maybe first layers for future paintings.  I'll post a few images later this week.  I'll also be firing up the large Gelli plate next week to create backgrounds. 

Meanwhile, I'm working on the last (of 3) signature in my current art journal, which I vow to complete before moving on to the next.  Next one up is the neutrals journal I've mentioned previously, and just last night I had the brainstorm to unbind it, print simple backgrounds on the pages, then rebind it again. 

6 comments:

MegWeaves said...

I hastily signed up for another Sketchbook Project sketchbook recently. I hope my postcard experience is going to help me - they are similar in sizes, at least. I really liked using newspapers while I was in Japan. Perhaps I'll go get the local paper here for collage's sake.

It's going to rain today here. Great for quiet contemplation.

Maggi said...

Your backgrounds are very rich. I like the muted colour palette.

Meg Fowler said...

I like these a lot, Connie ... especially the bird ones. Great color choices!

Leslie said...

Love all three in the left column, especially the crows.

Jeannie said...

Wonderful artwork, Connie. I wonder why we are drawn to certain palettes? What goes on in our brains to make us gravitate towards colors? I know, too deep for cocktail hour. LOL! Love what you are creating. I really love the rocks. :)

Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen) said...

I especially like the crows! :-)