house, not a homePosted: October 21, 2009
Drew this today… a blue print if you will.
Since my senior year of college, I have been preparing surfaces to paint on. I then use what I’ve painted on to cut out shapes and to use them in my work. I like this for a couple of reasons. I can control the colors used in my work yet can still do collage. I also like to paint, but am not a strong drawer. Painting on large pieces of paper satisfies my desire, but has a practical application. It also leaves me room to experiment with different papers, mark-making, etc..
I have recently been interested in using old sketchbooks and drawings pads. I found a few that were from Life Drawing and had tons of charcoal smeared on the pages. I thought this could work as a good ground, so I used a matte medium to prepare it for acrylics. I like that you can still see a ghost of the drawing underneath.
Both of these are to go along with what I’m currently working on:
The composition will definitely change and I’m going to go in digital to add some line work with it. That’s the beauty of digital assemblage I guess.