|Lake Alpine Study 1|
|Lake Alpine Study 2|
For the first piece one of the things I liked the most was the curved line of the white cutout paper against the white background paper. In painting the larger piece I lost that idea because there was no cut out paper involved. I did create some textural differences to define that area of division but it is hard to see. At the last minute, as a touch up measure, I inadvertently created some textural crosshatching. It's very subtle though. I'd like to recreate my original "sketch" in a larger format since I think that construction is what is holding my attention.
The second piece also lost a little in translation. The proximity of the moon to the hills was increased. The actual size of the moon itself was reduced. I also reversed the direction of the hills which created a different overall structure. This is another piece that I think I would do again closer to what I did in my sketch.
While I don't dislike the above pieces and recognize that there are probably endless outcomes, there is something still that I want to do here. One of the questions I have is about how to get the results that I want. Do I use a mix of painted cut paper shapes and regular painting? Do I just paint straight out what I want? The first piece contains a mix of painted paper and regular painting. This idea is appealing and versatile. I will be thinking about it today.
In the meantime, I am just plugging away today. Preparing paper on a board for painting, sanding existing paintings so that I can gesso over them, and also possibly doing another leporello/accordion book. They are quite fun!
Hope everyone is well. Thanks for reading and commenting.