Inspired by the success of Sound Bites, the painting/collage of the sailors, I started a new piece using the same idea. I took a failed painting with Italian colors to combine painting and collage again. This piece follows Skip Lawrence's advice of a little and a lot. This has a little painting and a lot of collage. The beginning part came easily, but then it got more difficult because there were so many decisions to be made.
I added dark behind the figures head.
I tried out colors and shapes for the people behind the main figure.
I put on the figures with the head shapes and painted a neutral background.
I begin to paint more patterns throughout the piece.
But I see that the piece needs more dark, so I add dark shapes behind the background figures.
And then I see that I need dark on the two shapes in the bottom corners.
If this image seems familiar, here are previous versions. Sooner or later, I'll get it right.
I'd love feedback.