that is very complicated, i mean why i love it. those silhouette photographic like figure(s) and the yellow. yellow is unlike any other color, it's overwhelming, no? and then those subtle details on the left. i like your new ways, Richard!
i agree about yellow, it is "dangerous" and i felt so very daring using that scrap i love the way the ink feathered into the cardboard. and then the left, i worked and reworked, tried a few different things until it was right.
masking tape there, which i hadn't used in a long time. i hadn't made three pieces at once in a long time too - not a lot of time for art in December and at the holidays, but i can still do it, yay for me
Bold use of color in these last three, Richard. And I like the way you've used ink here. The perspective on the figurative reference is striking and, I think, takes the composition into an entirely different place. Just curious, was the figure intentional?
Thanks very much, Ken. The figure was not intentional but when I saw the possibility of it I covered up certain areas to make it more prominent. All three new pieces began with a big sheet of cardboard I stained with tea and then put ink on. I looked at where interesting shapes had developed and cut the big sheet up into various sections.
Cool. (Speaking of cool, I noticed you changed your ID photo)
When you say "cardboard" are you talking about corrugated or something else?
I recently bought a paper cutter. It came packed in perfectly cut and stacked pieces of beautiful double-wall corrugated. They're just the right size. I saved them, of course. I just put gesso on one to try out. I guess you can't put gesso on if you're going to use tea to stain the surface. Other than that, do you prep the surface in any way before gluing?