Thursday, April 5, 2012
Playing With Ink and Collage, Jane Davies Style
There are some wonderful collage and mixed media books available these days. One of my current favorites is Jane Davies Collage Journeys. She has a great website where she posts videos and free tutorials. Last weekend I watched her Playing With Ink series of tutorials and was inspired to get out my inks and paints and play around. The basic idea is to paint and draw on cheap paper that you then cut up and use in collage. So fun!!
This is definitely an enjoyable way to incorporate expressive line and shape into abstract compositions. Since I've returned to doing more art in this past year, I've been somewhat timid in my work at times. As I was doing these paintings, I felt freer in my painting than I have in a long time, so this was a good exercise for me.