Tonight I pulled out one of the very first collage'd over canvases that I started several years ago. I wanted to see if I could make a little more progress on it somewhere.
I sat with it for a few minutes then I decided to try to remove some elements I no longer feel very committed to.
|I will keep the trees and the blue devil guy. I am also very fond of the cat/fox guy who is carrying a sort of patchwork dog/cat under his arm. I do not like the two large guys to the left of him.|
|I was able to erase the two guys to the left of the cat/fox guy. I can still see the essence of them but they are pretty much erased.|
|Next I emphasized the long-legged creature and erased the bird that was partially covering the long-legged guy's legs and the unpainted parts of the two trees. I darkened the tree trunks to prepare for painting.|
And this is where I am stopping for tonight. Mostly because I get pretty tense about trying to paint on this particular canvas/collage because I am not very skilled at painting and I am worried I will lose the guys that I can still see here. I am not very skilled with shading and shadows and I am going to give it a go...I was very lucky with the blue devil guy...hopefully I can salvage the rest of the characters, too.
|How it looks so far.|