Just thought I would show you a few things that I'm working on now. As you can see, I've limited the color and vocabulary, and seem to be working out a few ideas over the course of lots and lots of pieces. This is just a sampling. These are all either 18"x24" or 19.5"x25.5".
The 18"x24" are on my all-purpose Cheap Drawing Paper, and the slightly larger ones are on Canson drawing paper, which I've just discovered. It holds up to a lot, but is still pretty light weight. For the "keepers", I coat the back with matte medium. Then the paper lies a bit flatter. For paint, I am using Blick Matte Acrylics for black, white, and neutrals, and bits of Golden Fluid Acrylics for some colors.
Here are a few more of the vertical pieces, all of which are 7"x22" on printmaking paper:
Drawing materials on all of the above include Pitt pens, Caran d'Ache NeoColor II crayons, and a few graphite sticks and pencils. Nothing too fancy.
My online classes Unlocking the Secrets of Color and Exploring the Self-Portrait are both beginning next week, and are filling up fast. I'll open the blogs later today so people can start posting their introductions. I love this part of online workshops! My Extreme Composition class got so much enthusiasm that we've begun Extreme Composition 2, open only to those who took the first class. It is more like a group discussion forum where everyone sets her own goals and everyone supports each other. It is off to a fabulous start! Extreme Composition will be offered again starting in April.