Today I made my first altered book "Poetry Pages".
This is how it started: as I said in my earlier post, I plan to take my
inspiration from the words on the page....... to avoid that "I really want to paint
something, but WHAT?" problem. I painted gesso to strengthen and seal the paper
but just left the word bits that I wanted.
"A Griffin, wheeling here and there about,
Kept reconnoitring us...."
"Beheld afar off, in the hooded shade
Of darkness, a great mountain (strange to speak)
Spitting, from forth it's sulphur-baken peak..."
This side collage, stencil and texture paste.
And lots of acrylic washes and runs.
I like this poetry thing. It's funny when you see things in a photograph, think I
need some bright yellow in the bottom right hand corner for balance?????
Bye for now, Penny.