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Day 3: Fighting Hard and Soft

Flowers

Artist Kelly Anne Powers collage mixed media, portland oregon

In today's painting, I added some collage. I love collage but if you're not careful, it changes the feel of a piece pretty significantly. It creates a different, much harder, kind of line, and now that I have it in, I need to try and reign in back. There is also a bit of a fight between subtle and overt. The photo doesn't show some of the layering affects I have working through the piece, but i think because I decided to add strong line to one of the flowers, I've boxed myself in so that I need to a piece with fewer subtle shifts.

I'm heading back into my day job for an evening of work, so I can let it sit and think about it again tomorrow.



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