|The Secret Lives of Leaves (in progress)|
|The Secret Lives of Leaves (detail, more progress)|
|"The Secret Lives of Leaves"|
10 x 10"
mixed media collage on board
Photographing the progress of an artwork is a valuable tool to assessing the work and noting the changes.
I neglected to take a picture of the starting point but these 3 pictures show some of the changes and decisions that were made along the way.
I know I should do this more often.
But I find the photographing a disruption to my "being in the moment".
What is even more disrupting is when I take notes of the materials and media used in the layers as I work.
But again this is valuable when I want to repeat something that has turned out particularly well.
I like this piece as it currently stands, but I am not completely sure it is done.
I think I need to live with it for awhile.