Aaron and I made our first swap. He gave me his 5 boards, I gave him these 4.
Here is an overview of what was going through my head as I made these. . .
How do I make art for/with someone else?
Will our styles jive?
Do I have a style?
Do I keep my part small to make room for him?
Where do I put 'my part'?
Would it be too bossy of me to hog the center?
Can polite art be good art?
How much do I do?
Did I do too much?
Am I just setting the stage/creating a 'background'?
Will my collage images lead him? -Is that good or bad?
Wish I wasn't so afraid to DRAW!
Illustration board doesn't take paint like wood does!
Is there a theme emerging?
Does it matter if it doesn't make sense?
When does an experiment become the Real thing?
What will he think?
What will he DO?
These are gorgeous! I know they're beginnings for a swap, but they look so complete as they are . . . so cool to have photos of each stage as these develop. Can't wait to see what happens next!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Bridget. It raises so many questions like how do you know when a painting is done, and when to know where to stop? I'm trying not to have any expectations about the end result and just focus my energy on the process -which is teaching me a lot! Will post pix of Aaron's boards next.ReplyDelete