We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Making waves ...

The second exercise on my art course was to create an abstract collage, and to include some texture and metallic effect, but no overpainting this time.

Abstract? not tried that before - what is abstract?  Could it be defined as not being able to identify and name the contents?

I took my inspiration from sound waves.

Still using A3 size watercolour paper, I first did a watercolour wash with varying intensity of colour. I used violet Brusho as a regular diluted watercolour paint.

I prepared some papers, and also used some from my stash. Including randomly painted book pages, dried paint clean-up wipes, cork, corrugated card, fabric ribbon, acetate, metallic thread wool, Gelli printed deli paper, rice paper and handmade paper.

I also overlaid white tissue paper on some areas, but this is very subtle and difficult to see in the photo.

Some detail, using some book page clippings.

How about some abstract thought progression ...

Sound waves - waves crashing on the beach - the sea ...

This week's Craft Barn challenge is "The Sea". Are abstracts allowed? Let me know your abstract thoughts!


  1. I quite like your abstract and the colour blue does evoke the sea. Other than that I couldn't say...

  2. A very arty interpretation, I love this!

  3. Oh wow, yes I can see the sea, thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x