Years ago I saw a piece of art by Derek Gores. He made these awesome sexy women portraits using cut and torn pieces of paper. I thought that was fascinating. I’ve done lots of drawing and painting with watercolor and oils but never really tried collage. After moving from a large home where I had my own studio room to a little apartment where I shared the living room space with my husband (both of us creative), I realized I was going to have to work in an economy of space. No more spreading out and leaving things up for weeks. I was going to have to make do. This collage technique seemed one way to utilize a small desk space as well as keep the carpet free from paint spots, so I decided to try it. This is one of my first pieces. The model is my niece Carrie. I won awards in several shows with this piece before gifting it to my niece.
What do you think?