Saturday, March 27, 2010
I am still pondering ideas to incorporate some of the pieces in my collection into my work. I started painting yesterday with acrylics, and it felt so free and uninhibited, unlike mosaics, which take so much time, and are unforgiving as far as mistakes...when you paint you can just cover your mistakes or brushstrokes that you don't like, with more paint, but to remove mistakes in a mosaic is not an easy task and takes the physical work of prying up the tesserae and chipping off the grout.....not a fun process at all, as I can attest to! Somehow I have it in my mind that I can not work with different mediums at the same time...I tell myself, I should either mosaic and concentrate on that, or paint and concentrate on that. A silly rule, it seems, I made up for myself. Well, now maybe I will just have to break it!