Collage Works in Progress: Abstract and Minimalist

As yet Untitled #1. Layered paper collage work in progress. Hand-stamped and distressed paper on 20" x 24" x .75 canvas.

As yet Untitled #1. Layered paper collage work in progress. Hand-stamped and distressed paper on 20" x 24" x .75 canvas.

I pulled out three collages I started at the beginning of the year but that just weren't working for me. I gessoed over the surfaces without a clear plan except to see where the process took me. I've been playing around with abstract and minimalist pieces in my art journal, but this hadn't transferred to my larger canvases...until this week. I'm calling the untitled collage #1 done except for some varnish.

As yet Untitled #2. Layered paper collage work in progress. Hand-stamped and distressed paper on 20" x 24" x .75" canvas.

As yet Untitled #2. Layered paper collage work in progress. Hand-stamped and distressed paper on 20" x 24" x .75" canvas.

Collage #2 is almost finished. I still have some areas I want to stamp and a few small details to add, plus varnishing to protect the surface. I liked the textures in this one--just want to even out the colors a bit.

As yet Untitled #3. Layered paper collage work in progress. Hand-stamped and distressed paper on 20" x 24" x .75" canvas.

As yet Untitled #3. Layered paper collage work in progress. Hand-stamped and distressed paper on 20" x 24" x .75" canvas.

Collage #3 has a ways to go. I'm interested to see how this one will progress. These are much different than the large collages I've finished previously. I am having fun exploring textures and color with not so many teeny, tiny pieces of paper to cut!

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