Originally Posted by Inlite
thankyou both of the advice, Ill try those ideas out asap and reply, Im a bit squemish about cutting sometimes because you cant put it back if you decide its wrong but I never thought of just cutting it out completely and cutting a new piece to fit
I understand. This is why I like Linoleum. An unmounted linoleum piece is easy to cut, carve, and repeat. Wood is a bit more work. I have lots of jig saw prints. I've cut out sections that just didn't work and fit in a new element.
One other more art philosophical things to kick around is... the ability to change or destroy your own work as a positive thing. When I was in school, studying painting, I remember my advisor coming by and pointing at areas in an abstract painting I was working on and he'd ask 'What's going on over here?' and I'd say 'what do you mean?' and he'd say 'NOthing is going on over here. You haven't changed that and it's not working with the rest of the picture. You are falling in love with that little area and now it's irrelevant to the rest.' I became able to take an art object or part of an image and 'destroy' it and rework it to make it... work. When I'd saved work for so long that the paintings were becoming moldy, I was able to cut the canvas off, toss 'em, and reuse or give away the stretchers (I had slides). the point is... by not seeing something as too precious, I was more able to experiment, add remove elements and learn something new.
Gads, I rambled on again.
Mark in MAdtown