Continuing on my new collage series, I decided to create a self portrait. With nothing but time – thanks broken leg – I decided to tackle a large-scale, three-by-four-foot format. Here it is, a portrait of the artist as a not so young man – comprised of the printed page, clippings from @TheNewYorkPost – which one day in the near future will no longer be in print, but rather illuminated on a digital screen.
For a sense of scale, yours truly looking aloof next to my creation.
Starting out with a quick, crude painting sketch.
Headlines from The Post, creating a puzzle of images around the initial outlines. I am amazed at the news material we have become desensitized to; Divorce, Rape, Terrorism, Murder, Racism – all with our morning coffee.
A round of light blue, creating the 3-D glasses effect.
A near fully collaged surface, headlines intermingling.
Splashing colors around the canvas with even distribution.
Working on color cycles; primary red, yellow, blue; secondary purple, orange, green.
Defining the boundaries with a variety of saturation in the colors.
The final, a self portrait collage to start out the New Year.