I'm totally out of my comfort zone working on my new "Holes in the Fences" series, but I'm having fun and I'm also learning some new things.
I am applying fabric "holes" that were left over from my Weathered Fences series, to 24" x 18" cradled boards, to create abstractions of construction fences and their holes.
I decided to make Photoshop "sketches" to help me make decisions about my options as I worked on my first piece, that has a green background.
These are sketches I made when the fabric holes were applied to the board, before doing any painting besides the green background.
These are sketches I made while doing additional painting, to help me decide what to do next. Some of these sketches I followed through with, and others I decided not to.
Playing with the painting in Photoshop was extremely helpful for this piece, and I may do it for the five more I am creating.