It's no secret that I love cooking. But sometimes with cooking, it goes a bit wrong and you have to turn it into something else. It's the same with art.
The other day, inspired by the beautiful light falling on the bright yellow autumn leaves of the tree in the courtyard that our balcony faces, I thought "I know, I'll paint that!". I think I was some what over-optimistic of my abilities, as although I liked how it started out, I wasn't pleased with the end result. So rather than waste the work, I thought I would instead turn it into this collage piece.
I painstakingly cut out the tree and all it's beautiful branches and trees and set it against a dark grey background.
I also liked the way the cut out tree looked from the reverse, it's white simplicity against a bright pink background.
So now I have two works for the price of one. Sweet! I also have some other ideas about creating a collage background of the apartment blocks using newspaper. So we'll see if that comes to anything...
And for the curious, this was the original version that I wasn't so keen on.