These two new paintings were created using acrylic, spray paint, and collaged maps and sheet music on birch wood panel. Using spray paint was a new experiment for me and I think it worked out pretty well. The application of the paint gives these two paintings a more immediate, sketch-like feel. I like how the layers of collage turned out too. The maps I included are from the Chicago Bike Map and various travels (New York City, Paris, San Francisco). I have a lot more maps from traveling, so I want to create more paintings like these to add to my Cityscapes series. The finished pieces are the first two images below followed by close-ups so you can better see the layers.
Rooftop Jam, acrylic, spray paint and collage on panel, 36x24, 2013
Sidetracked, acrylic, spray paint and collage on panel, 18x24, 2013
Here are the detailed close-ups of Rooftop Jam:
Here are the detailed close-ups of Sidetracked: