I had this particular combination for printing in my mind pretty much from the start of looking at project 15. But I hadn’t really given lots of consideration to what the design would be, so my first port of call was considering colour and layout combinations…
A few weeks ago I paid a visit to a local estate/park called Coombe Abbey to try and find some inspiration for my collatype print. I took some photo’s which you’ll see below and also did a sketch whilst sitting outside, I only completed one sketch taking around half an hour/forty five mins to do so. It was so cold that I couldn’t bear to sit outside any longer!
I sat on a bench and took the side of the house/the gardens leading up to it as my focal point. I found it hard to decide where to start with the sketch but tried to start with simple outlines and build up shapes with shading and hatching marks.
Whilst I enjoyed the sketching and like the images / general landscape of the area I didn’t think that it would make a suitable subject for the collage print. Simply because I felt the image would be too complex to try and capture, there would be lots of different textures and elements to try and pare down to make a striking image. Maybe I’ll come back to it later.