The feedback at the final crit of the year was that as usual I was investing too much in the pieces of work I produced. It was suggested to me that I consider the Margarita Pizza approach - three components only. So, I took up that challenge confining myself to a background/support, painting surface and motif. I experimented with many found objects including a tin can which had to be new in order to use it which unfortunately produced a shiny surface and not one which fitted the brief. Better results were produced from slate, stone and wood. On holiday on Mull, I came across three lonesome boats left to rot at a disused quay. Lying on the sandy banks were sections of wood panel and other assorted rusty tools/sections. I collected a panel and a section was used in serveral parts of these artworks.
Carol E Duff