I'm still working on the arches painting. Here is how it looked last time I shared it with you.
It has undergone all kinds of subtle changes since then.
I felt like it needed more textural changes, so copied and printed some text I had pulled out of an old book, and then took a vintage balalet image and printed it in several sizes. Cut up some maps from an old atlas. Here is is ready to start collageing .
I had decided to combine it with my idea to incorporate the seven mercies - not depicting the acts of mercies, but the spirits of the mercies.
What next? Playing around with Photoshp now that I have the images in the computer. Hmmmm.... what do you think of these?
I'm thinking they might work as post cards. Hmm....
I'll update this later when I make more changes, but for now, I have volunteer work to do.
Oh yes, if you aren't familiar with the seven mercies, it was a painting by Caravaggio ,1495-1543, an Italian painter. In this painting he illustrated the seven acts of mercy - feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick and infirm, visit the imprisoned, and bury the dead. Good principles throughout the ages.