This piece was an excellent example of how I can go too far… or rather not stop myself early enough. It’s like I passed the point where the piece had a decent resting place and just kept going… much to my dismay. This created a bunch of issues with the work. I ended up liking parts of it, but not the whole. Too — fractured. Going forward I will isolate the parts I like and then paint and draw from those parts. It has become apparent to me that I can use collage as a starting point as well as a medium.

The Middle by Heather Riley, Philadelphia Artist

The Middle
Colored Pencil, conte, graphite, paper, acrylic and oil on wood
2′ x 4′