I have started a new mosaic, an abstract this time. As a painter I used to paint many abstracts, all of them a la prima (no plans or sketches in advance). In my mosaics I usually concentrated on people and the few abstracts I did were well prepared with layout and colors before I glue any tile.
A week ago, when I finally entered my studio, I felt it was TIME for abstract, unplanned abstract. I chose only two colors in stained glass and Smalti and started gluing them with no plans.
The black swirl just "popped-up" during the work on it. I guess this is somehow my "signature" that you can find in many of the backgrounds of my mosaic works. But other than that, this is all new process to me.
I have no idea how it will look like when (an if) it is finished. Meanwhile, it is a worthy straggle.
(p.s. sorry for posting the photos not in the right order...)