A Perfect Day.

This was at the opening reception for an art show I was in. It was a gorgeous summer day and my daughter was just running and running through fields having the time of her life.

I am more and more seeing the collages of these watercolours as page layouts and stories. For this one I moved into making collages that look more like two page spreads in a graphic novel, and I was thinking about things like where the text would go, if I had text for it. It would be neat to work on each painting as if it were a complete page — as it is they don’t feel quite done yet. I made too many collages of this one and had to pull my husband in for feedback. These are his four top picks:

I am spending a lot of time in my studio lately working, thinking, playing…as it should be :)

8 thoughts on “A Perfect Day.

  1. I like the second one with the 4 panels. It really seems to show the expanse of the scene. Very calming…. :) it does look like a perfect day.

  2. Dayna! I am absolutely loving your panels as they impart the feeling of a story that I desperately want to be immersed in. You and Poppy should collaborate and write one together that narrates your beautiful paintings. Picture book lovers would be hounding you to get their hands on it!

  3. I really like the second one. I think this idea has so much potential already, and even without text, by dividing the picture into panels, you’re already telling a story. Looking forward to see what you do next!

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