This is an example of what I do when I want to do several small pieces on watercolor block. I will measure the block dividing it into several "pieces". I will paint the backgrounds at the same time while acknowledging the borders of each piece. I will paint and collage 2 or 3 layers over the entire block before turning to each piece individually. At the point I have pictured here, I am ready to work on each piece personally.
By doing the background in this fashion the paper stays intact on the block and I get the same non-warping benefit I get with the larger pieces I do on this 9 x 12 block. On this block we have 1- 5 x 5, 1- 4 x 4, and 7- ATC's.
My scan bed is slightly smaller so some edges are cut- off in the image.
I have an idea for each of the larger pieces and 2 of the ATC's. I am hoping for inspiration as I move along through the process. Sometimes I get the whole block done... and often times I become impatient and end up cutting out the completed ones to get them mounted or framed. In the latter case I will finish the remaining pieces off the block.
In the upper left corner the daisy (my favorite flower) is missing it's center because I am sitting a baby on it and hoping the precious little face will become it's center... we'll see.
I sold most of my ATC's at Rockbrook last weekend... so I am needing some serious recovery!
I'll post the finished products a little further in the weekend.
Thanks for looking!