Back to more painting and less collage. But----I have discovered that "mixed media" covers all the different materials I like to use--- so that will be my term from now on to describe my work.
In this small collage I am working to incorporate more painting into collages, using torn pieces of old paintings, other papers and painting over some. My process seems to be adding more painting to collages and more collage to paintings. This is mixed media to me, and that pretty well describes my style, at least as far as I can tell.
I have been painting for many years in several different media and have won awards in juried shows and had one-woman and small group shows. The learning aspect of painting has been a great joy and driving force for me. For the past few years I have become interested in abstract work and have been studying how to understand abstract work and how to do it.