After removing the music, I was left with a rather delicate outcome. By printing the wet watercolour onto the opposite page, it made fragile looking shapes and markings. I also liked the way not all the paint was transferred, leaving gaps. And some points where colours had blended together.
I then found some images that had a similar outcome to my experiment. They originated from letters, hence the name of the series Love Letters. And despite Josias Scharf’s severely abstract style, the essence of the letter is still communicated.
I even think these pieces look a little like a music score.
I love the energy in these pieces. And they way Scharf has developed them, using layering and a collage element in the last ones.
First image is my own. Other images from www.pinterest.com