I have been making small collages this year. (2019) While much of my work has collage elements in it, this is deliberately collage. I start with a form, and add things until I like it. It has allowed me to be more spontaneous in my larger pieces.
Hydrophonics and Hydrophony are an extension of the collage series. Using large long brushes to start, I work in layers, until I achieve what I like.