Saturday, September 22, 2012

Overgrown Weeds

Today I wanted to do something different for a change. So I pulled out some of my Oriental papers and decided to work on some collages.

I washed in the top of the paper with French ultramarine blue for a sky and raw sienna into the bottom of the paper just to have some background colour on a couple of pieces of watercolour paper.

Once the paint had dried I applied various pieces of the Oriental papers onto the paintings using matte medium to fix them to the watercolour paper and set it aside to dry.

I started painting on the smaller piece of paper first and put a barn against the sky, being careful to pull back some of the small wisps of the Oriental papers so they would lie over top of the barn.

Then with various mixtures of burnt sienna, raw sienna and French ultramarine blue I painted some weeds into the foreground allowing some of the Oriental papers to show through.

This original 3-1/2" x6-1/4" framed collage is available for $95.00.