I like to “collage” which means using paper, paint, and lots of others things to create a painting. It tickles my fancy ’cause I get to play with paper, (my fav), paint, (another fav), and glue. Plus, I can hide a lot of mistakes.
Anyway, I will show close-ups for you to get a better idea of what I did. I’m showing the picture framed in black because this is how I framed it in the beginning. As you will see, I re-framed it in white. The black seemed too stark and then the black words in the pictures seemed to “jump out” at the viewer. You’ll have to let me know what you think. Black or white?
This picture shows the tissue paper layer.
More collage on the bird and some paint. As you can see, I used some print paper. I think it was a newspaper. I painted the stripes on the wing. I have no idea how this painting even started. I just kept adding till I liked it. I’m always re-working my artwork. Take it right off the wall and play around with it but I think I’m actually done with it.
More tissue paper for the ground. I wrinkled it and then dry brushed on top. Here’s a close-up of the tail.
I was able to get that “O” to stay glued down.
Here’s a close-up of the frame. I dry brushed it in white and then rubbed off paint where I wanted more gold to show through.
The final result. This “bird: has been just about everywhere in the living room and dining room. It reminds me that God does, indeed, “cover me with his wings.” I need to be reminded often.
Why don’t you try a collage today? It’s almost impossible to screw up and they’re lots of fun.
God bless and have a good day.