FAITH, LIFE

“He will cover you with his wings”

bird painting
bird painting

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?

collage, artwork
collage, artwork

This picture shows the tissue paper layer.

collage/artwork
collage/artwork

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.

collage/artwork
collage/artwork

 

More tissue paper for the ground. I wrinkled it and then dry brushed on top. Here’s a close-up of the tail.

collage/artwork
collage/artwork

 

I was able to get that “O” to stay glued down.

collage/artwork
collage/artwork

 

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.

collage/artwork
collage/artwork

 

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.

collage/artwork
collage/artwork

 

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.

4 thoughts on ““He will cover you with his wings””

  1. Nice work! I wonder if I could do something like this with a outline of my daughter. ..well something like this anyway. I saw a project somewhere where they used pictures and made the collage but I’d have to do more research on it. Thanks for sharing.

    Be Blessed!

    LaTrice

    1. Hey Latrice,

      I saw something on Pinterest that I might try and your might be interested in this as well. I’ll go to my Pinterest boards and be back in a sec and send you the link. Are you on Pinterest?

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