Original Watercolor Collage - 8x10
The Creative Challenge this week was to incorporate collage into your painting. I began with watercolor on 300# paper, painting in the basic colors on wet paper. When it was dry I started adding collage, using colored tissue paper, tissue I had painted and papers with printed designs. I then painted around the sunflower and leaves and defined some of the petals, then added more collage and then more paint.
You can see in the detail photo that I also used some decorative rice papers that I painted first. The great thing about collage is that you can keep adding layers until you are happy with the outcome - even if it ends up too heavy to lift!