Monday, March 28, 2011

Creative Monday Challenge #12 - SUNSHINE

SUNSHINE
Original Watercolor Collage - 8x10
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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!

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