This is my large collage box of ephemera, collage pieces and scraps of my art. So, I applied some of the watercolor pieces of the portrait and background of the pieces you see in the box. Never wasting or throwing anything worth saving out. Some would cringe at the thought of tearing up a piece of art. But, I liked parts of the painting, but did not like it as a whole. So, I love putting past work into a new design.
Added some light modeling paste in and around the collage pieces to help blend them into the painted background.
Adding more gesso and using the modeling paste along with a lace stencil to create more interest into the background. The bird was taken and cut out from my sketch book and applied to the canvas as well.
Since discovering water soluble oils, I decided to proceed with oils over the gesso, watercolor and acrylic background. A true mixed media painting in every sense of the word!
Work in progress and kept coming back to her over the course of the week. Tweaking and adding, listening and painting. Painting and listening.....
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