In honor of Independence Day, which is coming up sooner than we think,
I'm working on a collage/painting and showing you the process, step by step.
- First, I gathered together images, papers, costume jewelry bits, even an old red belt with star grommets.
|Be sure to find some text and maybe some postage stamps, too!|
- Then I began from the back, gluing larger torn shapes to my substrate. I also made a plan for the pieces that would come later, overlapping them with the design elements and principles in mind.
|Still not finished. I haven't added any paint yet.|
- Stars, flag pin, and pieces of the belt came next. Finally, I added acrylic paint (mostly black and white) to partially obscure some areas, enhance others, and to add a sense of depth.
|The finished collage/painting.|