We learn. We believe. We create.

A mixed- media collage on canvas-board. I found the above quote in an advert, snipped it and created the collage/painting around it. This is number one in a series of four similarly created pieces. The backgrounds are all created in the same way. With a specific colourway in mind, I tore small pieces from thick pages of magazines…the paper has to be fairly heavy-duty as it has to withstand sanding. The torn pieces are applied in strips, patterned to achieve the required effect. The whole is then sanded and then over-painted. The building-up of the collage can then be done once the background is completely dry. The face on this one was also sanded and lightly painted as I wanted to achieve an opaque feel. This one was the first I created and I liked it so much it is on my wall!


About Jill

https://landofdreaming.wordpress.com An artist inspired by nature in all her glorious guises and the ‘inner’ worlds I have inhabited in the past, present and future; also those of other wanderers I meet along the way.
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3 Responses to We learn. We believe. We create.

  1. Elizabeth says:

    This series is wonderful, Jill. I love the colours and am intrigued by your technique. Do you mean patterned in the sense of where you put each piece? Does the sanding make the pieces soak up the paint? Is it a wash of one colour? 2 makes an excellent banner.

  2. Barbara says:

    Your collages are lovely. I’m glad you posted a link to this page, I’ve really enjoyed seeing your work. 🙂

  3. lynwood says:

    This is lovely, Jill. I’ve never tried this technique but now I’ve seen this, I want to!!!

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