These two rams seem very close like good friends. I had to think of a dark background for the paler one and a light background for the colourful one. So the mountains came handy as a dark contrast and the sky as a light contrast, all in one picture.
I did the collage of the two rams before the background so I could obtain the right result for the light and dark values
These two creatures are having a great conversation. Their colourful brilliance is actually smartly designed camouflage for the rainforest allowing them to hide amongst the South American plants. I had great fun with colours and textures and quite the opposite effect is obtained…these two really stand out !
The last hot days are nearly over on the Riviera and I was inspired to create this mixed media painting to mark the passing of the season. This portrait was done with pastels,acrylics, ink and finally for the swim suit I used collage with my own prepared paper. The tattoo came as a final detail and was done with crayons.
I present you today a little duck family in my collage collection of cute animals. I find the colours in animals so inspiring. I add my personal touch keeping my imagination going looking for bits of paper to match more or less the reference picture… I always end up with something quite different!
Like the cat, the fox is most active after the sun goes down. In fact, it has vertically oriented pupils that allow it to see in dim light. It even hunts in a similar manner to a cat, by stalking and pouncing on its prey. I chose a moonlight setting for a more dramatic effect. You can imagine many reasons why this fox is watching his back…
These amazing birds are a work of art with their fabulous colours. A great subject for a mixed media collage. Puffins breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs or offshore islands, nesting in crevices among rocks or in burrows in the soil. I used a mixture of different papers to do the rocks in the foreground adding a lot of texture to the painting.
I haven’t done any animal collage for a while and as I was traveling a lot recently, I managed to do this little one in between trips using whatever was at hand…wrapping paper was one of the supplies..
To continue this series of mixed-media girls with tattoos, I had to buy 1 particular pencil from the polychromos Faber Castell range to get that very specific blue that you often see on tattoos, namely, dark indigo. As these pencils are quite expensive it is great to buy them individually if you happen to have a small standard set.