When I started this collage painting, I was really having fun imagining what these two cute pigs could be saying. In the process of gluing them with tissue paper I went to buy some bread waiting for them to dry. I was thrilled to take home a baguette wrapped in a magnificent an colourful stripped paper.I immediately saw it as part of my collage…there it is bright and perfect as a pen for pigs or as a theatre set similar to Punch and Judy!
We all remember these tragic images of rescued koalas from the fire in the Australian forest last Summer…Lots of them ended up in animal sanctuaries.. Let’s hope they will recover and will be still part of the Australian beautiful wild life!
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!