This collage is a compilation of several elements from other recent work. Using my computer I designed the painting using photo editing and design tools. From there it was back to the gluing board and the result was fairly predictable while being creatively interesting as well.
Another "purist"collage. When working this way I pride myself on achieving the entire piece strictly in collage. No paint is applied to the piece at all. That would make it mixed media instead. I do mixed media work as well but I decide to do that at the onset.
I found this sleepy little watercolour when cleaning out my studio. I didn't hate it enough to dispose of it but I didn't love it either. After alluring it with my own hand pulled mono print collage papers I am much happier.
Here's another example of using an oil painting sketch as an inspiration for collage. Acrylic paint used in a mono printing processes generates stunning one of a kind collage paper for the project.
Here, I am combining collage and oil portraiture hoping for a more contemporary somewhat edgy look.
Step two, adding colour.
Step three, painting out colour.
The drawing only needs to be GOOD
The grisaille BETTER
The finished painting