Saturday, August 25, 2012

Layered and Textured Garden Painting


This week, I had fun playing with a textured grid of collaged images and paint.  The final abstract painting includes about six layers of collage and paint. I created my own English cottage garden.


The first layer is paint chips in the colors that I wanted the final painting to be.  The second layer as seen above is made up of garden, plant and flower images cut into squares and collaged onto the canvas.

Then, I painted over the second layer to set the scene, added another layer of collage.  I added paint to several of the collaged images, added another layer, added a layer of tissue paper flowers and the humming bird. To emphasize the humming bird, I painted his breast red (see top photo).  I could do a whole series of these paintings.

3 comments:

penelope said...

Very interesting technique, Paula. And the result is beautiful. It made me think of other 'landscapes' that could be done that way. Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

I love what you did, Paula, and how you integrated the collage and paint. Very lovely!

Paula McNamee said...

Thanks, Penelope and Suzanne, for your comments. I really did enjoy working on this painting.