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.