Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Fruits of Life

This mixed media collage painting was very challenging for me.  I started it so long ago on heavy watercolor paper and was trying a new collage technique that didn't quite work out but I liked the images so I kept at it.  I had no idea where I was going with it once my failed attempts were fixed so every day I did a little something to it and this is the result.  I even added a little something else to it after I took this photo but was too lazy to set up the camera again before I took it into the gallery. 

After I finished it I mounted a natural handmade paper on wood and then mounted the painting on top and attached some wire to the back for hanging.  It always amazes me how I start out with a certain direction in mind and it turns out to have a mind of it's own.  I do wonder how I manage to accomplish things sometimes.
Oh well, I got it done and that's what counts in the end.


Jane Farr said...

This is a great piece Renee! Well done you!!

Lisa Holtzman said...

Holy Smokes!!!!! This is fantastic. You are growing in leaps and bounds. This is my NEW favorite!