Another collage from Creede, CO. Rice paper gives the branch shapes their texture and an overpainting of acrylic gold metallic defines the strong, whimsical shapes.
My daughter took a photo at the Arctic Circle in Iceland across beautiful water. These vague building shapes were softened by distance. I was mostly interested in creating water layers and a misty feel to the land.
While working with collage at a workshop in Creede, CO, we first went outside to sketch. I chose the branches of a low hanging tree for the pattern of the rice paper underlay. I went on to define the branches and the feel of water below with watercolor and acrylic.