how one thing leads to another when i start a collage.........this one began with pieces of duct tape stuck onto the page of the old diary i have been using.
i painted the tape with a mix of french ultramarine, turquoise, dioxazine purple & white acrylic & flicked artist's pigmented turquoise ink on while the paint was still wet.
when this was dry i drew the lines around the edge with french ultramarine straight from the tube with a rigger.
the idea for this came from the pattern on a piece of old tea towel i use as a paint rag.
next step .....while flicking through a magazine i found the feather head dress ......i liked the colours in the feathers & thought they would look ok with the paint colours i had used.
her dress colour & pattern ties in with the tea towel pattern .
cut off her head, just the right size for the head dress.
no real idea here yet, until i find the cactus in the aqua drum, colour goes with the turquoise ink, another cactus in a galvanised bucket goes with the silver /grey of the duct tape.
now i have a kinda western theme happening..........so look through an old south west art magazine,find an indian head dress , like the colours, & more cactus......purple cactus......just the thing.
painted some more lines on the border with liquitex concentrated artist colour, interference blue/opal blue.
so there you have it .......nothing complicated, no messages, just whatever gets my attention & colour plays a big part of most of my collages.
a title???..........a little bit...... "running bear meets little white dove?''.......maybe??