Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Steps to make a collage painting

7x9inches collages

Small collage paintings , todays paintings (all now sold )
These are the 2 final paintings currently for sale on ebay, very low reserve price. There are four in total as shown in an earlier post.

More Steps to complete a collage painting

I decided to crop the single painting into 4 smaller collages
How to paint a collage Part by 3 Chris Hobel

close up of of scraffito technique

How to make a collage painting part 3 by Chris Hobel
blue and red paint plus some oil pastel pears are added

White paint is added above the pears in the final painting as I thought it looked too dark. I scratched back the white paint to show some darker pastel underneath, it gives an interesting texture

How to make a collage painting

How to make a collage painting part 2
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Some neutrals are added to the top and bottom

Here Ive added some opaque white and some black ink shapes for contrast, also a piece of paper bark in right bottom area. Idiluted some of the black for some grey tones

Ive chosen mostly blues and greens to keep some harmony going plus the complementary red orange

Decisions , there are so many choices, its best to just do it and as you progress you have to think more about the composition and colour selection. I used the brayer roller to remove air bubbles and painted the base and top with gell medium for each layer

How to make a collage Painting Part 2 Chris Hobel Artist


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