As part of the acrylics unit in the “Water-based Painting” course, we devoted one evening to collage.
Again, we were asked to bring in a picture. This time it could be anything, so long as it could be seen in fairly big blocks of colour. I saw a magazine ad that I liked, showing a young woman with bright red gloves and umbrella:
The model is hopping over some driftwood with her pals. She’s pasted to the back of the cardboard that I used for the collage. When I cropped it (too much) , some of the ad tore away. And with all the gluing, the cardboard is bowed, hence the funny shiny bit around her leg.
Anyway, we were to paint swatches of colour onto cartridge paper, and then cut them out to replicate the photo we had chosen. As in yesterday’s tale of the Modigliani impression, my subject took on a life of her own. She may not be as fashionably dressed as the model, but she’s a tad more sensible:
Here’s the clams! Is that bonfire started yet?