Juliette is one of many mixed media artists who is published in art magazines and shares her expertise in her workshops and online classes. I am taking her Serendipity class which just started. This month she shared painting backgrounds using painted papers torn and collaged, then painted again and embellished with symbols. Out of the chaos, a figure (character) emerges, supposedly. It is all so loose and unstructured and was very difficult for me for some reason. I've done a lot of this, but by the end of my painting, I no longer have any of my background papers visible. This wouldn't bother me except I see all the lumps and bumps and edges of the collaged papers but without the patterns! I am hoping that I will learn this skill of incorporating collaged pages without losing them in the subsequent painting sessions.
Just for kicks I'll show you what my collaged page started out like.
I have a bit to learn about the effects of bleeding art tissue and better use of collaged patterns.
But then, that is why I take these classes.
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