The thing about working in mixed media...collage in particular is that there is more than just adding paint. There are often several steps involved in the process. The onion is a section of the picture from DSDF challenge website that I decided to focus on. Of course I just didn't paint it, NO, I had to make some paper with actual onion skins to add some texture and depth (hopefully) to this piece. So, while the paper is being dried I wanted to show the underpainting so you can see how it changes with the application of the collage elements. Even if it turns out to be a flop I'll show you...I think the exciting and dangerous thing about collage is one never knows for sure...:)
The photo I've added to the collection of other photos I've posted in the past 10 days or so is another reference photo for anyone who may so choose to take the challenge for the current give-away contest. These clouds were so pretty I just had to capture them. So, for you cloud lovers...do with it what you will!
Remember anyone who paints from any of the photographs I've posted these past days and sends me a photograph of your painting/collage...I will add to the list I will draw from and on July 19 will draw from names I have and will give an opportunity for that person to choose from the contest choices for the give-aways! The only catch is you must be a follower to enter. I so love to see what you all do with the photographs I post! What you do with your creation is totally up to you! Send any entries to my e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org! Enjoy!