|'Enjoy the Great Outdoors' (58cms x 21cms) mixed media on wood.|
This montage shows the various stages it went through. I started with a wooden panel, which had been previously painted. I treated it with clear gesso, as I was prepared for some of the background to show through. I then collaged on strips of painted papers and tissue. The bark was then stuck on - I used both sides to create some colour difference. The words were added, as well as some dark brown painted papers to represent branches - these had smaller branches added with brush and acrylic paint. To finish - I cut out the bird shapes from decorated papers, adhered them to the surface, and finally added more acrylic paint to add depth and detail.