Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fun With Collage

available at Lancaster Art

I did a black and white watercolor a while back called "Blue Blazes"

Sorry I don't have a photo of it on this computer and the other still sits in the shop.
 You'll have to pop over to Lancaster Art to take a look at it.

Anyway I liked this piece and wanted to take the image in a different direction. After cropping it I did a study in acrylic simplifing the black and white shapes.
The horses look like Gypsy Vanners so I decided to do a traveling theme. Topo maps I have of the national forest worked well for the white. I had to do a little searching to find the destinations paper used for the black.
I started with applying the topo maps to heavy watercolor paper using gel medium. Tracing paper was used over the study to make patterns for the black shapes which were carefully applied over the maps. It was all sealed in with the gel medium which gives it a glossy look.

I did another a bit more simplified one. I'm planning on playing with some color with that one. Seeing red.

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