Artist's description:

My favorite blue jug with my favorite yellow tulips, a bit of everyday summer all year round to hang over your desk or in the breakfast nook.

I have created these collages on paper prepared for acrylic painting so it is able to take all the different layers I will add to the collage. I start by giving the entire paper a coat of black acrylic and then I search out the colors I want for the vase, in this case a piece of vintage sea chart that I then watercolored blue to contrast with my happy bright yellow flowers. I then glue them on in "good order", so that it is to my liking, overlapping and color correcting as I go along, the bottle, vase, flowers and leaves are all made from torn strips of paper. When I have come this far, a coffee is needed and a good look to make sure I like the composition. Then I apply colored pencil to the back ground, drawing lots of little stripes all over the back ground, building up the color by using several, up to 4 tones, this gives a very rich look that I love. With a caligraphy brush I apply thin layers of gouache to most of the collage, again creating a very rich, almost painted look. In the making of these collages my worktable and the floor surrounding looks like a hurricanse has gone through, and I have glue all the way up to my hair... well, that's the price of being in the throw of making something, and I love it!
All done and dusted, and dried, I varnish the piece with a UV resistant varnish.

The size of the paper is 16.5" x 12" ( 42 cm x 30 cm)
The collage is signed on the front and on the back

I ship the collage from my studio in Denmark, it comes safely packaged, flat packed between sturdy cardboard (see my reviews) and I hope you will enjoy it on your wall, if you would like to purchase several collages, please get in touch for a small discount!

If you have any questions, just get in touch!!
thanks for visiting, Mariann

Materials used:

paper prepared for painting, gouache, acrylics, colored pencil, torn papers, artists skill and imagination

Blue Jug, torn paper collage with yellow flowers (2017)

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This artwork is sold by Mariann Johansen-Ellis from Denmark

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