Rebecca in Yellow is a piece inspired by Matisse's Blue Nudes. The model's pose was fantastic. I rapidly cut paper with a scalpel to 'draw' the pose. I then mounted this painted yellow paper onto a crisp white backing to make a piece that not only shows form, but also suggests volume, rather like a two dimensional sculpture. I love the restriction of working in a single colour, especially when it's this gorgeous mustard yellow.
At first glance this collage may look like a painting, but the close-up shot shows some subtleties of the cut paper technique I use: there are rough edges where I've cut the paper with a scalpel, there are variations in colour where I've painted the paper before cutting it, and you can see that the yellow figure sits slightly away from the white backing paper....all the qualities I love about collage!
The artwork comes mounted in a 40 x 50 cm mount and in a protective clear plastic sleeve.
220gsm paper (painted with acrylics), mounted onto acid-free 220gsm white paper