Strong colors and a positive air, is what I wanted you to find here, warmth in your home, eternal flowers, very "hygge" as we say here in Denmark.
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 all blue with touches of red tones to contrast with my 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 flowers, leaves and stems are all made from torn strips of paper, the flowers from old atlas pages with town centres, you can quite clearly see them through the paint if you look carefully, they really inspired me to the petals. 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 calligraphy brush I apply thin layers of acrylic paint 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 hurricane 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 8" x 12" ( 20 cm x 30 cm, this is an A4 size making them quite easy to frame in a ready made frame with a custom mat)
The collage is signed on the front and the back (see thumbnail)
I ship the collage from my studio in Denmark, it comes safely packaged (see my reviews) and I hope you will enjoy it on your wall, if you would like to purchase my flowers as a pair or a threesome, I'll be very happy to give you free shipping.
If you have any questions, you are so welcome to send me a message,
thanks for visiting, Mariann
paper prepared for painting, acrylic paint, colored pencil, torn papers, vintage atlas paper, artists skill and imagination