I have started doing some collages of seaside or fishing villages, the type that are very common along the North Yorkshire coast. I love doing the collages of still life, and I have painted lots of the fishing villages, but never done them in collage.
It has turned out to be much more difficult than I originally thought it would be. Because I had painted them lots of times, I thought it would just flow, but it is a completely different way of working, and the paintings I have done don't necessarily lend themselves to collage.
These are two of the four I originally started with. The top one is on some lovely handmade paper that accidentally was stained with black ink, so it needed covering over with something. I started by using acrylic inks to cover most of the paper with colour, keeping to a minimal palette.
I then added the houses, roofs and windows, plus basic boat shapes, which can be seen more clearly on the piece below, which is on Bockingford watercolour paper. They both need a lot more work.
I weill post again when I have worked on them a bit more.