I auditioned the various elements here and there, and when
the composition was determined, I adhered the first layers
of materials, as shown below. Note the wrinkles for texture!
Then I added more papers, patterns, and paint.
When the paint was dry, I checked for good contrast, as well as a range of sizes, shapes, and values. But the piece above was still not finished!
|Photos courtesy Stackpole Books, |
Painting with Mixed Media
To complete the work (shown above), I added the butterfly and a little more shading to tie everything together.
TIP: Never wash acrylic paints down the drain! Wipe brushes thoroughly with a rag before you wash them with soap and water.