Sunday, September 9, 2012


While I was working on my Geese collage, I had an idea for another mixed media painting.  For this piece I experimented with using various types of paper adhered to the canvas and did a wash of watercolours to get a muted background. Then using paper, twigs, leaves, feathers and an acorn cap, I made the nest. The eggs are hand painted paper.

This was the first stage. After looking at it for a few weeks, I decided it needed a bit of  "oomph". (this photo is not the best, it was taken in bright sunshine and I couldn't get rid of the shine.)

Today I added more hand painted tissue and rice paper, and it has a bit more of the oomph that I was looking for. I might be finished. Or not. But probably! 


  1. Thanks so much Stephie! I love experimenting with different techniques. I can't wait to go the the Mary Todd Beam workshope with Lauren and Sue at the end of the month!

  2. I agree with Stephie...stunning! I liked both the before & the after.

    the piece both

  3. Pat your collages and watermedia are simply beautiful. I took some time to visit some of your other posts and your geese are so good. The composition really leads the eye. Thanks for sharing - hope you have a great week.

  4. I love your work! The use of collage is spectacular.

  5. Thanks Elizabeth! I find collage to be so much fun to do!