My new contemporary collage artwork is taking shape - I love being a fine art collage artist!

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Fine art collage artists have different ways of applying their mixed media materials onto their new contemporary collage artworks. For me I like to mix things up from collage painting to collage painting. For this particular piece I makes passes with paint prior to applying mixed media materials.

I add white to the door and storefront and yellow paint in places where there is trim around the bottom part of storefront. I also start to add flowers to the pots and baskets. The sidewalk is painted a soft grey. I use light blue to create depth and three dimensions to the windowsills. Also there is a light which shines down from a place just above the left hand side of the door. I add a dark blue to the inside of the windows. Finally I add dark lines to the windows and architectural features to show depth in the construction of the storefront and door. These dark lines are shadows on door trim or on the trim around the windows, etc. My first pass with color is complete.

I add more colors to the flowers. I want the flowers to be really colorful.  They will add some interest to the composition. More white is added to the door and walls. Finally the lamp post is defined better with dark lines.

The reason Step Six has a yellowish cast to it and Step Seven does not, is that Step Six was taken with less light. The day is getting long and the light is more subdued here. Step Seven was taken at the beginning of the day.

Next I being to add collage materials!