This step is one of my favorites in my artistic process of creating fine art collage paintings. I love searching for textures and colors that I can use to enhance my painting. This is what fine art collage painting is all about - digging into my collage box and surprising myself with mixed media materials that can be repurposed into a cohesive collage. I hope to continue improving my painting. I need to be careful not to go overboard; not to smother the painting with mixed media collage material, but to find a happy middle ground where paint and collage can exist in harmony.
I find a lot of paper and fabric that I can utilize. In about 2 hours I glue down a considerable amount. I do some additional painting by adding highlights to the bike. Also, by using spots of black paint on the edges of the tires, I add tread so it will look like a mountain bike.
I add yellow tissue paper and small bits of red and orange paper.
I add a textured backpack to the rider. I think it makes him look like he’s in a race. Finally I add black racing goggles with a shiny green lens.
I feel like I am almost finished!