Fine art collage artist finds inspirations for a new painting!
Mt. Peale, in the La Sal Mountains outside Moab, Utah, is a favorite among mountain climbing enthusiasts. At 12,721 feet, it offers a hiking challenge for many.
I decided that the fondness hikers have for Mt. Peale could be captured in a fine art painting titled: “The Mountain with Appeal”. What better way to show this emotional connection and the play on words than having red, paper hearts floating into the sky in my new fine collage painting.
Another attraction I have to this scene is the brown park sign posted at the trailhead that displays the name of this mountain. As a fine art collage artists all sorts of collage ideas come to mind, so I am anxious to begin this phase of my work.
Prior to creating my new fine art collage painting from mixed media materials I always like to create a black and white study. Many famous fine art collage artists that I have studied under and read about recommend this process and I am more than happy to follow it!
From a photo of Mt. Peale and the grassy meadow below it, I create this black and white study. I am most concerned with separating each area by color and value so that once I begin applying materials and colors the collage painting has balance.
Since my resource photo does not have figures in it, I need to visualize the size and placement of the hikers. In relation to their position in the picture plane under the towering mountain, getting their size and shape correct is important.
One of the challenges of any fine art collage artist is creating the proper perspectives on canvas. Because fine art collage artists are using mixed media materials it is important to plan and use your materials carefully.
Soon I’ll have my line drawing complete. I can’t wait to share it!