Fishing for Mackerel
This weeks collage obsession challenge is 'Fishes' so I'm posting a collage I did a few months ago but hadn't posted it on my blog until now, wasn't quite sure it was finished but I think it probably is....
It is inspired by a fishing trip I took many years ago fishing for mackerel in a little boat off the north west coast of the Island of Skye. I wanted the painting to shimmer rather like the scales of the fish so there are a lot of reflective foils and silk ribbons.. The jumping fish are fabric, I drew the fish and decorated them in fabric paint and when dry machine embroidered them .
|early stages of canvas, laying down torn paper pieces|