Collage Obsession Challenge
The Leonardo da Vinci Vitruvian man is a hugely iconic image, and I wanted to combine it with one of my favourite painters interpretation of the work, William Blakes' Albion, or glad day'. The figure Albion being the personification of humanity, rejoicing in freeing himself from the shackles of materialism. William Blake was an influential British painter and poet born in 1751 and I have always been fascinated by his dark romantic symbolism.
|Laying on paper layers|
I printed out the image and began to alter it using first paper and then washes of watercolour.
|adding gesso and modelling paste|
Then used gesso and modelling paste medium to build up texture, finally finishing with acrylic paint ....I know over the next few days I'll fiddle about adding more texture, I sometimes find it difficult to know when to put down the paintbrush, so I would love to hear your comments on if you think he needs more work....