This week The Inspiration Avenue are hosting a show and tell week! I do so love show and tell as it gives me a chance to show what I have been working on outside the constraints of the themed challenges. This mixed media collage is just finished. I have been squirrelling away for the past month on it, It is a large canvas for me, the picture below on my easel gives you an idea of size. It is made up of fragments of found, printed and handmade papers along with acrylics and textured pastes.
As you can see some elements are lost along the way one being the Celtic knot which I decided wasn't working. The subject is the 'sound of Rasaay' as seen from the coastline of the Isle of Skye. Skye is an Island which is part of a group of Islands called the Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. Skye is a relatively large Island being over 50 miles long Raasay is much smaller with a very small population.
.I have taken a few detailed photos of progress and finished work. As you can see I was a little frightened of doing the seagulls so kept putting off starting them!
But I began by blocking them in in book pages.
The fish are collaged with metallic papers which shimmer, this doesn't show up on camera.
Linking to Inspiration Avenue
And also Glue it Tuesday! ( this canvas used buckets of glue :) )
And also paint party Friday.
Also a last minute entry to Mix it Monthly and it's seaside theme. Have a look Here at all the other great seaside art!
I am away for a few days so may not be able to reply to your comments straight away but will get back to visit you as soon as possible ;)