The 'Buttercup Hare' is my newest collage painting, made as a special request for Liza at Skyeworks Gallery where most of my recent pieces are heading. Liza the gallery owner told me my previous Hares and wild Buttercup pieces had been very well received and could I make some more.
|Previous pieces,'Counting Buttercups and Moonlight and hares'|
I thought it would be fun to combine the two... a Buttercup Hare!
He started out like this, collaged onto a MDF panel. You can see I blocked in his shape with black gesso. I use a lot of black gesso, I prefer it to white. It makes the colours I use on top more vibrant and the metallic foils seem much brighter.
Laying down lots of layers of paper, paint and ink.
I used crackle glaze for Mr Buttercup...
It means some of the collaged book-papers peep through.
The Buttercups are torn mulberry paper, I rarely cut paper preferring the random shapes tearing
|The Buttercup Hare|