Finally finished.. ( I think ;) ) this canvas has been on my easel for a couple of weeks.
Regular visitors will know how much I love thistles. I paint and collage them often.
I painted the canvas roughly with acrylics before I added the paper layers. I don't always do this but in this case I wanted to get rid of the expanse of white and I also wanted to leave some of the painted areas.
I initially had some rocks in the foreground but I didn't like them so they were covered in paper.
Added paper layers and black gesso.
The thistles were given a blue and silver makeover.