Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Bird in collage and mixed media


Sorting out some stuff in my studio I came across this little collage I did ages ago and decided to use a little coloured pencil on it just to bring it together. I'm quite pleased with it and I'm going to mount it on canvas and varnish it to protect it. I think I'll probably paint the surrounding canvas black though - I'll leave a border showing like here. It's about 8 x 5 ins guesstimating.

Here it is on a black background - what do you think?

10 comments:

MOTHER OF MANY said...

A very prety little thing. Wonderful quality.

vivien said...

thank you :)

a fellow Aquarian :)

Robyn said...

I adore your little bird, Vivien. He looks like he could fly right off the paper. IMHO I prefer him on the lighter ground rather than the black.

vivien said...

Sorry Robyn but it's going to go on the black! I've painted the canvas ready IRL I think it does work better - the mettalics gleam against it.

Lindsay said...

The way you are presenting your bird, he looks like a crown jewel!
I also enjoyed seeing your smaller painting above. I love the one puddle in the forground.

vivien said...

thanks Lindsay :)

Katherine said...

Too late to say i preferred the cream........oh well! Everybody's preferences are always so individual - there's never any right or wrong.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautiful bird! I'm glad you decided for the black background!

vivien said...

I'm glad you agreed with me :)

quite a few votes were for the lighter background.


and thanks :)

Deb G said...

I really like your bird!