Since January I have been working through the London Art College's correspondence course D6 Illustrating Children's Books, and I am just about ready to submit my first artworks for assessment.
For each assessment, 2 artworks are submitted.
This Garden Collage was finished many weeks ago. The brief was to prepare several sheets of A4 paper using 'wet on wet' watercolour technique. Each sheet had to contain 3 tints of the same colour; blue, yellow/orange, green and another colour of my choice. From these sheets shapes including leaves, grasses, flowers and a sun had to be cut out and arranged on either a white or blue background. The combination of shapes had to have movement and life while retaining simplicity. Glue was used to put the artwork together.
Here's what I came up with:
While doing this assessment task, I did a lot of re-living of a paper sculpture project that was in my Certificate III course work. For that one we could use pre-coloured paper. Because it wasn't flat, it had to be photographed. I called it 'Harbour' because it is a scene from Sydney Harbour.
It looked even better framed at my exhibition last year, although this photo doesn't do it true justice.
I am very glad the Garden Collage project is over. It was so hard to get good colour contrast, and all the cutting and pasting really tested my patience.
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