I thought I would show how I begin a work of art and how it works through the many steps of growth. I always like to start with a sheet of plywood. I like to paint the wood with acrylic gesso or regular white water based house paint. Then I begin to make some marks with the paint brush.
Now I have a cohesive image called Dreamscape. The back and forth between painting, collaging and inking the wood support is the most critical part of the process. It is also difficult to know when to walk away from a piece and say I am finished. Notice the subtle changes in paint color and small collage pieces to complete the project. I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial.