Watercolour collage

Been playing with collage as a background for watercolour and it was fun! I spent the day sketching birds at Bird World near Farnham a month or so ago. This toucan played hide and seek with me. He saw my sketch book, he went in his next box. I put it away, he came out…. I used a vintage map, newspaper cuttings and leaf prints in the background, coated with watercolour ground. If you would like to see an 11 second film, head over to https://youtu.be/fhW_CkXZN9A to show the stages. It’s a technique I’m going to explore a lot more in the coming weeks.8

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