Decided to work on the collage or as Elizabeth calls it "paper painting". I decided to go with the teddy bear theme full out! Probably a tad over the top. So the chair is "quilted" in teddy bear story books. Sorta busy, huh? The pillow (once flowered) is now full of teddy bear stories and poems and bits of music. Remember, this is my first paper painting. I want to try EVERYTHING! Hahahaha.
So here is where I am at right now. Time to sit back and look and think. I can go back over things and add. You can't subtract but you can cover over things.
I put in a close up of the pillow and of the story book quilted "chair".
The last image is "where I am at" right now. I think the brown bear's face needs a little more work (from a distance). The shadows under the bears jump out and bite. I need to soften their edges and maybe go to a lightly lighter blue. One thing I learned straight off is that if your painting will have red in it, you need to paint your collage papers in at least 3-4 shades of red and perhaps some textured red. I did pretty well with the browns because I knew I would need browns in this painting.