There’s an artist named Elizabeth St. Hilaire who makes absolutely amazing Torn Paper Collages. Lorna and I thought we’d try this process.
Oh man, after trying this, my hat goes off to anyone with the patience and skill to make pictures this way. It is HARD!!! And time consuming, and frustrating, and did I mention that it’s HARD?
I did a Cow, and Lorna started a Rooster. We used torn napkins, and gift wrap, and fancy card stock, and paper torn out of newspapers, and most interestingly, acrylic “skins”. When I do a Pour Painting, the paint drips off the painting and falls onto my work table, and dries into fantastic color combinations. This seemed like a perfect use for them.
Here’s the (10″ x 10″) cow that I finished (Lorna painted over hers)
Detail of his nose – Acrylic Skin – Look at those Nostrils!
The rest are torn papers
We had a great day, as usual, but YIKES I will NOT be doing this process again! I challenge you to try it.