Behind the Cuts

March 29, 2015  •  1 Comment

The other day someone asked if I could share how I paint the background on my artworks.

Well first of all, they all vary depending on what the artwork is and what sort of feeling I want to create. It's a combination of colour, texture and a careful balance of how much detail to put in as it can often lose it's impact if there's too much going on.

There have been times I've spent hours painting a beautiful background which looks stunning on it's own and then I put the top layer over ( the paper cut) and not only is all the beautiful detail lost, but it can actually ruin the artwork. So I feel very self conscious in sharing these images of what appears to be a less than perfect painting but once you see the finished effect, you will understand.

It really is a case of separate pieces coming together to create a beautiful whole.

Enjoy!

Lisa

Small Blossom

 


Comments

1.Iris Yu(non-registered)
A beautiful work. The background paper looks creative. I like it. The process of paper art make me to interest in it . Hoping you can provides more works and shares more blog with us. It is really awesome!
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