6" x 8" Available from Daily Paintworks
I've wanted to try a collage using torn paper as the medium for awhile. There are some beautiful pieces from artists around the world and the process seems fairly straightforward. I had some decorative papers in the studio as well as a handful of newspapers and the star of the show - a KitKat wrapper!
Armed with paper and a liquitex varnish medium I made a HUGE mess of tearing paper, gluing, peeling, layering and generally covering myself with a layer of paper and glue. However, I quite enjoyed the process and will try it again. Its very similar to painting with a palette knife. The colour goes down in blocks, mixing on the surface is not possible (with the exception of layering tissue), and the overall look is impressionistic.
I used a prepainted canvas panel for the substrate. The painting on it was reject that was due for elimination, so it was a perfect candidate for my experimentation. And with the use of the red KitKat wrapper, the name just had to be Sweetwater...