Using Collage to Simplify Paintings


In preparation for the one day workshop this Saturday,
I’m still playing around with using collage
as a means to simplify paintings.
Here is my process:
First I set up a simple still life.


Then I did a quick gouache sketch of it.


Using the painitng as a reference, I then did this collage.


Below is the quick painting I did using
the gouache and the collage as a reference.


I allowed this last one to get too literal and tight.
I’m still fnding the initial sketch and/or the collage more exciting than the final piece.
I think I’m over thinking this whole thing.