Project 2- Exercise 3: Experiment with mixed media

After looking at other artists use of ‘found’ paper, I decided to try some faded green A4 paper from an old scrap book.

I chose the fruits for their texture and colour . Also, because I wanted to try my coloured pens for the finer detail and oil pastels for their texture and to help build up tone.

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The first difficulty with the support was that their wasn’t enough tooth to easily hold the oil pastel , although I did like the way the green paper then peeked through. The oil and pen did not mix well, the pen scraping off the wax if applied on top.

However, I quite like the overall affect as the mixture of textures and colours are interesting and the mediums have forced me to work in a less precise manner leading me to be more spontaneous and experimental.

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