Mixed media still life

Two demos with a still life theme

Using acrylics, collage, oil pastel & texture paste

Red onions from observation

An imaginative still life from playful beginnings

Demo 1 – three onions – a colourful ground – using negative spaces to draw with paint – adding detail with oil pastel.
Observing to begin – inventing in response to the process of painting – cropping to define

Demo 2 – Start with a messy ground – play with collage shapes – allow the process to help
develop the image.

Using visual pattern and texture – build up texture and use glazing for depth – find the story as it emerges.

Have fun trying these approaches with your own still life subjects