For this collage I set myself several challenges. I wanted to do a smaller piece with a limited color palette. Also reduced was the number of things/objects (in this case just two, the spheres and sea).
There is a different technique which I have used as an accent occasionally on some of my other pieces which is closer to a mosaic. I decided to do the entire piece in this manner.
One of the things I treasure about doing mosaics is that I get if not the entire thing then an idea in my head of what I want to do. Then i do a layout on similar sized piece of paper next to the one the components will be glued on to. Inevitably things need to be tweaked to improve tension & flow. New ideas come to me as I construct too. It is these spur of the moment improvisations which make my collage like jazz and puts them between my paintings which are completely thought out ahead of time and my sculptures which are 90% improvisation.
I never work any digital magic. My trusty scissors & adhesive applied with a brush to photos which I personally took.
To The Sea 11×14