I coloured my own papers for the collaged pieces; using various Acrylic Inks and Natural Dye Inks on a wide variety of different papers. ( eg. Wallpaper Lining paper, Matt photographic paper etc. ). Choosing colours that I thought represented the four seasons of the year.
I painted the background with Watercolour paint on to 140 lb NOT watercolour paper, and introduced texture into the background washes so as to create interesting light and shade passages. I again chose my colour washes with care, in order to try and reflect the different seasons.
Finally, I let my imagination run riot with the shapes that I produced for the collaged pieces, and tried to produce a balanced design for each of them.
I think I have captured the “essence” of the four different seasons. And I am happy with the end results. Which I will now have printed on to fabric.