This collage was created using several layers of scrapbook papers, along with the use of acrylic paints, ink, and stickers.
The first layer actually had a rocky shore line and I just couldn't get past the idea that the beach wasn't availble to walk on, so once it dried, I collaged over it and created the sandy beach, adding a seagull and some shells in the corner.
The original lighthouse was larger then the one you see here. I really had to focus on recreating my perspective as I hadn't picked up a paint brush in many years.
The ocean is created with 3 different papers, torn and cut to fit together to soften the edges.
Although the grassy area was created with many papers, I ended up painting over some of the areas to give the picture the look I was trying for.
Then came those trees; wow, I had a time with my perspective here, but kept at it until it finally ended up the way it is now. I know, these are not coastal trees, but I was trying to give the picture the two places where I find solitude in my life; the ocean with it's brilliant beaches and magnificent waves, and the mountains with a place to sit below the fir trees on a hot summer day.
As I begin my next collage (a mountain theme), my future with the collages will be interesting as I have hopes to put them up for sale and see where it takes me as I set off on my new life adventures.