They started off as three paintings of retro golf apparel. (I’m thinking tweed bike ride theme may need to be next on my list). I sat around on this for quite some time, trying to figure out what on earth to do for a background.
I had been playing around with different papers, making small weavings, when I realized the weavings could work as a paper collage stand-in for fabric. After all, the Scots invented golf and they also have some pretty amazing plaids.
Paper weaving isn’t too bad, you just need patience. A paper cutter is also a big bonus.
The final two backgrounds were draws with oil pastels (above) and painted with watercolor with added magazine collage for texture.