Here are two close-ups of "A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch", to show papers used. I like to use themed papers in my work. The barn tops are collaged with ads for pumpkin pie filling. A Charles Schultz cartoon showing Linus in the pumpkin patch is hiding in the patch.
Here is a step-by-step example of the process:
"Beautiful Girls", torn paper painting on 16x20 canvas board (sold)
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More torn paper paintings:
Sketch onto the canvas
The next step is to paint the canvas, so that colors can be chosen. This light underpainting guides the placement of torn papers.
"A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch", torn paper painting on 16x20 canvas board (private collection)
Apply book pages, printed papers, tissue, and rice papers that have been painted the same colors as the painting's palette.
Torn paper paintings begin with a sketch and a quick application of paint. Next, found papers are painted, torn, and collaged onto the canvas.
"Worth the Hike", torn paper painting on 24x30 canvas board
"Tired", torn paper painting on 16x20 canvas,