As an artist I love to venture into new areas. One of those new areas is collage. I haven’t done many of them but I like assembling the various aspects of a collage and then painting over them with acrylics or pen. The challenge for today was to create a picture of a plant. I chose to do a orchid like flower over a collage of old newsprint and other paper assemblages. The piece is entitled “Red Orchid” and is the first of many more of these types of pictures I hope to create.