One of my favorite paintings is ‘La Belle Raphaela’ by Tamara De Lempicka. I’ve wrote quite a bit about her HERE. This is a collage I did of this painting. As you can see, my collage is a transcription of the image not a faithful copy. I wanted to add something to the piece. The original is a smooth liquid version, bathed in light and shade. My Raphaela has hot legs and a cool body! I quite enjoyed this experiement with collage and paint.
As I layered, I also started using acrylic, so that I was both collaging and painting at the same time. This leg is the only part that I have worked simultaneously on.
As for the smooth silky Raphaella (as opposed to my bumpy cool untouchable Raphaella) here’s the real thing by Lempicka;-