Assemblage Art

My assemblage art is created literally by 'assembling' an assortment of small bits and pieces - some re-cycled -onto a sturdy canvas and painting over the top. These pieces can be virtually anything; nuts and bolts; screws; old spoons; buttons, shells, in fact all number of things. They are arranged cohesively onto the canvas within the bounds of the drawn subject. I always like to include a hand drawn face, whether it be an animal or human. There is also, most often, a watch face settled amongst the bits. At this stage, once dry, I either leave the assembled artwork as it is - unpainted, or a coat of white (or black) gesso is applied. Then 2 or 3 layers of acrylic are applied over several days. The hand drawn face is added separately at the end.