3712 – Rock, Paper, Scissors. Collaboration – It’s a Draw

3712 Rock, Paper, Scissors. Collaboration - It's a Draw, Mixed Media, 24 x 12 inches, Copyright Wendie Donabie3712 Rock, Paper, Scissors. Collaboration – It’s a Draw

Mixed media on Canvas

24 x 12  inches, Framed


For the February Members art show at Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge, Muskoka Arts & Crafts, challenged artists with the theme, Rock, Paper, Scissors. Do you believe, I’ve never played the game?

Once I learned the concept, lots of ideas popped into my head but one kept returning. Somehow I wanted to incorporate real objects in my painting that could reflect collaboration rather then conflict. After a couple of false starts, here is what I came up with . . . Rock Paper, Scissors: Collaboration – It’s a Draw!

I applied children’s paper scissors, tissue paper and stones to create the texture on the canvas. Then I gessoed over the entire piece before painting. At points, I thought I would pull out my hair but I was really pleased with the final result.