Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Paper Bag Experiment

I haven't been painting much - last week the painters came, and left after 3 days. I'm still trying to get everything put back together! Also, a couple of grandkids have come to stay for a few days - so everything else is put on hold!

Last Tuesday, Pat gave us all a brown paper lunch bag. We opened it up, then wadded it up, then made it stand up. First, we had to make a drawing of the bag on regular paper. Then, we painted the bag on watercolor paper - using no drawing, just painting form and shapes. It certainly was an interesting experience!

I worked some on the tulips from the previous post. It's a little harder than the butterflies, cause instead of negative painting, I have to do positive painting! Go figure! It's still in the ugly stage, though. Not sure when it will ever see the light of day!


Autumn Leaves said...

I love how this piece looks, Nancy. Admittedly, I thought I was looking at a McDonald's pie standing up on end...LOLOL...but that, I think, has to do with the shape and the fact that I am not being fortunate enough to have had any pies...or fries...or burgers this week. Of course, I can tell it is a brown bag and it really looks cool!

Sunny said...

I'm so happy i found your blog. Your work is much of what i have been attempting to do. It so wonderful to see someone doing the same. Beautiful colours and unique.