Jul 17, 2011

Painting Papers

Spent a beautiful warm sunny day outside yesterday painting papers to restock my palette.

Living in New England I don't have the luxury of mild year round weather...and I would much rather paint outdoors to keep the art room clean. So, that means grabbing those great summer days as I can get them.
I took all of my rice papers, book pages, etc out with me along with watercolors, acrylics, and some twinkling H2O's for an afternoon of fun!!

Luckily I have a great glass top table that is perfect for this. I can get it wet and messy and simply clean it off with the hose. Can't do that in the art room..lol

As you can see...I got quite a bit done. Now.... I need to find more time to actually do some paper making next. I'm starting to run out of those nice hand made pieces. That too is a messy process, so I'd rather grab some outside time for that as well.
That's also fun because you end up with papers you never even dreamed of creating!! Pure inspiration!


Astrid Maclean said...

O wow, you certainly were busy, looks great as does your garden. Can't wait to see what you are going to create with it all!

Terri Kahrs said...

And after you cleaned up your worktable, I'm sure you popped into the pool!!!! What an awesome way to spend a hot, July day, Wanda. And now you have more 'inventory' too!!! Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

WW said...

Thanks ladies. Astrid..sometimes I have ideas in mind when I paint them and other pieces just happen...so it's "found" inspiration.
Terri....you got that right. I had several little "pool breaks" out back as I went along. Gets pretty hot out there!
Yep...it's a win win :)

roc said...

i see coffee filters!! haha i love using those things!

WW said...

You're right roc. I did decide to experiment with a few of those. Got some pretty nice results!

Renee Stien said...

what a fun way to spend a beautiful summer afternoon - your new stash looks just great!

Unknown said...

What a lovely mess and a great way to enjoy a summer afternoon!