Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bits and pieces

Here's a little painted postcard a la Marit's Quirky Dutch Summer prompt and from a prompt in the book Water-Paper-Paint.  I have a box of vintage postcards left to me by my grandmother so I went through and picked out the least beautiful for some painting ideas. The surface is very smooth - like hard press paper so the watercolor paint doesn't move a whole lot.

and then a few Sketchbook-style pieces. I divided a piece of paper into fourths and painted a little something on each. In the bottom photo, I put globs of very wet paint on the paper and then blew on them through a straw - just like a little kid - FUN!

Hope your week is going well - I have been super busy painting, reading, knitting, and  I EVEN CUT OUT AND SEWED TOGETHER (halfway) A NEW QUILT (from fabric in my stash).  Shall we say that I was obsessed over the weekend!!!  Since it is summer and everything is pretty much dead around here, my working time is much decreased so I have a lot more time to play in the studio.   

See you soon with more paintings and some other stuff - I saw the idea on http://nathaliesstudio.com/ blog for the whatevers, and I have often thought of doing more with some of the old photos that I have - I will post some of my earlier layouts maybe tomorrow to show you - one of which was published in Somerset Memories a while ago - but I also want to try some things with image transfer of the photos onto watercolor paper and then painting - hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
I'm jazzed but first to do my yoga and eat breakfast.

Thanks for reading and see you soon,


Marit said...

Chris, this is AWESOME!!! Painting on old/used envelopes had not come to my mind yet - what a fab idea and wonderful result! LOVE IT!!! (You understand that I will dive into my stash with 'old loveletters' now!)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are amazing Chris!!! You are sooooo talented and I am always inspired by you!!!!!

~*~Patty S said...

Hello from Marit's QDSummer

your painted postcards are stunning...what a treat for anyone along the way after you mail them too!