Thursday, August 4, 2011
This little piece was a fun one to work on. The paper had been used as practice for stamping with the plastic doily that I used in my last piece. I didn't know what I wanted to do with it and had actually thought it might end up in the recycling bin, but then I just started to draw, doodle and paint on it with no worries of what will happen and this is what came about. My garden is filled with little seed heads from my poppies and were the inspiration for these little flowers.
I used coffee again for the background in this painting. I'm really loving the feel that this gives. I used little bits of painted tea bags for the bottom and also used some little scraps that Amelia painted. (they just happened to be laying on the table and seemed perfect for the piece, the purple and the brighter blue pieces are hers.) The piece is mostly painted with watercolor, but I did use acrylics in a few areas.
This piece made me realize that I need to doodle more and loosen up, and that I don't always need to have a plan. Just go with it, if it works, great, if not, oh well, nothing lost, but always experience gained.