With all this tea drinking it's a good thing that my favorite material to use in my paintings are tea bags. With this painting I wanted a more simple and clean look, so decided I just wanted to do the painting directly on the tea bags. I had 2 large tea bags that I used for the background and left some nice frayed edges that don't go all the way to the sides of the painting. I love the old look that the tea bags give to the painting with all its different tones and shades.
ps. I saw my first robin today!!!!