Monday, January 28, 2013

Old Book Pages + Watercolor Pencil and Gouache

In Sunday's workshop one of our projects involved pasting pages from old books onto canvas and painting images on top with gouache. I added some watercolor pencil scribble lines today and slathered the whole thing with watercolor varnish. This painting was inspired by Myra Anderson's blog, Last Cup Of Coffee. I imagined she might drink her coffee in rainbow colored cups as her paintings are painted in beautiful colors.

6 comments:

. said...

Thats so neat, love the layout, the colours and the style of it. Great fun piece. With the stamp on the top corner I thought this was mailart at first, just imagine getting that in the mail : )

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

Thank you so much! You made me laugh! This artwork is beautiful! Actually I drink about 6 cups of coffee in large paper cups THEN I start to see the pretty colors!

Polly Birchall said...

This lovely colourful painting really cheered me up on this damp grey day in England

Barbara Roth said...

I think I will try drinking 6 cups of coffee in paper cups and see if I start using my colors more vividly or maybe I will see some cool polka dots too.

Cathy Holtom said...

Lovely work, would look great in the kitchen!

Roberta said...

Love love love the coffee cups, Barbara! And I had a great time at the class! I learned a lot about mixing colors and using gouache with collage. Thank you!