Friday, October 14, 2011

More Painted Papers

It's Friday, and this means Paint Party Friday and Sneak Peek Friday, where so many talented artists show what they are working on. It has turned into my favorite blogging day.

Last week in my mixed media painting class we painted on tissue paper - a lovely mess. I painted some more yesterday afternoon, taking advantage of the lovely weather and moving my studio outside, drying my papers in the sun.



We also made our own stamps (or used some foam stamps) and added prints to the tissue.


I think you can clearly see what my favorite colors are...

I will be off to the class in a few minutes, and I look so much forward to it. I enjoy the companionship of the women (and one man) there, the instructor is fantastic, and those are three hours I can make a mess and feel good about it. There is also so much inspiration in the classroom, laughter and just a plain good mood. What a wonderful way to start the way into the weekend.
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30 comments:

Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors said...

happy PPF! This has turned into my favorite blogging day. It also gives me incentives on slow weeks to post.
I look forward to seeing what you will do with this painted paper.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely textured papers and great colors! Fun! ~ namaste, CArol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF

Anita said...

Is that orange?!?!?! Orange is my favorite color. =) Love the pieces...and tissue paper...what an interesting idea. Thanks for sharing.

Beth Stone said...

Sounds like a fun class! I've never attempted painting on tissue paper - now I'm intrigued... Love your swirly stamp! Thanks for sharing...

Lesley said...

Okay. So. Your painted papers are whimsical and fun...but the thing that just caught me in the throat is that photo on your masthead. WOW!! You must live somewhere in Southern California!! Ahh....what an amazing amazing photo of a breathtaking place! :)

KAT said...

swirls are the best shape ever ! I love those too and your colors are great together glad to hear you have so much joy in this art class. wonderful

- KAT -

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so glad you get to go to a class and have fun! I love your favorite colors. So pretty!

hastingshall2 said...

Carola, I do envy you your mixed media class. It sounds like so much fun and I would love to be in such an environment. There is nothing I like better than to make backgrounds with paint, mists, inks, sprays, etc. Your background is simply fantastic. I love the complementary colors. And I sometimes cut out foam stamps from the craft foam door hangers.

Jennibellie said...

These papers look like awesome fun, thanks so much for sharing, much love Jenny

Gloria said...

Love all the colors on your painted papers. Nice job. Happy PPF!

WrightStuff said...

Sounds great - I rarely get the opportunity to create in the physical presence of others - that's why I loved that art retreat I went on so much I think :)

EVA said...

Very pretty! Are they going to turn into something further?

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I can't wait to see the work you create with all these amazing papers you are creating.... will be great to follow their progress xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh so much fun in evidence here! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Kelly said...

You lucky duck! To have a class to go to where the mood is so happy and the energy is so high! One day, when my life calms down a bit, I'll take a class like that :)
But you papers are wonderful and it sounds so nice to work outside on such a project!
Kelly

Robin Panzer Art said...

Paint Party Friday is my favorite blogging day too! A virtual gallery stroll! Happy PPF! The tissue painting looks fun!

Christine said...

painting on tissue paper sounds interesting and such wonderful texture!

Chantal said...

you used colors that I like a lot in paintings

Sadee Schilling said...

Painting on tissue paper looks like fun! I have quite a few rolls of thin, handmade paper sitting right here beside me and I've been trying to work up some confidence to paint on them without worrying about ruining them! Maybe I should practice on some regular tissue paper first. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

carlarey said...

Your class sounds wonderful, and your enjoyment is showing in these new backgrounds and experiments.

Geckostone said...

These are my favorite colors too!!! Gorgeous work!!!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How fun! And the results are beautiful...this first one is my favorite ~ georgous colors.

Randy said...

These are just amazing!

Valerie Weller said...

Stopping by to say hi! Looks like you are having a lot of fun with color! Also happy to hear about your OWL photo book! So exciting... best to you!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love your favorite colors- so pretty!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Tissue paper is so much fun to work with! I love your creations here. Your class looks and sounds like so much fun!! That does make for a great way to start the weekend! :)

Marlene said...

Love the papers, great colors and texture. I like making papers and backgrounds but then get stuck with what to put on them when I'm done.

Joni Nickrent said...

Lovin' your colorful creations...awesome fun! Pop Art Minis

RobanStudio said...

Wonderful creations for future works of art, although these could hold their own.

ShonEjai said...

As works in progress they are beautiful so I cannot imagine how they will look when you are finished. Great work