Here you go: 1. Find a photo in your local newspaper that inspires you. Like I did with the photo of a girl gardening. The thing that inspired me with this photo was that she was looking down and also the way the photo was cropped. It spoke to me instantly and I went home and did a sketch on this canvas.
That was maybe a couple or more weeks ago. Then I heard about "the Cousins" reunion AT OUR HOUSE...TOMORROW.
When I received the generous packet from Rosemary this week and saw the napkin, again I knew instantly where it would go.
So that is the second part to the challenge. 2. Find a paper napkin or tissue paper that you can incorporate in your painting.
If you scroll down to the post with the scan of stuff that Rosemary sent me, you will see the card of Fort Payne Depot. I wanted to use it too; so, I scanned the card and printed on plain paper and did a plain paper transfer with it. You know where you use soft gel medium like you are going to glue the picture face down on the canvas and then rub rub rub a layer of paper off and the ink transfers to the canvas. That's what I did.
If you would like a third part to the challenge: 3. Add a plain paper transfer to your composition.
There you have it a weekend challenge. Here is a suggestion, if you find a newspaper picture that you really like but don't want to do a sketch. Then scan it and use it as your plain paper transfer and paint it as if it is the sketch.
I won't be able to get back to mine until late Saturday or Sunday because I will be enjoying the visit with "the Cousins". They are really cool cousins and they always bring really wonderful pot luck dishes.
Hear ye Hear ye
One and All
Oh how I have enjoyed all the nice messages you have left for me.
I'm afraid with all the window washing and under-the-bed cleaning, I haven't properly been around to thank you all.
Please know that I'm overjoyed with your visits and wish you could just come tomorrow too and look under my bed.
For soem reaosn, spel chk things I know how to sepll. That's the onyl reaosn I can thnk of why it does'nt wrk. Pleze fergiv my erors.