Thinking of a clever name was taking too long. Anyone have a better name for this?
Anyways, was at it again with my friend L. She wanted to paint mushrooms, (because the ‘stringy’ part in the center intrigued her) and I’ve never painted them before, so of course we had to do them! They turned out pretty great. Although we both agreed we wanted to try them on a solid colored fabric next time. We were initially drawn to the striped paper because of the red, but I think the pattern takes something away from the mushrooms. Hmm, something to paint tonight maybe!? We began with 3 colors for the mushrooms, a light, a mid and a dark, to kind of map out the mushrooms. I explained that to make an interesting composition you don’t want to have equal parts of each (dark, mid, light). It’s more interesting with a lot of one, a fair amount of the other, and a smidge of the third. Here we did mostly mid, then light, and a smidge of dark. And not each mushroom the same! Wish I would have snapped a picture of her. Oh well.
Just for fun; here’s a before and after of what I snuck over to work on today!
I’ll be back tomorrow, 9am-11am! Behind Perkins in Old Town.