remember those masterpieces we made in kindergarten? with tissue paper and blunt scissors and elmer's glue? well, it turns out they are INFINITELY more fun to make as an adult!!!
of course, i cannot take full credit for this page. i did not make the painting in the middle. no, that's by vince...err...somebody...can't remember his name; he's not bad though, is he? bit deaf in one ear, apparently.
ok, so i cut the pic out of a catalog, and stuck it down in the center of my page. i was going to use markers and ink pads to extend the image out, but while i was thinking about van gogh, i realized how *TEXTURAL* his paintings are and for some reason said kindergarten projects sprung to mind! i took plain white tissue paper and dabbed at it semi-randomly with various chalk and pigment ink pads to get lots of nice shades of each color. then i ripped the colored bits into smaller mosaic-ish-sized pieces, smeared them with gluestick, and stuck them on all scrunched up.
et voila! "wheatfield with cypresses...AND bits of tissue paper" by lauren and vince! :)
Cool!!!! It's great when something from school actually stuck, eh? Very artsy :)ReplyDelete
BEAUTIFUL!! That's one of my fave paintings from that semi deaf guy btw! ;)ReplyDelete
love it!!! what a great look:) the only thing i remember from kindergarten is a boy named carl peeing on my shoes...how do i work that into my art?ReplyDelete
Very nice! I'm sure that vince guy would be tres impressed!!ReplyDelete
What a masterpiece!!! Be very careful of copying the works of masters...Van Gogh was know to drink turpentine and went crazy!! Having any symptoms of that?ReplyDelete
What a great way to re-visit the time in our lives when art was pure fun.ReplyDelete
I LOVE this! This may be your most inventive project yet. I love the simplicity of it, and the color and texture. YTM, girl, YTM. (You're too much!)ReplyDelete
Fabulous Lauren....your a natural!!!!ReplyDelete
Have a great Weekend:)X~X
wonderful textures with the tissue!!! awesome of ideas here ! very inventive of you indeed , Lauren !ReplyDelete