Paper Bag Painting

Yesterday and today I worked on this…

Thinking of flowers, a happy place in this heat.
The heat makes me really cranky, I admit it.
I don’t sleep well and I need to hibernate in a
cool place or I am not fit for human contact.

Somehow this fellow reached out to me and said,
be happy, think of flowers, so I did!

I gessoed a paper bag and slopped paint all over,
then scraped and scraped over the drawing.
Today I redrew with pitt pen and colored pencils.
The paper has a leather feel to it, which I like because
it feels aged and worn.

Think of flowers everyone and stay cool!

8 Responses to “Paper Bag Painting”

  1. Kim Mailhot July 7, 2010 at 6:27 pm #

    I am very very comfy in my house today. The air is going strong and so are the fans but I too get very cranky in the heat and I also have a hard time breathing when it is sooooo humid. My home is my sanctuary right now, except for the noise of the air conditioners droning…
    Tomorrow, David and I are headed to the beach in the am ! Looking forward to it big time !
    Love your visitor and his happy flowers. I hope you find some good relief too.
    Hugs from far (too stick for hugs from close ! πŸ˜‰ ) !

  2. amy July 7, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    Very neat! I have a few bags that I got when I forgot my reusable ones. I was going to have my daughter paint on them and on cereal boxes but I should do some painting on it too. Already toned so you don't face a white page! πŸ™‚

  3. Beate Knappe July 7, 2010 at 9:15 pm #

    I like his face
    take care keep cool

  4. La Dolce Vita July 7, 2010 at 10:23 pm #

    we need to trade places… I will watch your ancient one and you sit with studio dog… I wore a sweat shirt all day and my little grey beard laid in front of the fire!!

  5. Deborah July 8, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    I love the happy face and flowers! It is hot hot hot here even though this week we are in the woods and not in the city.

  6. Marilyn Rock July 8, 2010 at 6:51 pm #

    Very cool and this is a happy painting! Love it! I have been a recluse, in my house, this whole week in the air conditioning! I feel like I'm going crazy! Thankfully; I had my art journal to turn to πŸ™‚ xxoo

  7. NuminosityBeads July 8, 2010 at 8:45 pm #

    We've finally got the perfect weather after cold and dampness. Too nice to be in the studio even. I love the flowers. You could make a postcard with just them!.
    Stay cool!
    xoxo Kim

  8. ArtPropelled July 11, 2010 at 6:24 am #

    This image really makes me happy. How can it not ?

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