Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday Sketch

Hey everyone! This weeks Sunday sketch originated with a painted background and then progressed into a pulled painting!

...almost finished...

Finished!

This was such a fun way to paint I can't wait to try it again!
While on Mystele's blog, I saw her use a paper bag from the grocery store as a canvas and loved the idea! It's a great way to try out an idea.

What a freeing experience! I wasn't worried about messing up a canvas so the paint just flew onto the bag!
As promised, here are a couple of my favorite pictures from last weeks visit with my kids and their families.


Happy Sunday everyone!

17 comments:

Deanna said...

Great painting. I would be scared to death to start with the background and work my way up. I'd be too afraid I'd mess something up and then the whole thing would be ruined. LOL.

Katerina Galati said...

Hello Debbie,
Your idea is great, i have never done something like that. Your painting is very good!!

Doris Sturm said...

Hi Debbie,

I like that scetch/painting of the mama angel with her daughter... would make a lovely Mother's Day gift.

Kids always have so much fun in the sprinklers during the summer, don't they?

lissa said...

beautiful painting/artwork

Lenora said...

Beautiful - and i love that you shared the process. Have done that myself a long time ago but not with the children will have to - thanks! And what a fabulous background to start on! xxxx

Heather said...

Hi,
I really like the painting of the mom and daughter...ADORABLE.

Cool idea, to use the grocery bags. I think I will try that with my kids!!!

Happy Sunday
Heather

Tammie Lee said...

I love seeing the stages of your work and the finished piece is wonderful. I have been thinking I would like to start with a background lately, instead of adding it around my drawing. Thanks for the inspiration.

Julia Christie said...

Great idea - the paper bag. These turned out great. I love the pics of your family. So much fun!

Smiles

Sharon said...

Debbie, Idon't know what it is about the "found faces" that excites me but it does. I think the faces waiting for you are so excellent and fun. I hope you will add the first and last pic to the gallery in the classroom at Faces: All Norah'S. I went looking for them there. Love them.

Sophia said...

I've not ever attempted to start with the background like that. Although, I like challanges, so I might give it a go! :)

Love your SS this week! Happy Sunday!

Martha Lever said...

Love the painting!!!!! And the pictures are precious!

Marilyn Rock said...

Super painting! And; the sprinkler really brings back memories! Simple fun!!! Great pictures! xxoo

lori vliegen said...

hee hee.....those kids look like they're having a ball playing in the water! we used to spend the entire summer running under the sprinkler when i was a kid!
your artwork is wonderful.....so colorful, and it has such a sweetness about it!! xox, :))

Butterfly Works said...

What a neat idea to paint on paper bags...will have to try this....
love the painting......

Playing in a sprinkler goes from one generation to the next....I did it, my kids did it and now my grandchildren are enjoying too....

Queen Bee said...

This is terrific! I sure wish I could paint! Love your artistry!
Queen Bee Studio

Marlene said...

I love this sketch and it was fun to see how it was achieved. The babies are adorable.

Debbie said...

I love that painting! Your talent amazes me.