paper paint play

Pieces of water color paper layered with scraps of old book pages and then covered with a single layer of paint.

Then more paint layered, scraped and drizzled with water.

Next, images, doodles, pen, more paint and other fun stuff.

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. ~Claude Monet

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing?  Can one really explain this?  No. ~Pablo Picasso

“Life is like a box of crayons.  Most people are the eight-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back.  I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing.  It’s okay though, because I’ve got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal.  I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the eight-color boxes.  Does anyone else have that problem?  I mean, there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation, so when I meet someone who’s an eight-color type I’m like, “hey girl, magenta!” and she’s like, “oh, you mean purple!” and she goes off on her purple thing, and I’m like, “no – I want magenta!” ~John Mayer

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8 Responses to paper paint play

  1. sarah says:

    super inspiring – i’m going to do this today!

  2. What fun quotes & beautiful colors!

  3. Erika says:

    I love these quotes. I worked with a kid that tended to describe his day by color and my 4 year old is very particular about the colors she wears (I think it is dependent on her mood or what she is playing at the time). I hope she continues to feel color this way…..

  4. michelle says:

    yummy!!!! especially loving the blue and red combo in the lower right hand corner!

  5. ha. love the john mayer quote…that’s great. and i’m loving the vibrant mix of red and turquoise together.

  6. April Cole says:

    Wonderful quotes!
    The paint paper is great, what fun :]

  7. Sarah says:

    Looking forward to seeing what you do with these. The colors are fantastic!

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