Monday, January 24, 2011

Banana Painting for Stretching Within Class

banana painting-close

banana painting-full

comparing bananas

acrylic paint and palette

This is the first time I've ever painted a banana.  At least, I think that is true if my
memory serves me correctly.  It was really an interesting experience.  I had to push
myself not to stop after the first layer or two of paint was on the paper.  I knew
from watching Misty Mawn's videos that she uses a lot of layers of paint, and
that makes her work really come alive.  I decided I'd give that approach a try.
I am happy with my painting.  I can still see my own (sloppy) style, which I like.
I also added a little thing of my own, which was splattering the brown paint on top to
create some of the spots.  I remember seeing my mom do this on her decorative
painting projects she worked on when I was a child.  By the way, this banana
is way to brown for me to eat now.  Anyone else prefer the semi-green kind?

2 comments: said...

I like green bananas too... go you, you made it past the banana barrier! I think your banana looks amazing. :-D

helen said...

great looking banana!


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