Saturday, March 25, 2017

Not Realism

I followed used tea bag lines with acrylic paints until an image started to appear. After 10 minutes I saw a bear, but then it quickly became a dog. The red/purple color is from an herbal tea bag that bled into the regular black tea bags while drying in a bowl. The highlight in his left eye was actually a small tear in the tea bag paper, but it worked. Once done, I tore way the straight edges and mounted it on a sheet of hand-made paper. Mod Podge or Matte Medium is good for doing this.

Sometimes the plain sheet of paper I use to protect my desktop from paint seeping through thin tea bag paper is as interesting as the original!


Gene Black said...

I see a dog, but his human calls him Bear and loves him dearly.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Oh gosh yes, Gene Black!! I sure hope you are having fun with this technique and will continue for a bit. I love this piece, but I never saw a dog/bear I didn't love.
xx, Carol

kathyinozarks said...

Barbara you are so good with this art form-loving it!

kathyinozarks said...

excellent Gene love that

Hunter said...

I see a dog named Bear, too! I love the technique and the outcome. His nose is perfect.

Thanks for sharing.


Debra said...

This is absolutely wonderful. You indeed are an artist. Please keep doing this art form-you have much to teach us all. I love this!!!!!!