Buy my work!
rosa murillo's items Go to rosa murillo's photostream
    follow me on Twitter
    « worldwide video debut! | Main | Omigosh! OMIGOSH!!!! »

    Found Art Tuesday March 4, 2007 (One day late!)

    I thought it would be a good idea to take pictures of the process of one of the found art pieces that I do so I can show you how I use the materials, but because it's hard to take your own pictures while you are cutting or painting, I had a great idea:

    Easel + MacBook = Kick ass photo session!
    (Yes, I already know I'm a tiny bit crazy, thank you)

    I made a little tutorial on how to paint in a coffee cup. I had this idea a while back, remember my found art for "Moon" (I used a Starbucks coffee cup) but this time I flattened the cup so I can work more easily. I liked the soft purple color of the cup and I was thinking on how to reproduce that same color with acrylics when I realised that I could paint ON IT and use it as a background! (how genius of me!)

    So, here we go....
    How to paint in a coffee cup
    Photo%200.jpg Photo%201.jpg Photo%203.jpg Photo%209.jpg Photo%2010.jpg Photo%2011.jpg Photo%2012.jpg Photo%2013.jpg Photo%2014.jpg Photo%2015.jpg Photo%2016.jpg Photo%2017.jpg DAY.jpg

    The idea behind is that MORNING is the transition between night and day, the moment where you start and plan what you are doing the rest of the day. And yes, coffee for me is always involved! I liked how the purple and yellow worked together (they are complementary colors) and the black ink stands out really well.
    This Found Art Tuesday was brought to you by Cafe Mia (haha, just kidding!) although please support your local coffee shops that are fighting the big guy (aka Starbuks) because let's face it, they're fighting this David and Goliath thing with Starbucks, who yes, has great ambiance, great coffee and a lot of variety, but your local coffee shop usually makes coffee with more time and LOVE and they usually remember you and the way you like your coffee. And of course, they usually have way more better service!
    If you made it all the way here, thanks a lot! you Rock!! thanks for reading and visiting.

    Reader Comments (4)

    Wow, you make it look so easy! The result is fantastic. Thanks for doing this; I often look at your work and think "how on earth did she <i>do</i> that?"

    Are they oil pastels or the chalky kind? I had some years ago and now I find I am pining for them.

    March 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterUndaunted
    You rock! Thanks for the tutorial. I started a piece will take a while though. I am sort of pulling double duty on this...The work is part of a another groups challenge so got to go their pace on this...I am posting my process too on the ol blog.

    March 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkathyl
    thanks for your very nice comments!! :)
    March 6, 2008 | Registered CommenterRosa Murillo
    I've finally done my "Day" Found Art piece now too! I think Friday's or Saturday's will turn out to be better day's for me, as then I can relax with a drink in town with my friend.

    I'm guessing those must be pastel chalks? (You mention dust, and also I didn't think oil would mix with water) I was just confused because I hadn't seen round pastel chalks before, so they looked like oil. Don't mind me, I've been living in space for the past 20 years! Thanks for the tip though. Now that I have some I will definitely try using them with a brush!
    March 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterUndaunted

    PostPost a New Comment

    Enter your information below to add a new comment.

    My response is on my own website »
    Author Email (optional):
    Author URL (optional):
    All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.