White Paint and Black Ink

Let me start off by saying the following artwork was inspired by someone here in the blog world, and I don’t remember who. But I do know I saw someone make the greatest little drawings on paint chip cards, using the names of the paints as inspiration. Whoever you are, let me know, and I’ll put your name right here. Because I owe you a Thank You!

(Since I wrote this post, the mystery has been solved! Let me say right now – go here as quick as you can to A Certain Line and feast your eyes!)

Yes, we are painting walls at our house, and so I picked up paint chips at the store. I remembered the above-referenced idea and I got some pale color cards, too, even though we were looking for green paint.

In front of the TV a few days later, I got to work. I’ll tell you right now I don’t usually look at the TV when I say I’m watching it –  I’m doing something else, things like this, and only listening.

Anyway, here is one of the results (I’ve done a few sessions and have some more creations, I liked doing it so much – I’ll show you others later on).

White Color Collection and Sketches card 11-15 small

I sent this one to my son, as mail art. Imagine his surprise at receiving a paint color brochure (he lives in an apartment and isn’t going to be painting anything). When he opened the brochure, though, it all made sense…

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17 thoughts on “White Paint and Black Ink

  1. Claudia McGill Post author

    Yes! Yes! Fantastic! Now I can attribute it in the post. And, I can thank you here for quite a bit of fun I am having with this concept. I have another one – ok, wait, I’ll just post it pretty soon and you’ll see, I could go on and on! Thank you!

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    I never would have thought of it on my own, although I’ve used the cards for a lot of things in my collage work, in the past. I especially love the ones with an array representing a whole collection, such as Martha Stewart paints at Home Depot. I’m thinking of what I can do with that one – the colors are tiny, but there has to be a way…

  3. Laura (PA Pict)

    What a wonderful, creative idea! I must check out that blog you linked to. I love that you sent them to your son too. I’m sure that very much brightened his day. Art in the mail fills me with such cheer so I’m certain it did for him too.

  4. Claudia McGill Post author

    I’ve sent hundreds of mail art items to my son over the past 5+ years, it has been a good way to stay in touch. Every time I send something I am saying – hello! I love you!

  5. Ashley Lily Scarlett

    Ooh! Ooh! I’m going tonpick up lots of those little colour cards next time I go to the hardware shop. I loved them when I was a girl. I used to like running my fingers over the glosdy tiny ones on one sheet. 🙂

  6. Claudia McGill Post author

    Yes, I do the same thing even now. There is something about paint cards, the sense of possibilities, options, you could do this or that, it would look this way or that way, all right under your fingertips, and I always get so excited about the ideas I get at the paint store. Another reason I went into my line of work, right? Paint cards?!?

    Thank you for so much attention you have paid to my work. I appreciate it.

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