Artists Don’t Just See a Pan of Grease and Soap Bubbles

“That the birds of worry and care
fly about your head
This you cannot change
But that they build nests in your hair
This you can prevent.”

Chinese Proverb

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Artists Don’t Just See a Pan of Grease and Soap Bubbles – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor & Sharpie

Maureen at WetCanvas posted a challenge last weekend.  Take a photo of her pan of grease that was left overnight to soak and do a painting using the counterchange technique.  She posted this photo as a sample of counterchange.

Image from Maureen (Charlie’s Mum) at WetCanvas

Here are the steps I took to get to what you see above, including her original photo.  Fun!!!  Click on image to see it larger.

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Words from the Author of Body, Mind and Spirit by Anonymous

“Worry can light on our shoulders or sink its teeth into our flesh. Worry can become such a habit that it may actually take over most of our waking and dreaming hours. Worry can break down our immune system and weaken our natural ability to fight illness.

 For some people, worry is a full-time job and life companion. How much do each of us worry each day? This is a good question to ask when we are ready to get serious about changing our worry habits.

 Once we have identified how and when we worry, we are ready to reverse the pattern. Progress, not perfection, is the key in changing our worry habits. With an open mind and willing heart we have the power to change our habit of worry into one of trust. We know as we make this change that our Higher Power is truly at work in our lives.

 Today let me begin to replace my worry with trust and faith in my ability to use my resources to face whatever life brings me.”


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol King
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 12:48:08

    Very, very cool! I love what you came up with based on a pan of greasy water. Thanks for showing us your steps. This is great.


  2. just4crafters
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 09:16:58

    Very cool technique!! Love the painting. I’m going to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing!!! ~Sophia


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: