Friday, November 24, 2006

Arty spoon


This is one hard-working spoon, used by generations of students for making linoleum prints. It has rubbed so many japanese rice papers against linocuts that it can´t keep count of them all. It´s been bent (not Uri Geller style, more muscle-power style by frustrated students), handled, spilled on, painted, cleaned, hit, dropped and mistreated by so many hands, but it has also helped producing hundreds of wonderful prints. I wonder if anyone ever used it for eating?

EDM challenge no. 94.

12 comments:

gingermoggy said...

Wonderful spoon, Nina! I like how brave you are with with colour!

Lin said...

TERRIFIC!!!

Felicity said...

Wonderful! I love those little splashes too, there's a lovely contrast between the 3D spoons and the flat paper.

Teri C said...

Beautifully composed and painted!! Love those spots of color.

Carol said...

Very cool representation of a hard working spoon!--
Carol

Kay Cox said...

Great drawing and composition and I love the way you captured the spoon's history with color and shape.

littlemithi said...

I love the loose quality of your colours. I've always been afraid of watercolours - feel like I have less control with them - but you've inspired me. Thanks!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Really nice - love the colour.

Jana Bouc said...

Great composition--it seems to be working even now! Beautifully drawn too.

Alison said...

This is a lovely, fun drawing - I use a spoon for lin prints too - much the best, I think.

Karen said...

Now that's one hardworking spoon! And a goodlooking one, too!

SCquiltaddict said...

awesome sketch:>