Paintings inspired by domestic objects

The Art of capturing the everyday object, create a small a series of ink paintings inspired by Carolyn Menzies exhibition Of Slender Means. Carolyn’s sculptures and charcoal drawings embrace and explore the use of the domestic everyday objects. Find some objects in your Home and use these as paint brushes to make marks, exploring movement, texture, volume and materiality.

Materials needed:

  • Water colour paper, thicker gsm paper
  • Acrylic Paint, Watercolours or Ink
  • Objects found around the home
  • ie. Kitchen sponge, steel wool, wool mesh, string or fork etc.

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Monet, The Galette

Step 1 

Pull apart your chosen materials if you can. For example if you have are going to use steel wool, wool mesh or string

Step 2

Create different shapes, or patterns with your materials. For example you could plait some string to get various textures or create mini paint brushes, or circles .

Monet, The Galette

Monet, The Galette

Step 3

Dip you materials into the ink or chosen paint and start playing around on your paper, painting patterns or creating lose strokes on your paper.

If you are using the steel wool as one of your materials, you can build volume and texture on your paper by dusting of the pink surface on the wool steal while the ink or paint you are using is still drying.

Step 4

Be as carefree and playful as you like and feel free to share you creations with us.

Monet, The Galette

Step 6 > Share it with us!

Share it with us! Upload a photo of your artwork below and we will share your creations on this page

Activity and photographs by Hana Vasak.