Tuesday, September 30, 2008

how not to rinse brushes


the guy below introduced himself. he's my Inner Meanie! i've heard from him many times, but this is the first time he's emerged on paper. ew! he only has six teeth and he's bald. i guess i couldn't expect my Inner Meanie to be beautiful, could i? anyway, he took great delight at my expense yesterday morning while i was painting. obviously, i got a little too absorbed in what i was doing, as i did with the pepper mishap . so, a reminder to all you painters: keep your wine and coffee away from your rinsing water :)

22 comments:

Megan Coyle said...

this one made me laugh--whenever I paint, I do have a fear of drinking anything while working since there's that chance that I'll absent-mindedly rinse off a brush in it. Again, the colors you used are fantastic and they make this such a fun piece.

steve said...

Haha! Or even worse, don't mistake your paint water for coffee and, eck, drink it! Btw, what's wrong with bald? :) Anyhow, excellent job showing this unfortunate situation!

aimee said...

megan, it sounds like you're way more prudent than i am! steve - oh, nothing against baldies of course :D it's just my inner meanie that has me running scared. and ick, i HAVE almost consumed paint water, thinking it was coffee!

Krissy said...

ha! I have almost consumed the rinsing water as well... Maybe the coffee was a subliminal message for more "earth tones" :)

heather smith jones said...

sound advice,,, learned the non-tasty way. :)

Christy said...

Too funny! I have done the exact same thing, too. And we used to have a cat who preferred paint water to plain water. Yuck! That's why my bucket has a lid now. :)

Bella Sinclair said...

LOOOOOOOVE the colors you used here! So. Was it a Rubens blend coffee with a full-bodied taste or more of a delicate Monet blend?

By the way, I do know a guy who used the restroom after eating jalapenos. YOW

please sir said...

Oh my goodness - sounds bad, but is also very funny! I can recall very similar situations!

Scatterbrain Tal said...

OH I missed your blog Aimee! lol that one made me laugh. That almost happened to me once.
I also tend to put food near my materials. Need to be careful with this one I guess...

Nicky Linzey said...

Funny - I've done that so many times!

soulbrush said...

this is so funny...but not impossible. i have painted with coffee...try it, it is fabulous. you can dilute it more and more to get different coloured browns.

cindy : quaint said...

i mixed up a glue stick with my lip balm once. my husband thought it was very funny that my 'lips were sealed'. i didn't!

FruensWerk said...

Hahaha...I do that often...Grrrr...hihi...fun...:D

Esti said...

ha, ha... I expect my inner meanie to look like a nice old lady reprimanding me...

jess gonacha said...

oh my gosh, i've SO done that before!!! ha ha ha. glad to know i'm not the only one. :)

Flying Colors said...

Wonderful use of type! Beautiful illustration.
And in order to qualify as an artist you do need to sip a tad of color at times...
Great posts and blog, spent some time here yesterday :)

e.beck.artist said...

putting your brush in your coffee is better than sipping your rinse cup .... sigh .....

see you there! said...

Oh dear, I hope not in my coffee, I don't even like cream in my coffee.

Your inner meanie looks just like a meanie should.

Darla

Kelly C. said...

oh darling! i love this!!! i do it ALL the time: probably at least once a week..... whoopsie daisies. your work always makes me so happy.

♥ Tiny Red said...

OMG, that's happened to me a couple of times...with the wine that was :)

aimee said...

looks like many before me have learned this lesson as well, whether lost in thought, wine or whatever else carries us away while we paint!

i think i WILL try painting with coffee. great idea, soulbrush :)

cindy: YIKES to your glue stick mishap, but you have to admit that was pretty funny; bella: ditto for your friend with the jalapeno misfortune!

Doda said...

Eww, been there done that quite a few times. I could do with that reminder stuck up somewhere near my paint table.