Some of my Lunches from Summer WorkshopsIn my journal workshops I usually have the participants paint their brown bag lunches before we eat. I'm always on the look-out for pretty paper plates to add some color and pattern to my workshop lunches. That way I can have any old unattractive lunch and just put a couple of things on a pretty plate and still have a colorful little watercolor sketch. Also there are no rules against painting the lunch of someone else in the class if it's prettier than yours. The only rule is, you can't then claim it as yours and eat it.
Because we are hungry and in a hurry, we really don't care how it turns out. Those are usually the best sketches.