Paper Towels Serve As The Canvas For Watercolor Masterpieces [Pics]

Paper Towels Serve As The Canvas For Watercolor Masterpieces [Pics]
Arts & Culture

2-ply paper towels were used as blank canvases for a new kind of oil painting.

Serena Chu
  • 31 october 2013

Proving to people everywhere that artistic talent has no age restriction, 72-year-old Ken Delmar showcased his first collection of oil masterpieces in Manhattan. What is unique about this art exhibit is not the artwork itself, but rather the medium the artwork is painted on – the artist replaced traditional canvases and linens with a roll of Bounty paper towels.

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Delmar found that colors jumped to life when applied onto paper towels, displaying more vibrance and boldness. He says the colors got “really snappy.”

His discovery was made completely on a whim when he looked down into the trash-bin unsatisfied with the work-in-progress before him, and noticed a random splash of color calling out to him.

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Familiar faces like Lucille Ball and the Raggedy Ann doll were used as models. Other works were created to pay homage to iconic artworks, such as Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl With A Pearl Earring.” Framed between two sheets of Plexiglas, these panels range anywhere from $1,500 to $10,000 in price.

Watch a mini documentary on Mr. Delmar below:


Ken Delmar

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