I've seen paintings for sale on websites and they have photoshopped the painting onto a wall so people can see the size of the painting and thus get an idea if it is their style or want.
My want, has been to figure out HOW to do that for my paintings.
I have been working on it for a looooong time - trying to figure it out.
Here is the background I purchased and downloaded.
There is MY PAINTING on the wall in the photo!
I am a thrift store shopper.
Always have been.
I have been selling antiques and collectibles for years - so now when I am shopping - I simply look for paint and brushes and canvas in addition to all the other stuff I look for...
I found this BIG 4 foot square canvas with a bonus!
It had a great texture already on it.
I did google Thomas Lee and it was as I suspected.
A lousy 1970's furniture store art painting.
So no qualms for me to paint it over.
Pigeon eradication begins.
I never plan ahead what I am going to do.
I just start painting.
I found a little tube of ORANGE acrylic paint at Goodwill yesterday and put it to use here.
Added a little of this and a little of that...
and a little of that and a little of this....until "Requiem for Two Pigeons" was completed.
I have been thinking about birds.
Looking at artist's paintings of birds.
I thought, "I think I can do that..."
And so it begins...
My first bird.
I painted this one for myself.
It is a canvas cover for my kitchen table/island.
Turned out fine!
I sealed it with several layers of polyacrylic so I can just wipe it down to clean it.
Bird number 2.
Did not like it.
It is only paint, after all.
Now I like it better.
I had a background painted that was just waiting for something.
Turn out, it was waiting for this bird.
Painted a background for a bird and put down a basic bird shape.
Got started with bird #4...
Not sure if it is done or not.
Painted a background.
Painted another background.
Painted a little red bird.
And painted a leeetle red bird...
I gave Lindsey a FREE painting. All she has to do is take it with her.
For a month.
My mom grew up here!
That painting is having a great vacation!
I had an idea.
A fun idea.
The idea was to give someone a painting of mine.
Give it to them.
There are rules however....
The recipient of the painting must take the painting EVERYWHERE with them for 30 days.
The official hand off of the painting.
Lindsey will send me a photo of the painting at least every 3 days.
I saw an interesting photograph of water and wondered if I could paint something like that.
Yes I could.
I have a couple more canvases primed with blue backgrounds and will dip my toes and brushes and squirt bottles into it today and see how it all works out!
Since the Frida Kahlo Facebook "challenge" -
I have been painting faces.
Lots of faces.
Faces are rather fun.
Then I got carried away.
No surprise to anyone
who knows me...
I carved lots of "templates" out of styrofoam and used similar colors on all the different faces and had fun printing on my prints...
Then I saw a piece of pottery on Pinterest and the design caught my eye and I wondered if I could do something in a similar style...
Yes, I could...
You can't make me!
Details from the next batch...