Four white walls and free reign to paint whatever I wanted.
That sounded like fun!
Dark blue at the bottom and shades of blue moving up the wall...
There are just some "ugly" points in the progress in getting to where I hoped to end up.
This is one of them.
Here is where I hope the idea in my head will happen...
The paint on the bottom was refusing to dry so I could not finish this just yet.
Large portions of the wall would make good paintings on their own.
Red loopy lines every where!
Repainted the red loopy lines from last week and started the stripes.
Now I was feeling better.
I was smiling now!
Am I crazy?
I really liked it before and now, and now...
Stripes on stripes!
Oh, this will be great for the baby's room!
Think of all that visual stimulation!
Layers on layers on layers and stripes on stripes.
This room is bound to make any baby happy!
Leave the door open, and joy will spill out to the rest of the house.
Here is a photo journey
of painting a face!
It started with a painting a friend gave me to paint over.
She bought it at at thrift store and did not get around to using it herself.
I have been in a yellow mood lately - so thought I would go with that.
I painted thickly in places and put some texture in there and then splattered some blue/green on top.
Added some pink and orange over that...
Added black lines.
White stripes. Check!
Decided I wanted the roundy part at the bottom - so flipped the canvas around and then blocked in a face.
Eyes - mouth - yep. That's gonna be a face.
Face outline and jaw...
Darker nose and then added hair hair and more hair...
Put some white on the eyes and each eye ended up looking a
Wiped the paint off.
Got the eyes figured out - added more hair and added lines around the pink cheeks.
I painted the wooden frame black and today will re-assemble it all back together and it will be for sale!
3'X4' repurposed latex paint on reclaimed canvas!
I bought some more old vinyl flooring from my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore and I have had a blast making floor cloths out of the old vinyl.
I turn the vinyl over and paint the backside.
What does an artist's studio look like?
If you are in Western Oregon on the weekend of October 20th and 21st - you can go for FREE to over 40 artist's studios and take a look for yourself!
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This is a painting on a board that I bought at Goodwill.
I am painting over this and it should be done in time for the
Studio tour on the 20th.
It will not look anything like this when done.
If you come by - you can ask to see the new incarnation!
I have been thinking about landscapes and under-the-land-scapes for a while.
Fissures and fracking and the like.
So I painted some of my vague ideas onto canvas.
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 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!