What does an artist's studio look like?
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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 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!
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 like to challenge myself. Well, at least in painting, I do...
I saw a painting and decided to give that sort of style a whirl.
A friend on Facebook said it looked like happy swaying buildings.
As always - when I am doing a series - it is fun to see where it goes. I painted over a very busy painting that just did not work and left a little "window" of the original painting - and made a red "frame" around it.
I am working on a new series.
I have a gallery opening at the beginning of next month and I will take some of these smaller
This one is almost done.
I like the wonky factor to these.
Detail on one...
Frida Freed me to just step out and try some new techniques.
If you have never been to a Goodwill Outlet Store, then you are missing out on buying stuff "by the pound."
Some items are priced separately.
Like this painting I bought.
It is a big painting about 4 feet tall..
Those are some bangs there...
This is so bad that it is almost GOOD.
I might put it in my antique mall space and see if I am the only crazy one who thinks this has a funk factor going on.
Sometimes I see the weirdest things while out shopping:
I sell stuff on ebay.
I try really hard not to buy stuff to keep anymore.
Just stuff to sell.
today I bought (another) painting.
I have a lot of art.
And now, one more than a lot...
Love these buildings.
I will have to use some of these ideas in my paintings for sure.
I did find a fabulous pottery bowl, and it was not until I got home and started looking at the signature - that I realized that it may well be a Tom Coleman bowl.
And that is a GOOD thing!
At Goodwill today I also found a huge pair of vintage bakelite dice in a transparent green.
I will list them on ebay on Monday and maybe I will see lots of GREEN!