I needed a break from painting things that looked like things.
So I just decided to let loose and see what happens...
When I paint, I paint flat on a table with the canvas
un-stretched. I buy wood at the lumber yard and I take the paintings and wood to a friend's house and she does all that measuring and stretching for me. This is in her driveway and it is the first
look I get of how the
paintings will look on a wall and upright.
This last one was a Goodwill canvas that got a make-over.
This one is called, "Sock Monkeys in a Blender."
A little photoshop fun - but it really makes me want to paint BIG!
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.
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 bought a canvas at Goodwill.
A very LARGE Canvas. 6'X10'
It was handy that it was already primed with a painting that I will simply paint over.
I hope I don't go to Hell for this.
Should be no problem as I don't even believe in Hell.
That is one BIG canvas...
Just got started....
It will be fun to see how this ends up.