Being self taught has some great advantages. I just give
in to the urge to paint whatever I want.
Sometimes it is owls….
Sometimes it is poodles…
This week - I have had an overwhelming desire to paint abstract.
Really really abstract.
Then and Now
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!
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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 working on a bird series. It has been good timing to correspond with cleaning up my studio and space in preparation for a couple of events here in October.
I have a lot of paintings that had been delegated to the "back" until further notice.
This painting had a lot of nice texture and I re-painted it.
Bird in the works.
I like this bird.
All that texture just adds so much to the painting.
Almost like I had planned it.
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 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.