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.
I was reading on the internet tubes about people painting on vinyl flooring.
I thought to myself, "Hey! I could do that!"
So I went to my local Habitat For Humanity Re-store Store and got some vinyl.
I painted an orange background on the vinyl.
As soon as it dries, I will paint several clear sealant coats on it and it will be ready for stepping on!
Six coats of clear sealant and.....
this art is made for walkin'
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!
Click on this link www.washcoart.org and check it out!
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 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!