I painted both sides.
Waste not want not...
I finished up a canvas floor cloth.
I painted both sides.
I decided to put it in front of my kitchen sink.
I trimmed the rug and decided to use the
To make some bracelets!
Pretty Yellow Paint
I went to the Restore-store today to see if they got any more paint in lately.
Found this can:
I did not open the can to see exactly how pretty it is. I love surprises - so I am looking forward to seeing what someone considers "pretty yellow."
Maybe they just meant - pretty yellow - like - "Hey! That paint is pretty darn YELLOW!"
I painted more layers on more canvases today.
A few of the works in progress this week.
Just a couple of days ago they looked like this:
Time to head to Goodwill and get more working material this weekend....
So much paint. So little canvas.
I was getting down to just about my last Goodwill pre-painted canvas and look what a friend found for me today!
I found myself working on 12 different canvases today, and I could have used more.
I am going to have to tidy up and arrange thing better for laying out wet paintings to dry.
I am running out of horizontal space.
Here's a couple under my work table.
These are still in progress...
I found this rolling rack at the Goodwill outlet store for $5 and it is holding a few more '"in-progress" works that are drying.
I finally finished another floorcloth today!
I could not resist painting both sides.
Something about that blank backside and me with all that paint and such...
This was the first side and it seems a little bland in this photo - but it has some lovely details close up.
This side is way different from the other side.
Good thing you can't see them
both at the same time!
This gives you an idea of how it works on the floor....
I am not sure this is where I will use it - but ya never know!
I am seeing RED!
I found a lot of RED paint at the Restore-store and it has been fun to have so much of such a vibrant color.
I was inspired by a photo I saw of a hand painted kimono and tried some new stuff the past couple of days.
I liked the lines and circles.
My painting today is not exactly "like" the kimono - but I am on the way to getting there.
(at least in MY mind...)
Here is one of my paintings from today.
Side-by-side - they look nothing like each other, but in my mind, I was trying for a "fabric" of paint with layers underneath and a sort of patch-like material over the top.
Like a paint-quilt?
And will ya just LOOK at that stinkin' dent in the canvas that I did not notice before!
Here is the other one I worked on today...
Here on this one, I kinda got the impression of the round designs on the kimono.
I can hardly wait to see what happens tomorrow!
For the past seven months all I have painted are circles and circles and more circles and variations on circles.
I decided to forge ahead and paint not-circles.
That was not an easy thing to do.
It was not easy not painting circles.
I wanted to paint circles all over the top of this and had two pals tell me no.
I took their advice and now it is kinda growing on me.
This is about 8"X12" -ish.
I then decided to go bigger and paint a
floor cloth without circles.
Not painting circles was still painful.
This measures about 4' X 3' and is very subtle from a distance and quite detailed up close.
I got some great ideas from doing this that I will apply on the next floor cloth that I paint.
There was a painting that I had painted over and over and over and was still not happy about it, and it was hanging on the wall mocking me each and every minute I was in the painting studio.
It would say, "Hey, I look like crap, and it is all YOUR fault. Bwahahaaaaa!"
So today I decided to paint over it, yet again and the paint I picked did not obliterate the the last layers and then I took a sponge to wipe it all off again and something happened.
I liked that something and experimented with it and, danged if it did not all come together and make a cool painting.
I really like this one.
It has cool details where I rubbed away some of the paint.
Hard to know when a painting is done and I am certain that this one is done done and done!
Big Paintings are for Sale
I took my two big re-purposed paintings to the store where I consign mid-century furniture and put them up for sale.
The woman who owns the store thinks that mid-century buyers might just like some big paintings that look good with the vintage furniture she sells.
I hope so too!
The one on the left , I called, "Happy Day" because it looks like fun. The other , I called, "All That Is" because it has everything.
It wil be a very happy day, indeed, if this sells!
I have to go thrift store shopping soon to get more paintings to paint over.
I have a couple of ideas I want to try out...
Good shape in bad shape.
Got this table at a garage sale a few weeks ago. Great shape to the table - but the wood is not in good shape...
I decided to try to paint a piece of canvas and glue it to the table top.
Should be interesting to see how the whole process goes. I finished putting on 5 layers of poly-acrilyc to seal the canvas and hope to cut it to shape tomorrow.
Pink is not my favorite color.
I like most colors.
Pink is not my favorite color.That is a nice way of saying that I really don't like pink. I bought a pink painting at thrift store to paint over and a funny thing happened...
My son decided that he really liked this painting.
I don't even think it is really even a good painting, even if it was a nice color.
I have asked him several times over the past couple of months if I could have it to paint over.
Nope - nope and nope.
However, today I was able to negotiate a hard bargain with him.
I had a canvas bag I was going to paint over and he really liked the
I was able to trade this canvas bag for the ugly painting. It was not sure thing for a while - but the deal went through.
The painting is gone forever and I will post a photo of it later when it is jazzed up a bit...
I had a pal who was cleaning out her garage and had lots of leftover house paint in fun colors and called me to see if I wanted the acrylic paint.
I use leftover paint all the time in my paintings!
I thought it might be fun to post a few photos of what I have been up to...
I called this one Cataract Daisy.
I sold this one this week. I called it "sunken treasures."
Go Big or Go Home
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.
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