Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Redoing Old Paintings

Back on November 23rd, I posted a blog about redoing old paintings.  I promised to show you what I would do with that painting, and FINALLY, I'm showing you what I did.  This painting started out by Gail Speckmann, and then, we exchanged paintings and allowed the other artist to paint on our “old dog” paintings.  I turned her traditional painting into an abstract, but as I'm often prone to do, I got too busy with tiny shapes.  So, now, this painting had 2 beginnings with “not-so-good” end results.  That's when I turn them into journals.  Although these take about 2 hours to complete, and I only sell them for $25 dollars each, they aren't the most productive use of my time, but I really enjoy making them.  And they always expand my imagination.  Sometimes, I think it is fun to turn off all the "rules" of painting and just have fun!!!!  I cut the pattern out, then coat the top side with gloss medium.  I paint the inside with an opposite, WOW color, and then enclose them, using self stick Velcro.  Adding grommets and/or brads complete these little journals into gifts of love.  Really fun to do!!!


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