3/17/13

a new painting

I took one of my early collages that I didn't really like anymore and decided to rework it.  I had this gardening ad torn out of a magazine from years ago that has been calling to me - so I figured it was time to use it as inspiration.....


My inspiration (above) and my starting point (below) an 11x17 canvas


This hot mess had some interesting textures and I liked bits and pieces of it, but overall I saw more wrong than right with it.  Time for a makeover.


Started by creating a new background - our friend gesso covered up most of the collage then layers of acrylic to make the background..... (it's actually much more green than blue - somehow my camera washed out the color and I didn't mess with fixing it in PSE)


 Here's the finished product - I like that I can see the hint of the bird profile still (lower right) and that my lines aren't too terrible in spite of painting over such rough collaging underneath.  I signed it but it was illegible cuz it's so bumpy so I washed it off and will try again in another place (maybe on the back:) )  I quite like how this one turned out.


6 comments:

  1. Great makeover.Love the texture.

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  2. Love all that layering and stuff.

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  3. This looks so pretty! And I'm just recently using the works I wasn't pleased with and making them over. It's a great habit. Everything can be saved!

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  4. This looks so pretty! And I'm just recently using the works I wasn't pleased with and making them over. It's a great habit. Everything can be saved!

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  5. This I love, love. the neutral works so beautifully to highlight the image! xox

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  6. so lovely, Terrie! I love that you can still see the texture of that fabulous white leafy paper, which was my favorite part of the original collage. fantastic transformation!

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