It’s my latest painting that I thought I finished this morning, and even blogged about it. And posted it (you quick readers may have got a glimpse at the first “finished” product). And then I saw the post and it didn’t feel right. So I deleted it. Put more time into the painting and it feels right now. It has texture and depth. It feels almost dark–I like that. There’s lots of layers of paint there. I’ll let you take a glimpse at what I believe to be the bottom layer:
It’s true–this humungous canvas was a thrift find. Only $7. It had cat fur and dust bunnies all over the canvas mat. Mustard trim surrounded a 70s-looking painting. I was in love with the potential. So, I took it home and painted that mustard–black. I vacuumed the mat and put more layers of paint over all those autumn colors (I think the 70s were obsessed with autumn.) Lots of layers. I added real wire for my birds to perch on for a special touch and hung it in our living room.
(And because I know you are curious.
Here’s what my original “finished” product looked like:
So glad I put more time into it. )