Saturday, January 5, 2013

Painting over an annoying painting-Day 4

So this is Day 4 or Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings and 30 days challenge.
Sometimes I see an acrylic painting in my studio that was ok at the time but basically annoys me now. This was one of those paintings so I decided to just paint right over it in oils from a still life set up. I like it much better now and it was certainly good practice to sketch right over the paintings with my oils and go for it. A little bit of the original painting is peeking through. A closer inspection shows it better.
I wish I had taken a picture of the original and I know that it is posted somewhere on this blog but I couldn't find it. It was a little village with a graffiti-like background.  I probably would paint over more of these graffiti -like paintings but several of them sold a couple of years ago. Who would'a thought???


Introverted Art said...

Martha, I like it that you just went with your guts and painted over the old painting. This one looks beautiful.

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Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I love this, it is full of light and warmth!

Lucy Chen said...

Painting over old, unloved painting is a good way to re-use a canvas and the old under layer may add interest, too.
I'm painting with acrylic and I want to try oil, too.

Gifts of Creation said...

This is so gorgeous

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