Monday, June 04, 2007

The Picture I Painted ...


As an addendum to yesterday's post, here is a (rather badly taken) photograph of the picture I painted. It was hard to get a good photo, as the flash kept bouncing back off the varnish, and if I didn't use the flash, it was blurry !!

Anyway, the foreground (what looks black) is actually varying shades of black and umber.

The picture was painted on canvas board, with Jo Sonja acrylic paints. It still needs to be framed, but you get the general idea from it here !! Believe me, it looks better in reality, thank in this photo !! Oh yeah, I should tell you, I used a pattern and instructions from a Folk Art magazine to create this picture ... although I made some changes to it, to make it more mine !!

Now I'm hunting through Folk Art & Decorative Painting magazines and books, trying to find my next project (although I still have one more cat coaster to do ... see the other 5 on my Craft & Stuff blog).

Hope your Monday has been (will be, or is !!) a good one.

Take care,

31 comments:

Nicole said...

That is a wonderful painting Connie. You truly are talented. I love the whole silhouette you have going on there. The horizon and sunset are gorgeous. Well done and thanks for sharing. xox

Puss-in-Boots said...

Dear Connie

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comment. As a cat lover, you know what it feels like to lose a loved pet...dreadful!

I love your picture, you are a very talented lady. Keep on painting!

Thank you again, Connie

Hugs

Robyn

Jeanette said...

Hi Meow, What a lovely painting, looks like two horsemen comming home to the country homestead with there trusty dog following. keep up the good work...

smilnsigh said...

It _is_ hard to take a picture of a shiny surface. -sigh- But it still looks great and I'm sure, is even more great, in person so to speak.

Mari-Nanci

Peter said...

Hi Meow, great painting you should try photographing it in daylight where you wouldn't need a flash.

PEA said...

Oh Connie, the painting is wonderful!! You did an excellent job with it! I always admire people who know how to draw and/or paint...I can't even draw a stick figure! lol xox

Devil Mood said...

I love that! How come you're so talented and never mentioned anything? ;)
Well done. Have a great week!

Justine said...

good on you!
Hope you have a great weekend at Bonnie Doon!

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

I really like that...it looks like you put a lot of work in it, especially since you've modified it and stuff.

Greeneyes said...

Meow
Is there anything YOU cannot do???????? Geesh girl you are talented , I love it , it is excellent work done on it , I never heard of doing the way you mentioned but am really interested in it , I dabble with paints , mind you my outcome is nothing compared to this and is limited to Painting cats and frogs etc. on large rocks for my garden, I know laughter heard acrosss the planet ,but wedo have an abundance of rocks (The nickname of our Province is "The Rock""))
It is wonderful , I would love to be as talented, but I guess I will have to suffice with having the last word LOL LMAO !
WAS GREAT CHATTING , FOOLIN ON THE END WAS CUTE , TIME FLEW , HOPE 2 AGAIN SOON ..........HUGS
FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE

gREENEYES

Connie said...

Love your painting. I envy you so much having such a wonderful talent. So glad you mentioned your other blog because I was thrilled to see your cat coasters. Those are so darling!!

Hope you have a great week.
Hugs,
Connie

Val said...

I just love that picture, the Aussie theme and the fact that it's largely in sillouette(sp?). Well done!

Have you done any printing since the workshop? I bought some Josonya paints and other stuff and have been printing out lots of giraffes and martinis. Nice combo, eh?

Dawn said...

What an awesome painting. Have to admit I'm jealous... I can't even draw a straight line :)

Thaks for sharing and look forward to some more paintings. You've very talented ;)

DayByDay4-2Day said...

Wow I didn't know you were so talented. Good job.

Meow said...

Just to clarify ... I didn't paint this picture from my own ideas !! It was out of a book, with a pattern, which I traced off onto the board, then painted according to instructions. Although, as I said, I modified it a bit. I wish I could paint from scratch ... that is still some way in the future !!

Nicole ... thank you.

Puss In Boots ... thank you, and I hope you are doing OK. Hugs

Jeanette ... thank you.

Smilnsigh ... thank you.

Peter ... thank you. I thought about photographing it in daylight, but it was dark before I thought of it !!!

Pea ... thank you. Believe me, painting such a painting, using instructions and such, is quite easy ... it has to be, if I can do it !!

Devil Mood ... thank you.

Justine ... thanks. We hope to!!

Silverneurotic ... thank you.

Greeneyes ... thank you. I might have to send you some magazines ... it is great fun. The chat was excellent fun ... must do it again !!

Connie ... thank you.

Val ... thank you. No, I haven't done any printing ... look forward to seeing yours.

Dawn ... thank you.

DaybyDay ... thank you.

Hope you are all having a great week.

Take care, Meow

Kylee said...

That is beautiful. Great job. I wish I had an ounce of talent to even try to do that. Thanks for sharing.

Lee said...

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Gina E. said...

Gosh Meow, you are too honest...after all those compliments, I would have kept my mouth shut about it not being original - LOL! Seriously, you have done an excellent job of it. Remember those paint by number kits? I used to love doing those when I was a kid, but I don't know what happened to my works of art. Probably got tossed out when I was moving house at some stage. I would not have tossed anything out if it had been as good as yours though. I also love that silhouette effect. Works so well with the Aussie landscape.

Stinkypaw said...

Quite the talented one you are! Good work!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Connie, that painting looks very stylish. Well done.

Cecil said...

Meow.. your painting is great!! Our sister oil paints... but hasn't done so in a while b/c she is so busy.. so nice....

dragonflyfilly said...

wow! you are so talented!

Cathy said...

I didn't know you painted! It is really good, Meow!

Renae said...

What a beautiful painting. You are so talented. I love the others on your craft blog. Do you sell any of the stuff that you make? I paint things as well, but it's more for me to have at home. I do the same as you, look in a magazine, use a pattern, or just paint from eye. Have a terrific weekend!!!!

Renae

Dr. Deb said...

YOu are SOOOOO talented.

Gattina said...

Congratulations that is a real nice picture. You know what I do when I take a picture of my paintings, I take them slightly from the side so the flash doesn't get on the painting. BTW I am back from Turkey I arrived home this afternoon and am happy to type on my keyboard instead of a turkish one ! That wasn't easy ! they had two different types of "i" and it took me 1/2h to find that out, I couldn't log in to my blog ! You should have seen the Internet Café full of men who looked at me as if I were ET in person ! A woman in an Internet Café ! Never seen ! and an "old" one on top of it !

Heidi said...

That's a great painting! I'm totally not crafty and would never attempt :X

Merle said...

Hi Connie ~~ Love the painting - you are very talented and should do some more.
I hope you and the family are having a wonderful time at Bonnie Doone,
Take care, Love, Merle.

Michael Manning said...

Meow: It looks great. As a kid I always liked water colors, even though they are hard to work with!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

That picture is Me-ow unique!

Meow said...

Thank you, everyone, for your encouraging comments. I love to paint, although am hopeless at the freehand stuff, which is why I do the Folk Art type stuff.

Take care, Meow