Sometimes, you crap something up so irretrievably, you’ve just got to start over.
The pic below was my beginning. The more I added embellishments, the crappier it got.
I just didn’t like it. So out came the black gesso. I painted the canvas completely and then added colored marks with stencils and acrylic paint.
Using a palette knife, I added white flower petals and green leaves. I painted on stems and some centers to the flowers. Once I was happy with the look, I placed the picture in a white frame with a white mat. Now it looks cheerful and spring-y, and I’m happy I didn’t settle on the crap I first started with!
Usually when I write about my crapsmanship, I’m describing my efforts to make things look better. Not this time! I should have stopped while I was ahead as I worked on this picture of a pot of spring flowers. Read the rest of this entry
Dan the Man and I were having a couple of great friends over for dinner, and because the weather was so nice, I decided we should eat outside. We weren’t planning to have a fancy formal table on the patio, but I wanted to dress it up a little. Read the rest of this entry
I needed a quick and easy hanging for my side door, and I roamed the aisles of Hobby Lobby until I settled on this one. All I had to purchase were a grapevine bunny and some crystal flowers in green, pink, and purple. Read the rest of this entry