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« on: May 30, 2009 02:20:00 PM »

My guy was awesome enough to buy me a huge canvas (it’s about 4 by 3.75 feet, and about 2.5 inches deep; stapled at the back, gallery-style) at my favorite thrift shop on one of their 50% off days…only problem was that it was already painted.  Someone had painted a road on it.  It was sort of blocky and geometric, and it was monochromatic in the worst way.  It just wasn’t that aesthetically appealing (to me).  Fortunately, I was able to save the giant canvas and make it more my style! 


I covered up the old painting with plain white gesso, then painted this:


Please excuse the awful flash spot.  It’s too big to transport all the way downstairs just to take it outside to photograph.  Plus, it's cloudy today!  Another picture, with less flash:


I call it “Annabel Lee” (hooray for literary nerdiness!).  The waves have lots of depth that is not really captured in the photographs.  I painted them in subdued, moody colors:  violet, oranges, darker yellows, greens, browns, and blues; then, I applied a blue/medium gel mixture over the waves with palette knives.


Lastly, here’s the texture I painted on the cliff. 


Like almost all of my paintings, I edged the canvas in black acrylic.  It’s all in acrylics and medium gloss gel.  I love that I was able to rescue something that no one wanted and give it new life, as well as save a TON of money on a large canvas.  Let me know what you think…I like constructive criticism!
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2009 02:54:30 PM »

The painting is beautiful! Without sounding too literary nerdy, the way you painted the sea brings to mind the last stanza. Love it! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2009 03:08:43 PM »

This is really beautiful. I wish it was hanging in my livingroom!
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2009 03:30:38 PM »

Beautiful!  Love your style  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2009 06:09:04 PM »

Awe I love this.  It makes me think of my favorite books by Jaqueline Carey, particuarly Kushiel's Chosen where the MC wears a red dress, and falls of a cliff into the water. Though not at the same time.


I lurv it.
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2009 03:48:52 PM »


Without sounding too literary nerdy, the way you painted the sea brings to mind the last stanza. Love it! Smiley


Haha!  No worries; nothing is ever "too nerdy"  Cheesy 

Thank you all for your nice words!  I'm excited to actually be able to hang it on the wall in the future.
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