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Topic: Dia de los Muertos Still Life  (Read 4999 times)
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« on: May 03, 2006 03:33:34 PM »

After When i saw this challenge i remembered a painting my uncle Chris bought from Good Will when i was 9 years old. It was super ugly, we hung it in the garage and it stayed there till this challenge. I tried for the longest time to figure out what to do with it.


My best friend is obsessed with Dia de los muertos (the day of the dead) and she has paintings nick knacks and all sorts of skull themed art in her house. As i started looking at the painting more the pears and apples looked like they would make really good skulls. So the whole thing evolved from there


I had a hard time figuring out what do with the wine bottle and then it hit me, one of this jesus candles. i think it fit perfectly.

I used latex paint, fabric paint, and modge podge.

Then i was stumped, what to do with the weird metal objects. One turned into the sun (obviously) and the next just sort of morphed into a cliff. The quote in there is a partial quote from the bible that seemed to fit perfectly with the over-all theme.

This was lots of fun. I hope everyone enjoys this wonderful creation.
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006 04:51:18 PM »

Very clever, and well done. I especially like the wine bottle turned candle. Good job!

"When you are forty-two years old and you have five children, it's a slippery slope into sweatpants and a minivan. So I just don't go there."--Laura Bennett, Project Runway
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006 06:28:35 PM »

I really like how you painted over everything, but still incorporated the shapes from the old picture... nicely done!
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2006 06:31:50 PM »

Hell yeah, Day of the Dead! YoUI ROCK!

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2006 08:26:58 AM »

Awesome - this is exactly in the spirit of the challenge!

« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2006 07:02:39 PM »

I would buy the revamp version, for sure.
Love it.
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