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« on: May 04, 2006 05:19:17 PM »

First off, credit to the origional artist: J.M.W. Chrznoska.  This is a print of his/her painting that I bought for $2, it's stapled to a big piece of cardboard.  I carried it several blocks against the wind in a garbage bag to protect it from impending rain.  I'm pretty short and a few times I thought I might launch mary popins style!
   So this was a great peice to begin with but it was pretty scratched up.  My first thought was to do a Virgin Mary or Mexican saint style re-vamp.  I did the halo but also gave it an art deco feel.  Lots of layers of Gesso, acrylic paint, gel pens and a spot of copper glitter glue on each pearl.  Oh and I also turned the water into wine! I'm more of a sewing person than a painter and this was a big surface. So I was challenged but I had fun, I hope you like!

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2006 05:29:05 PM »

yes, i like yours much better!  the colors set it off wonderfully.  the way it was before, she and the kitty were lost in all the darkness.

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2006 07:36:05 PM »

I like it.  Does the headcovering look like it's made of ball chains in real life, too? 

Oh and I also turned the water into wine!
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2006 09:34:43 PM »

Did you repaint all of it?

And the glitter spots took a lot of dedication. I commend you on that one!

Excellent job!
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2006 09:44:40 AM »

What's really awesome about this is that you didn't take away the original beauty of the piece, you just added to it, and it looks beautiful. And I love the idea of the glitter glue on each pearl, it looks wonderful, like a real cascade of pearls. Be very proud of yourself.
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2006 09:48:23 AM »

That is really nice!!! It went from pretty but dull to sensational! Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2006 09:52:05 AM »

Love it! Great work!
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2006 04:46:29 PM »

Thanks everybody!  I didn't repaint all of it but I did a lot of highlighting and touching up like the scratches esspecialy on the cat.  I did gel pen highlights on the fingernails, cats eyes, wine glass...You cant really see the sparkle on the nails here or the blue glitter on the tablecloth, but I think she now has the royal look she deserves.
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2006 04:50:21 PM »

u go girl, thats very pretty,gives me a idea for next time theres just this one thing on the painting that doesnt make me buy it , now after seein this i can just fix it myself
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2006 08:50:34 AM »

wow. I love everything about this painting. As others have said before me: the colours are great, it looks a looooooooot better now and, the touch of glitter on every pearl makes it look extra divine.  Wink  I really do like the mix-and-match of styles you've got going on here. It works, for sure!
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