Textured and Weathered

Judy Hardiman Painting 1 Comment

Several days ago, on my Facebook page, I posted a message mentioning that I was starting a new painting.  I also asked my friends to cross their fingers for me because I was trying something new.

Well, thank you for crossing your fingers because it came out as I hoped.

In 2009, I got into photography because of my painting and I have been trying to find a way to mix my photography and painting together somehow.  So, I am starting a new project where I am painting something that I have photographed.  I hope one day to do a show which would include a framed photograph and the painting that I completed based on my photograph.  This is my second painting in the series.

My husband, Jim, photographed my painting, as he has done for other painters, and I am very happy with the results. Thank you sweetie.

In the following images, you will see the final painting and I have also included a close-up image which shows more of the detail in the textured surface and the painted balsa wood.  I have also included an iPhone shot to show you what the balsa wood looked like before I painted it.

This was a fun project for me.  I used Liquitex flexible modeling paste for the textured wall and I used balsa wood that I purchased at Michaels to build the window frame.  Balsa wood is very lightweight and easy to cut. I created a template for the window, traced it onto the balsa wood and then assembled the pieces using wood glue.  I attached the wood to the canvas using the flexible modelling paste.

Now, I am ready to move on to the next painting.

Judy Hardiman

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