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.
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