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Friday, August 21, 2015

So, I Painted Today



I had so much fun painting over an old canvas
for my laundry room (here) that I thought I would
do it again for the living room.  This canvas came
from the auction trash and it was painted with
hot pink and purple swirls.  I've seen these at the
thrift store, too, so keep your eye out if you're
interesting in this idea.  A ready to paint canvas
stretched over a wood frame is a little pricey
if you get it new from a craft store, and this is
a great, inexpensive solution!

I chose colors to go with the living room redo.
Much better!  Those hot pink swirls just weren't
cutting it! haha.  


41 comments:

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    1. Well, thanks, Marty! I really enjoyed this little project...felt
      good to be creative!

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  2. So classy Betsy . . . quite beautiful . . the word gorgeous above is exactly right . . . :)

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    1. Thank you! Not bad for free, right? ha.

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  3. Have you ever thought that you might be painting over an undiscovered old master worth millions? I hope you checked first. Ha!

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    1. There was a signature. It was Keith....Keith Sm.....just couldn't quite make it out!

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    2. Then it was DEFINITELY worth at least $27!

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    3. I always sign my paintings "Keef Smiff"

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    4. Keef? Oh, well, I definitely would have known if was you then!

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  4. It looks fabulous!! just finding a different strong word from the above two to describe it.. ;) loved it..

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    1. Thank you....much better than when I started! haha...

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  5. Love these colours together - so soft and peaceful. And the subject matter is so dear.
    I'm always impressed with how great you are at free-hand drawing/painting.

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    1. The Mister wants a little more color in it! lol.....maybe some robin's blue on the eggs. Might have to tinker with it a bit.

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  6. Very well done as always at your sea
    Maybe the painting will grow and out will pop a birdie lol

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    1. If the painting comes alive
      I'm selling it to survive! haha.

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  7. Oh Betsy...so glad to see you painting. Love this new one. I need to broaden by scope and try some other medium than watercolor. This is so elegant...just hanging in the as held by tiny threads unseen. I love your creativity...it amazing.

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    1. Well, thanks....might work on it a bit more. You know I love my greys! But the mister thinks it's very gloomy. lol....

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  8. You just have creativity oozing out of you Becky. Beautiful job and the price was certainly right.

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    1. Yes, the price was perfect! That was the best part!

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  9. Oh to be so talented! Love the pillow too!

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    1. Well, I don't know...I redid much of it today! haha....the mister likes it better...and I guess I do, too!

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  10. Wow! Beautiful and such great art for the living room wall.!

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    1. I needed something in that space! Room almost done!

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  11. beautiful painting Betsy,, very "" you "", I know how much you love birds, Ilove the muted soft rich colors, looks beautiful in your room,

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    1. It was too gloomy for the mister, so I've added more color...lol....

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  12. The new room is looking nice! Love the color scheme...it reminds me of an impending thunderstorm. And why am I not surprised your painting is of a bird's nest? So much talent going on at your house!!

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    1. I almost always choose a nest to paint...I guess I'm more confident with that subject. Won't be doing portraits any time soon...or ever. lol.

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  13. Hi Betsy - lovely .. just wish I had your talent - sadly painting is not one of them. This looks almost Japanese styled ... maybe it is!

    Cheers and love that it fits the sitting room colours so well .. Hilary

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    1. Oh, I don't know....it's pretty easy...and the best part is that if you mess up, you just paint over it!

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  14. Neat. You might be surprised when a certain visitor arrives and offers big money for your work.

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    1. well, come on over! It's not that far! haha.

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  15. Very nice-the only artwork I do is bible journaling, but I would love to learn how to paint.

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    1. you'll have to explain the bible journaling some time!

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  16. such calming colors!
    been trying my hand at painting and doodling on things for our front porch. no surface is safe lol

    i so enjoy all your posts! :-)
    deb doo

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    1. Well, that sounds fun! It is kind of an addictive hobby, isn't it?

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  17. Oh, wow! Nice! I stand in admiration: not only did you create something pretty, but you were able to repurpose an old item at the same time.

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    1. That's the best part, isn't it? The recylcing....love doing that.

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  18. I Love this! i haven't said anything on my blog yet, but we are moving!~ I look forward to decorating our new downsized house in the country! And I love to paint. I would love to spend a day with you and other bloggers painting...wouldn't that be fun?

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  19. this looks lovely and looks great up there. Well done!

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