Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Make my Week #33 - paint by number restyle


i bought this sweet painting at an op shop a few weeks ago with a project in mind.

like most prints at op shops, it was a sad faded blue but i could still appreciate the magnificent study of light in this painting - the woman is reading an old love note from her guy whose photo is in the lid of the open box on the table. awww~
{does anyone recognise this painting, i'd love to know who it's by...judging by the main "focus" of the light i've narrowed it down to a male artist *wink*}

after looking at it so closely, i almost lost my nerve to paint over it, but i was too curious, so charged ahead!

i'm not convinced (maybe it's the frame?), and it'll probably get painted over again but it was fun having a go.
inspired by this re-paint on pinterest


9 comments:

  1. Oh I love!! Looks slightly Disney-ish? Such a fab idea.

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  2. yep. needs a white frame. But thats just my thoughts. I'm still waiting to happen across the perfect print to do something like this too.

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  3. Seriously, is there anything you cannot do? Looks great. Cx

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  4. Like! But a funky frame would suit better

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  5. Great idea...I garee about the frame and I'd change the yellow slightly...maybe a bit muddier...not quite sure.

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  6. White Frame - but otherwise picture perfect
    Have you got a linky for these pinned in real life?

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  7. It was painted by Jean Raoux (Wikipedia link).

    Next time, try TinEye.com. It's a reverse image search that looks for copies and variations all over the web of any image you upload.

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