Saturday, October 15, 2016

Repurposed Canvas: Dream

Once upon a time....
I started to create a canvas using a technique I saw used by another artist that I admire very much. No matter how hard I tried, I could not produce the outcome I wanted. So, I put the canvas aside in the pile of unfinished art.

That's it on the top of the pile.
 I have pulled it out many times trying to figure out what I wanted to do with it. 

The other day I wrote in my task list to use that canvas and complete the painting. As usual, I procrastinated and by midday I had completed all of my other tasks except THAT ONE.

I was determined, however, so first I covered the previous attempted art with a layer of joint compound. I used the excuse that it had to dry to put it off yet again. 

Yep, I moved that "task" to the next day. I am not sure why, but it had become just that, a task.

Fast forward to the next day.....

Rested and determined, I added a coat of gesso to the canvas. Once that was dry, I began a background with some gelatos and a collage of vintage papers. 

All of a sudden, it was no longer a task... Here are a few pictures I snapped as I created a piece I love!!!

 Thank you for following along in my life and art journeys.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Jean. I actually love her and the process. Sure took me long enough of looking at that canvas, though.

  2. It turned out so awesome!! Love it!

    1. Thank you, Pam. I have never painted over anything before and I think my disappointment in the first painting is the reason it took so long for me to attack this project. That said... I love her, too!