Saturday, September 25, 2010

Paint-by-numbers fun, Pt. 2



I let this one sit for a few days and had to go at it again...and again...and again. I wanted to keep the vintage paint-by-numbers feel, but there were some colors, shapes, and other wacky things that bothered me, causing me to keep working at this painting over the last week. Now it is done, and I am ready to go back to Lana Turner...it is definitely time to finish that one! The first pic here is the final product, and the 2nd pic is how the painting came out following the directions exactly (well, almost exactly).



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Monday, September 20, 2010

Paint-by-numbers fun



A friend of mine gave me a vintage paint-by-numbers kit as a gag gift. Well, partially a gag...and probably as a jump-start to get me painting again. Within a week, I’d pretty much finished it. The first picture shows the virgin canvas; the second one shows how the painting looked after following the instructions (well, 98% of the instructions...I attempted to soften the face a little).



Not content to just merely follow the numbers and paint within the lines, I decided to change some of the coloring as well as change the face of the subject from Thomas Lawrence’s “Pinkie” to Mel Odom’s “Gene Marshall.” I’ll probably revisit this painting in a few days with some more changes. Stay tuned!


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