Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Paint Brush in Hand

Quite some time ago I saw this painting on Etsy

found here
and loved it.

She was selling it as cards and prints, but I wanted it bigger and on a canvas. The fact that I didn't know where to hang it didn't matter. So there it sat, in my Etsy shopping cart, waiting for me to figure it out.

Fast forward a few months and I'm watching the Property Brothers (love those guys and what they do!) and they were renovating a house for a fun couple. The wife told Jonathan that there is a painting of a pair of cows, by their favorite artist, that they would love to have in their kitchen - and BAM the lights went on - I could hang it in the kitchen!

I was looking forward to our next trip to the house and I could tackle this myself. Little did I know that it would be so soon.

Here is my progress, from blank canvas to finished painting.

First I outlined the chick and the tea cup

Then I started filling in the back ground and the waves using paint brushes, paper towel and my fingers to get the blend of colors just right.

Starting to fill in the cup, highlighting the waves

Giving the chick some life, adding more motion in the waves

Now it's on the wall and looks like it was meant to be there.

Even my Hubby is impressed!

Shared with:

Funky Junk Interiors
Six Sisters Stuff
Craft Berry Bush
Boogieboard Cottage
I should be mopping up the kitchen floor
Under the table and Dreaming
City of Motherly Love

Aloha A Hui Hou!


  1. Fabulous job! Isn't painting your own pictures wonderful??? Love this!

  2. WOW - That's amazing :) Thanks for showing us the steps from start to finish! Visiting from Six Sisters!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Tracy! Glad you like it :o)

  3. Wow what an incredible job you did on this painting! It looks just beautiful!

  4. Thanks for posting this at the City of Motherly Love Thursday Linky Party! I am still beyond impressed!!!! It makes me want to go to Michael's and buy some canvas :)

    1. Not if I beat you to it Tracy! lol

      Thanks for your kind words :)

    2. Lol!! Michael's is more fun with friends! They encourage any excessive purchases!


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