Friday, March 15, 2013

WIP

Dali's Guitar
So - a week or so ago I posted a couple of a canvas I had painted over because it wasn't working.  I was layering the background and not forcing anything - just waiting for something to show on the canvas or to have an idea strike. I was in my bedroom closet and spotted my youngest brother's guitar (which he hasn't used in years).  My husband decided he wanted to learn to play - only he decided to teach himself.  Needless to say that idea went by the wayside.  So the guitar agreed to model for me. At some point I realized that I too little canvas for the guitar.  So I decided to melt it - thus Dali's guitar.  So much fun - I used paint and old hymnal pages and magazine pages and lots of paint, some stamps and my Stabilo pencil.  I meant to take more pictures while in progress but whenever I thought of it my favorite finger brushes were full of paint!  I'm still fussing with it and need to finish the sides.  My daughter thinks it's finished - we'll see.  I am starting to like it - there were some stages that were so ugly I thought maybe I should burn it!  But I worked through and here I am.  I am linking (a little late) to Paint Party Friday here.  Thank you Eva and Kristin for all you work - go check this fabulous site.  Special this week are auction pieces the proceeds of which will go to Sandy Hook Elementary.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I love your comments - so please leave one if you have time.  Have a blessed and art-filled weekend.

15 comments:

  1. Love this image of the guitar and all its layers!
    Wonderful!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  2. It turned out wonderfully too!! Excellent job with so much heart in it!! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  3. lovely piece, wonderful inspiration!

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  4. Wow, that piece is gorgeous!

    Love the layers and colors on it!!

    Have a great day!
    Nora

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  5. Love the guitar. Lots of layers and great color.

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  6. smashing piece. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. really lovely to see this piece. so much uniqueness. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Lovely work! I love that you wrote about your process! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Haha, I LOVE your solution of "melting" the guitar! Great idea! Good that you worked through the "ugly" stages! It turned out really well!

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  10. VERY cool! classical guitars are a huge hit in our house :)

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  11. Wonderful! I really love the drippings and texture of the piece. Lovely!Thank you for your visit to my blog. I appreciate it!

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  12. wow, this is so full of texture and soft color...the melting part is so cool!

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  13. Looks wonderful! Great title for it. :)

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  14. This is so cool looking, I love the papers underneath and the way it melts!

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  15. Ohhh, it's so cool! And now I see that Gloria above me said the same thing! I love all the texture and the music notes - and the story behind it.
    I also want to Thank You so so much for your bid on the pillow for the PPF auction. I was so honored that you wanted it, xoxo

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