Saturday, 7 November 2009

I should have told you Vincent - Sorry

Well I took your advice ladies and just played without a care in the
world at how the finished art work turned out ! I think it fits the Created by Handchallenge this week.


A hessian/canvas shopping bag - and this is how it started
I painted a square-ish border
I then transferred one of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings onto it.



And then I erm, painted over lots of it with mixed acryllics

It was just to make it look more like an oil painting
(Click on photo to enlarge)


But then, in natural light the border looked really 'naff'
So I painted over the border again.
And it ended up like this....

The dark marks are where some drips plopped down off a tree above
But they have dried out now.
I think I need to tone down the Vincent Van Gough nameplate now.



That looks better and the wet 'drip' is now dry



I feel a sunflower coming on Vincent - don't turn in your grave
after all, it's only a shopping bag!

Oops - he surely will be - I spelled his name wrong! The good thing about painting is I can just paint over it and do it again!





16 comments:

crafty creations said...

lol !!!! brilliant and I'm sure he won't turn in his grave - he'll be pleased he has been an inspiration to such a prolific artist !!!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

:0) you are a brilliant blogger. Love the last comment especially lol

I'm very impressed with that transfer thingy- I cant do transfers at all. :0(

Looking good Lottie, looking very good.

Paula said...

you are so funny lol but your work is top notch - loving it!

Pearl said...

Well done Lottie a masterpiece!

Sally H said...

Looks to me like you are a bit of an 'old master' yourself! Sorry, not old, but very very talented!

Hels said...

Oooh ,this is lovley...and if you do a Sunflower one I would deffo buy it cos they are my faves...love it!

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, you are SO adventurous :) I'm so impressed, you love. I wish I were there to play with you, lol! This is FAB.

alcoholinky said...

Lottie, you do come up with some great ideas. This is gorgeous. Love reading how you put things together too.

Angelnorth said...

Your canvas transfers look fantastic Lottie! Love your painty additions and I'm guessing Vincent would forgive the misspelling since you've clearly been having fun!

Momiji said...

you're really good at this transfer malarky! I haven't a clue how to do it.
great gift idea for something that bit different and individual...

Anonymous said...

Hi Lottie,
I heard the song finally at the last picture on your post, the first line to 'come through' was 'Starry starry night...'.
I agree, the final result is the best. Well done!
How are you transferring your image to the canvas? Freehand?

Sandie x
Sandie's Patch

Yogi said...

very nice

craftytrog said...

Wow Lottie! Your so clever, your bag is a masterpiece! xx

Melinda Cornish said...

this looks great .....

LazyKay said...

Wow, you have become SO adept at making these and WOW the decoration - are you starting and Etsy shop, or, can't you bear to part with them?

xxxxxxxxxx

Lorraine said...

marvellous Lottie