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Inspiration

03 Nov

Sometimes inspiration strikes me in the strangest most unexpected ways. I used to struggle a lot with getting inspired (probably due to lack of experience too), so if I felt like painting, I would essentially recreate someone else’s work. In these cases, my ‘inspiration’ was either Home Sense or the internet. In hindsight, it was a great way to learn to paint and practice, but I always prefer when I have my own original inspiration.

The other day, a friend of mine (Hi Darren!) said that he likes my painting with the birds and the music notes, and thinks that perhaps something similar might look good in his new home. I’ve never seen his house, however I strongly disagreed. Darren is an outdoorsy, upbeat young musician, and that painting has a baby pink and baby blue background. I just didn’t see it.

However, that conversation immediately set off a light bulb and I got painting. And here’s what I came up with.

[Darren, no pressure to actually like it…but thanks for the inspiration! ] 

Acrylic on Canvas – 36×16″ (three 12×16″ panels)

Close-up of left panel

Close up of middle panel

Close up of right panel

Sides painted. No staples.

Top view of middle panel

Side view of right panel

 

All together again!

 

I don’t have any progress photos because I essentially did this one in one sitting. One long sitting…

Also, I should mention that no paint brushes were harmed in the creation of this masterpiece! This whole painting was done with a palette knife so it has a really nice thick textured appearance. Did I mention that I love painting with a palette knife? Clean up is sooo easy!

Lastly, I can’t think of a name for this one. Any suggestions?

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3 Comments

Posted by on November 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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3 responses to “Inspiration

  1. Shelby Musser

    November 3, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    In love with this one!

     
  2. Agata Lawrynczyk

    November 4, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Thanks Shelbs! Am I allowed to have a favorite? Why do I feel like it’s like picking a favorite child…regardless, this one is my new fave!

     

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