9.24.2009

Project #4

After 5 years of the chocolate wall standing blank and lonely, waiting to be a backdrop for a rotating gallery of art, I finally painted my Very Large Canvas.

I'm pleased with it. It's my first significant attempt with acrylics instead of oils, and while I enjoyed the advantage of being able to use white over black and visa versa, the drying time posed quite a problem when it came to mixing.

Nevertheless, the wall is no longer blank, and I have to admit that I really love this piece. It's has a bit of color, but not too much. It's moody, and catches my eye when I walk past. Yes, I love it. A lot.

17 comments:

Jennifer said...

It's beautiful! You're welcome to paint me something anytime you like ;)

Lauren said...

This is beautiful! Did you use a photo as a template, or did you dream up the picture on your own? I don't think I could ever paint something this fantastic. Good work!

Kristina said...

I love it too! Especially paired with the "London" print.

MelancholySmile said...

The painting is based off of the cover art for North River: A Novel by Pete Hamill. I never finished the book, but I loved the cover, and I've been meaning to paint it for years...

Hizzeather said...

Dang girl...you can paint too? *sigh*

Marci said...

It's gorgeous! I'm very impressed!

The Dragonfly said...

Well, Miss Smile, you have blown me away this week with all of your talents and projects, but this is absolutely amazing and I am way, way impressed. Hope it was fun for you to do!

Amberly said...

I have been reading your blog for a long time and love it. I have never left a comment before but had to tell you how much I love this painting - it is so beautiful. Nice job.

Janae said...

Gorgeous. I LOVE it. Amen to the above comment: you paint too? {sigh}

Apis Melliflora said...

I learned a new word today: talented. It's spelled M-e-l-a-n-c-h-o-l-y S-m-i-l-e.

Cloudy clouds, smoky smoke, reflective water, sharp city scape. Love it, but is it London or somewhere else?

liz stanley said...

wow, you can paint too? incredible!

MelancholySmile said...

Thanks everyone! *blushing*

Meliflora- it's actually New York, but I love that London print.... maybe it'll be my city themed wall for now. :)

Scottkids said...

LOVE IT! Your talented!

LisAway said...

All I can say is WOW.

Valerie said...

I am WAY impressed -- first the birds, now this. What else do you have up your sleeve?!

The Phillips Family said...

It's AWESOME!
What an accomplishment!! WAY TO GO GIRL!

hukolb said...

Absolutely beautiful...I've been absent from your blog for a long time! I guess that's what expecting no. 3 can do to you! Were you this tired and unproductive:)? And as stated above, you really are welcome to paint for us anytime, well, maybe we'll wait until we have a real house worth decorating:). You've still got it:)!

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