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Monday, 30 July 2012

Oil painting..........

Moths amde from an old oil painting. by ohmisterfinch
These moths are made from an old oil painting.
when I first saw it it was in a real state and I nearly didn't get it as I thought it was a bit to damaged.
The painting had holes ,rust and the frame had punctured through the canvas.
However I'm glad that I did pick it up and after a dust,gentle wash and strengthen with thick cotton I was able to make these little babies.
The painting was of a rock out to sea with looming storm clouds and seagulls.
I finished it with a Matt varnish to keep the paint from flaking off.
A very satisfying project as I hate things being thrown away that have life in them. I especially like all the nails holes that I left after it was removed from the frame.

8 comments:

  1. Recycling at it's best! Love 'em!

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  2. They are perfect! Beautiful tones and textures!

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  3. Thankyou both very much.
    They do have really great textures and the colours are so soft and muted.
    Ill not talk about the dust all over everything as I fed them through the sewing machine.x

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  4. Your work is amazing...I love it!!

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  5. You mean they coem with their own covering of dust too?
    Hell theyd fit in so well here amongst my own dust!

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  6. These are deeply beautiful. You have designed richly satisfying forms with sublime color.

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