Monday, January 23, 2012

Reworking An Old Painting

About a month ago, I was playing around with some stamps and FW acrylic inks, just letting the colours blend and flow where ever they wanted and I managed to come up with this total abomination of a painting! Yayy! (in my opinion I decided it was a disaster and it needed to be put away until my frustration faded.  I wanted to gesso over it and just start from scratch but I'm glad I didn't. I instead used a series of washes with "Prussian Blue" and "Indigo" over top to tame it down a bit and came up with an interesting backdrop for a new painting :)

 Above: The initial painting before 

Progress - adding flowers with gold ink, drops of alcohol, brush pen and a spray bottle

 The finished piece! :)
Mixed Media on Canvas
©WhiteVioletArt 2012


As frustrated as I was with the original painting, I'm glad I decided to rework it instead of starting over from scratch! I'm feeling inspired to start another painting in this style, I'd like to start adding a bit of detail to my work again :) but first, I have to go buy more canvases! ;)


  1. Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thank you Olga! And thanks for stopping by - the comments are so appreciated! :)

  3. Wow that is really cool. And you're right, there didn't look like much hope in the original. It looks a bit like a wild, alien landscape. All the new details are really neat.

    (Found this site at Artists in Blogland!)

  4. wow!!
    this is incredible. I love it :)

  5. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog post "Work in Progress." Finally found time to pop over to see what you're up to and love the energy and movement in your pieces. Simply beautiful!

  6. This is stunning Cindy, I just love how you turned it into something so gorgeous.

  7. Cindy, how are you? everything is in order? I'm worry about you , as long ago you could not see. everything is in order? I miss your creativity, and to you.


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