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Week 2 Painting- Torn Landscape


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So far, I'm really enjoying this resolution of completing one painting a week. This piece was inspired by two things...

[caption id="attachment_7432" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="1. This dresser design I created and painted for the DIY Channel this past Summer. I tore pieces of posterboard to create jagged edges that became stylized landscape rows..."]DIY, DIY Network, DIY Channel, painted dresser, landscape, landscape dresser, green dresser, lavendar dresser, blue dresser, dresser ideas, paint ideas, Shannon Kaye, artist, decorative painter, painted furniture, custom art, custom painted furniture, custom color[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_7433" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="2. ...and Meagan Lewis, awesome friend and founder of of Brown Pigeon stamps, saw the dresser and said, "Oh, I could make a bunch of those landscapes and hang them on my wall!" or something close to that."]meagan lewis, brown pigeon, custom stamps, etsy stamps, rubber stamps, shannon kaye, color consulting, color consultant color coach, color expert, paint expert, lifestyle personality, tv personality[/caption]

I'm so used to working big (think a kitchen full of cabinets, 9' walls...) that her idea to create several landscapes on a small scale hit me like a bolt of lightning- excellent idea, Meagan!

I set out to do a really soft skyscape with subtle whites and grays. But as I stacked the colors, the painting screamed for color- of course :-)

I painted the landscape over this painting you see below.

Which explains the stripe at the top and the section of paint that's cracking over the star....

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Do-overs are totally allowed in painting. Some of my favorite pieces are the ones I paint over older work. Clean canvases still kind of intimidate me. Painting over an old idea takes the pressure off- and there's usually a surprising bonus like this little star that shines through the piece.


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