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before and after painting

October 31, 2012

if you are an artist, you understand that canvases are like your real estate. they are first of all, an investment financially. and if they don’t sell or aren’t hanging in a gallery or your house, most likely they are just sitting in your closets. so it’s only normal to go through all of your old paintings and paint over any that you don’t like. you would be surprised how many of my paintings are recycled canvases.

one thing that i am finding as i paint over old paintings, is that i actually prefer the texture of layers. sometimes painting over something brings new inspiration. and leaving little bits of the original painting showing through is always fun. in addition to completely painting over an old painting, i have been revamping some. i keep little elements of the first one but change it up enough to fit my style now. i wanted to share with you a before and after of one of these paintings. i think you can really see the evolution of my style.

before painting

before…

before and after

after

what do you think?

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Mirjana M permalink
    October 31, 2012 9:17 am

    I love these paintings!

  2. October 31, 2012 10:34 am

    I like them both, Wendy!!

  3. October 31, 2012 11:08 am

    I love the after!

  4. October 31, 2012 11:55 am

    Well played!

  5. ann dickey permalink
    October 31, 2012 1:54 pm

    i think you style is evolving into fun, free, and fabulous! i DO love them BOTH. but the second is just so much more free!!!!!!!!

  6. Susan Cone permalink
    December 14, 2012 8:29 pm

    Love, love, love your work. Where can I purchase originals??

    • December 17, 2012 10:16 am

      hi susan. right now you can buy my originals here http://www.squashblossom.com. i am also working on putting more of my originals back into my etsy store. email me if you have a certain one in mind and i will let you know if it’s available.

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