My favorite show on TV right now? Work of Art. I’ve decided to play along at home when I feel up to it health wise…..so bear with me because I’ll be a few episodes behind for a while.
The first episode the artists had to use pieces of “bad” or “kitschy” art and use it as a basis for their own piece. Funny….I actually really liked some of the art that they deemed “bad” art….beauty is in they eye of the beholder, right?
I decided to make my own version of “re-done” kitschy art. My goal was to use some old thrift store art we had in our garage and not spend any money on new supplies. Here is the original art:
I transformed them into these fun pieces:
First, I traced the images with tracing paper……
…..and used transfer paper to put the image onto another piece of canvas:
I used black liquid acrylic to sketch out the images:
Now just a doodled outline of the original:
I spray painted the 80′s gold frames into a bright red:
A new modern look:
Of course I just love making things that are pretty….I don’t think much about meaning or what the audience might think. I never had any interest in art history either….so the judges would rip my stuff apart!
But I love a challenge!
If you haven’t watched Work of Art check it out! I drool over the studio they get to work in…..all those materials and the creative minds at work. I dream of being in an environment like that and I love the weekly challenge! So fun!