Monday, January 25, 2010

before and after

I have a little before-and-after for you today. A little art for my husband as a Christmas gift.

I found these pseudo-oil paintings in a thrift shop. They were labeled "French, 1950's". I think the frames are beautiful and were exactly what I was looking for.
So, I primed over the prints, painted the frames with a lovely brushed nickel spray paint (Valspar, I think) and transferred the silhouettes I did of our two pups and painted them with gouache. I added monograms for them too. "A" for Addie and "C" for Conner.

Ta-Da! They're hanging in our living room next to my Keep Calm poster (in Apples and Orange orange, PMS 151) from sfgirlbybay.

1 comment:

Rachel Elizabeth said...

I love how these turned out. The dog silhouettes are great. I should do this for our three beasts.