Sometimes when we are in Cornwall we come across yard sales or estate sales where people unload their old paintings for under $10. Often we are torn about whether or not we actually like the painting, but at this low price it’s hard to pass up a piece that’s in a nice (large) frame or – even better – an already stretched canvas that’s in good shape. This past weekend we pulled out a very-horizontal painting that – to be honest, I liked – except for a pair of cartoonish ladies that were painted in the foreground. We needed to fill an empty spot in the wall – and with that end goal in mind, we went about repainting our painting.
First, you put on your oldest pajamas that you don’t mind getting paint on. Next, you slip out to the garden and hope the kids don’t get paint everywhere.
We covered our canvas in white, and with our inspiration nearby – we almost made a Rothko replica.