Merged Images and Some Paintings: 8

A while back I had an idea (don’t know from where) to choose a couple of photos at random and see if I could combine them into an image. I have been doing these paintings in a large sketchbook (mixed media paper) – it’s 18″ x 24″.

I did this painting in my studio as part of an online class I was taking in late fall, 2021. Here are the photos I used for references. The sofa is like our new one (this is the one in the store); the small tree is in Glenside, PA; the twin house is in Wyncote, PA.

And here is the painting. It is called “Comfortable Neighborhood” and it is 18″ x 24″. Done in November 2021.

15 thoughts on “Merged Images and Some Paintings: 8

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    I like the way you have combined the elements of the photos in your composition and, of course, my eye is drawn to that turquoise blue that leads my eye around the painting.

  2. Leonie Andrews

    I love how the title works so well with the image. It also makes me laugh because when people upgrade their furniture around here they often leave the old one outside on the curb ‘for free’.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. People do the same thing here. Although…in my area, it can work pretty well. Not sofas or the like, though. Especially if they have sat out in the rain…

        1. Claudia McGill Post author

          Yes, I see the same thing. And there is nothing sadder than a rain-soaked outdated pattern and color pet-destroyed sofa still hoping for a new home, is there?

        1. Claudia McGill Post author

          I say, go ahead and give it a try. ! It’s only paint and part, as I often remind myself. And if you don’t like the results now you have collage materials (as I also remind myself!)

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