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.
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.
Thank you, I was happy how this one came out, and it was just a couple of hours or so in coming together.
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’.
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…
Yes indeed, although we have seen several that have been raised on and people still seem to hope someone will take it. Really?
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 And there is nothing sadder than a rain-soaked outdated pattern and color pet-destroyed sofa still hoping for a new home, is there?
A tragedy of our times.😉
I really like that interpretation, and I also like the way you blended the photos into one flowing image. Great job!
Thank you. I like doing this kind of picture. I can include all my favorite elements and leave out the ones I don’t like!
Fantastic mish-mash, Claudia, I love it!!!
Thanks, I like doing these. Anything can fit in, anywhere!
I really want to try this style but I fear you make it look easier than it is!😉
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!)
Comfortable Neighborhood is a wonderful title and a wonderful piece!
Thank you. It’s how I feel about my home area even if we don’t have furniture on the street…