Monday, October 24, 2011

I'm no Amanda Talley!

    Amanda Talley is the well-known artist from New Orleans, I was trying to emmulate!
                              
       The Good News   ~   I love the colors and I didn't spend $ for a canvas!
       The Bad News     ~   It's not exactly what I hoped for....
                                        Really? Did I think I could paint like Amanda Talley?

       The Verdict   ~   It will stay for a month until I decorate for Christmas,
                                                        and then I'll try again,
                             I think I can do better than a biscuit cutter dipped in paint look!

                                                    Here's my sad attempt ~
                              

               Thank goodness for the sunburst mirror - it would make anything look better.  
                                         I like the refective light a mirror adds above my mantle,
since there isn't anything of interest being reflected
I strategically cover up some of the mirror by layering other pieces.

                  

                          I wanted to use what I had and decided on this print I bought from
                         Goodwill, for $4.50 (I originally picked it up to use on the gallery wall).
                                       I painted a piece of mat board the blue color
                               and then started in with my over-abundance of circles!

                    
                              Did you notice my lastest garage sale find included up there.
                                                                                               
                                        What I learned  ~  abstract art is indeed an art!

14 comments:

Dana said...

I can totally identify! I thought, "It can't be that hard. It's just circles, right?" Well, at least yours made it to the mantle. Mine's in the trash! I like the modern aspect your work of art adds.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

I like it! The blue especially looks great with your layers. Nice arrangement...you can't beat free even if it's not quite what you had in mind.

LA said...

I like it too! Pretty shade of blue. Thanks for the layering tip. I did notice the starburst mirror. So pretty. Did you paint it?

Unknown said...

I agree, it looks great and at "free" how can you beat it? I am totally into using what's on hand as much as possible. BTW your blog is lovely, glad I stopped by!

Cathy @ Room Rx

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

I think it looks very good! Remember, Art is in the eye of the beholder!

Calypso In The Country said...

I think it turned out great! I love the layers on your fireplace too. I just did mine that way after having a very traditional symetrical arrangement. I love your blog and I am your newest follower.
-Shelley

Holly Gruszka said...

I think it's awesome. It adds some gold from the mirror and also some teal which I think was needed. You did a great job - you might find yourself leaving it up for a while. Add some greenery for the holidays and it's still a great look.

Kelli @ The Loss Cause said...

Great job! The only difference between hers and yours is she has a lighter background.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Ha! You are so funny...I want some modern art too for my dining room. But you are too hard on yourself. I think it looks pretty.

Amanda said...

I think it looks great- we are our own worst critic. And LOVE the sunburst mirror

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