Evolution of a Painting

So I showed you the beginning of Melanie‘s painting a few posts ago. Here it is again if you missed it:

Then I added lettering with stamps in the background. Melanie said she wanted the image to be Morning Glories, so the background says, “what’s the story, Morning Glory?” which I think is an album title or something, but it was just the first thing I thought of when thinking about Morning Glories. When the painting is finished you can’t really read the text–it’s just there for background.

Then I added some blue circles of paint with the top of a tube of craft paint (no worries, no craft paint was used in the making of this product–only professional grade).

After the background was finished, I painted on the letter M and the Morning Glories. I made the M a little more mature since this wasn’t for a kid’s room. I’ll confess that I don’t know a whole lot about Morning Glories, but the Internet was ripe with sources images and I’m pretty pleased about the way the whole thing turned out.

It still needs varnish and my Hubby will have to put hooks in it for hanging, but she’s done!

Please remember that you can purchase your very own custom alphabet canvas in my shop. The cost is forty dollars and believe me, a big chunk of that goes to high quality canvas, paints, and sealants–no junk here!

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  1. sitting on the mood swing at the playground says:

    It's beautiful!

  2. MeghatronsMom says:

    Bird, you are so talented! I LOVE the painting! I might have to save some money to get a Bird original myself.

  3. Nadine Hightower says:

    I love it!

  4. caryanne says:

    I love the progression you show here. It's amazing!

    I will definitely be ordering something at some point…just need to figure out what I want. Oh…and hopefully you ship to Canada!

  5. I don't know if my online store will let you ship it to Canada, but if you e-mail me I'll definitely ship it to you!

  6. I love this one!

  7. gorgeous!!!

  8. Small Town Girl says:

    Awesome! I just love it!! :)

  9. melanie says:

    i LOVE it! i had no idea when i asked for it that it would be different than what you usually do…

    i really love the way it turned out and i'm so excited to hang it up in our home!

    thank you so much for the giveaway and all your hard work on my behalf!

  10. desperate housewife says:

    I can't believe you made that! That is so so beautiful and unique. I think the next time someone I know has a baby that they will be getting one of those for their gift!

  11. Shoeaddict says:

    It's GORG. I love it. I will be needing an A or W soon. 😉

  12. luckeyfrog says:

    "What's the story, morning glory?" comes from the musical Bye Bye Birdie (along with the song Put On A Happy Face!).

    It's so pretty!