February 20, 2013

Lyric Art

I've been dying to paint a canvas with lyrics ever since seeing this one painted by Elise and this one by Elsie. I thought it would be a perfect (less frilly) art piece to give my husband for Valentine's day. He's a huge fan of U2, so naturally I chose one of their songs. When starting this piece, I was nervous about the letters. I set a spool beside the canvas to help guide me on size and spacing. But once I got into a rhythm of dipping the brush in paint and just going for it, it was so fun! I'll definitely be painting more script on future pieces.


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  1. What a sweet gift, I've been wanting to try something like this for awhile.

    xo erica

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    1. *chants* Do it! Do it! Do it! (No pressure though) :D

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  2. This is such a wonderfully sweet gift. xx. McKenna Lou
    p.s. Hop on over to Lynn and Lou for a special giveaway!
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  3. Catherine,
    I love this idea....so free and flowing with no rules!

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    1. YES, no rules. I'm usually one of those people freaking out if the whole word can't fit, but this time I just let it go. SO freeing!

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  4. Aww, what a sweet idea. And I love that song! Great choice there too. I'm glad you went for it, it always pays to push our boundaries.

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    1. I agree, it teaches something about yourself when going out of the comfort zone. Thanks! :)

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  5. Words are my favorite form of artistic expression. One must look past them to find their own truth, even when that truth seems to be written on the wall. Even the words which are missing speak volumes.

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    1. Oh yes, words have such power and beauty; I agree wholeheartedly.

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  6. I've been experimenting with tiny little postcards, but a big canvas, now that's something else! one day, Heather x

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    1. You know what's funny, Heather? I'm intimidated by the small. Larger canvases give me room to move, make mistakes and correct them. But I'm nervous painting on something tiny. :)

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  7. Such a great idea Catherine and a wonderful gift. Annette x

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  8. What an awesome present. It looks fantastic! And I love that song anyway.

    http://heidiswanderings.blogspot.com/

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