4/11/08

Show & Tell Friday~

This week I'm showing off a beautiful painting that I picked up for only $2.... great price but A LOT of damage. Someone had actually scratched the paint right off the canvas... gasp! I just couldn't let this beautiful mother and child be neglected any longer. They almost look scared don't they...There were big scratches all over the painting--- their faces & hair, the babies legs, the blue of her skirt. It seems every part had some damage to it. grrrrrrrrrr why would someone do that? I fixed it though~ I think it turned out fabulous, I'm really happy with the results. I used some thick texture paint and a putty knife to completely fill in the scratches in the brown background (letting it dry before repainting it.) Then I just used some acrylic paints and started dabbing/wiping/mixing/redabbing paint all over the painting until I was happy with the results. Then I went over the entire painting with my fabulous fix all...yep, that yellowish antique finish I put over everything lol. And taaaaaaaaa daaaaaaaa.... back to being fabulously cute.
This show & tell was hosted by Kelli~

20 comments:

Jewelgirl said...

Great job fixing the painting it
looks great now!

Pam said...

It looks wonderful! I'm sure no one will ever know what bad shape your painting was once in, unless you tell them of course. Great idea to purchase it. You know, I would have passed it right by, thinking it was destroyed. I'm glad the mommy and child no longer have to be "scared"! The mom looks as though she is wearing ethnic clothing. I wonder from which country she hails?

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my goodness....why you can't even begin to tell that the scratches were there to begin with!!! Amazing.

Take care...hope you have a minute or two to drop by my show n tell!! I'd love to have you visit with me. Today I have something I received, from a special blogging friend!! Come join me?

Happy weekend.

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh what a beautiful job you did of saving this picture. It is lovely.
Hats off to you!!!
Susan

Judy said...

Wow, you did an awesome job.

Simply Heart And Home said...

It looks brand new. Mother and Child look quite pleased! :)

Gina

Constance said...

Absolutely amazing! I wouldn't have given it a second glance at the condition it was in! Great that it got a second chance!
Connie

MyJourneyBack said...

Absolutely amazing. I would not have considered it. But what a sweet thought not to neglect it any longer! You did a fabulous job! It looks great!

Jaderocks said...

The painting is beautiful I can see why you bought it ( I mean saved it) you did a wonderful job fixing the scratches. You have restored it to its original beauty. Great job!

Susie said...

It's a beautiful painting and your repair work restores it to "like new"

Jean said...

What a great repair job! The painting is beautiful now.

MammyT said...

What a wonderful thing you did there. You must have great patience to even consider it. You're actually the first person I've ever known to rescue a painting!
Nancy

Wanita said...

What a wonderful restoration you did on the painting. It looks great!

Needled Mom said...

You did a fabulous job repairing the painting. Who could possibly destroy something as beautiful as that?

The Apron Queen said...

Late making my rounds. Awesome show & tell. Stop by for a plate of Just Peachy Cobbler.

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Kelli said...

You did a wonderful job restoring it, I can't even tell where the scratches were! It's a really lovely picture.
Hugs,
Kelli

Dawn said...

Looks like somebody's kids got involved! I'm so glad you were able to repair it - you are a miracle worker!

Betty said...

Wow, you are a girl after my own heart....that's the kind of thing I do....I'm so glad you 'rescued' the painting...

Thank you for visiting with me....I'm always glad to see friends drop in...Betty

Mercedes said...

Wow, now you got to have a beautiful madonna.

Lisa M Griffin said...

you did a wonderful job on that painting and the horse for your grandchild.
Thank you for sharing,
Lisa